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September 26, 2008  2:50 PM

The LINQ Equation



Posted by: Brein Matturro
General Microsoft news

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is a new object querying paradigm that released with Microsoft's .Net Framework version 3.5.  It allows a programmer to write SQL-style code to access objects within lists or collections or arrays.  It is quite powerful but what about performance?  I will attempt...

September 10, 2008  2:04 PM

Microsoft joins OMG – Muglia sees mainstream modeling



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Architecture and the SDLC, General Microsoft news

Microsoft Corp. said it will join the Object Management Group, the steward of UML and promoter of Model-Driven Architecture and other enterprise standards. Microsoft’ Bob Muglia made the disclosure as he...


July 30, 2008  2:10 PM

Ballmer calls for push on Windows application development



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

By Andrew Horne In a leaked internal e-mail following the unexpected departure of executive Kevin Johnson, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer outlined company objectives for the year ahead: growth of Windows,...


July 3, 2008  5:35 PM

I’m an Agilist and I’m Ok, right?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

SearchSoftwareQuality.com survey on Agile processes is out. The Web site asked its readers a series of questions on team-oriented development issues.

The take-away: Requirements gathering is still hard; waterfall methods are still as prominent as Agile methods; and Use Cases are here to...


June 27, 2008  8:43 AM

The JavaScript worm turns at USENIX 2008



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, Web applications

The USENIX conference is a technical undertaking dedicated to all things UNIX and some things Linux. Actually, it is nothing less than the premier event for system programmers. Despite the UNIX-leanings, USENIX in recent years has featured some...


June 9, 2008  4:19 PM

Sandcastle CodePlex download dissolves



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Document generation is nobody's favorite task. Microsoft has had a pre-beta automatic document generator brewing for a number of years that would help take classes, code and the like, and create documentation, saving some onerous tasking. This long-running project took on an open-source tenor with...


May 27, 2008  10:57 AM

How will Bill Gates be remembered?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

The lights dim in the keynote hall, the music comes up, and Microsoft’s leader Bill Gates is announced to the developer legions at Tech Ed for the final time. That is the scene on the first week of June in Orlando as Bill Gates makes one last keynote before moving on, leaving his day job at...


April 24, 2008  3:43 PM

Microsoft LiveMesh Cloud and Yahoo



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, The Microsoft-Yahoo saga

Microsoft's recent discussion of mesh computing raises a few questions. For some details on what it is, go to the LiveMesh pages. The company has rattled about a lot of ‘Live" initatives, but this may be the first one...


April 8, 2008  1:51 PM

Microsoft Opens to Eclipse?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, Windows Presentation Foundation

Microsoft is working to make it easier for Eclipse developers write code for Windows apps. Microsoft will...

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March 24, 2008  10:49 AM

Anonymous Methods – Elegance or Kludge



Posted by: Brein Matturro
C#, General Microsoft news, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

According to Wikipedia, a kludge (or, alternatively, kluge) is a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem or difficulty. In engineering, a kludge is a

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