Music to Code By

In my previous post on Music, Seattle, and the Web, my loyal blog readers (I still respect you all even if the majority of you actually like candy corns) gave some great recommendations for online music in the comments. One of the links I included was to a mix by DJ Bolivia, who personally emailed me and sent…

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Spec# for Visual Studio .NET 2003

From the research web site: The Spec# programming system is a new attempt at a more cost effective way to develop and maintain high-quality software.   The system consists of: A programming methodology, which includes a sound treatment of object invariants in object-oriented programs. The Spec# programming language, which is a superset of C# and adds…

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Visual Studio 2005 Community Integration FAQ

In the Visual Studio Connections keynote, I demonstrated the new features for finding and sharing content using Visual Studio 2005. In the demo, I showed how a developer can open up C# Express (or just about any VS 2005 product), click File New Project…Online Template…search for community content and download them to their machine. I…

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Connections in Vegas

I’m in Vegas this week for Connections. Connections is a 3-part conference covering ASP.NET, Visual Studio, and SQL Server.  I did the demo keynote for Marie Huwe, our fearless leader, and a session on language and IDE enhancements. I’m happy to be done with sessions. All the usual suspects are here, Juval Lowy and Carl Franklin, the conference chairs…

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Microsoft products using the .NET Framework

In the comments of Scott Hanselman’s blog posts on why VB developers don’t switch/migrate/convert to VB.NET, someone replied with the following: So what application has Microsoft written totally in .NET that is worth a [expletive]? Visual Studio – NO, Office – NO, Notepad – NO, Calc – NO. Why haven’t they? ….. Here’s my response. While…

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Following the progress of the US Election

I officially voted today, but I avoided the lines by using an absentee ballot. It really is the way to go. Someone internally sent out a link to this nice site on CNN that let’s you track the results of the US election: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/president/ You’ll need Flash to view the map, but it gives you the state-by-state results…

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