Team efficiency and division of labor

The concept of paradigm as described by Thomas S. Kuhn is quite profound, I have seen object-oriented software design authors quote him when illustrating the difference between other methods of software design. Yet, it is an illustration taken from another context and we software people should take care not to misinterpret it. (As we have…


Under the Hood: WinINet

We often have to work with customers to understand why a specific IE scenario fails.  In some instances we may have to enable some custom logging and data collection to get to the root cause.  However, understanding why we are doing what we are doing is crucial from our customers’ standpoint especially in the post-mortem…


Mailbag: What version of the .NET Framework is included in what version of the OS?

Question: I recently installed Windows Vista.  When I looked in the Programs and Features (formerly known as Add/Remove Programs) control panel, I didn’t see the .NET Framework 2.0 listed.  Therefore I decided to install the .NET Framework 2.0 by downloading it from this location.  However, running that setup displays an error message stating that it…