November CTP is now available for MSDN Subscribers

The November CTP (Community Tech Preview) is now available for download for MSDN subscribers. The version is Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition. More information


Caffeine is the internet economy’s life blood

Caffeine is the internet economy’s life blood. Yeah, that’s a bold statement, but when your entire industry is over-worked, you should realize that there are complimentary things that we owe a great deal of debt to our success. Personally, I’m suffering from some bad sleep depression and exhaustion right now. Today, I can not function without caffeine. My “sleep bank”…


SD Times: C# Gets Sharper

I’m still way behind, but here’s an article by Jennifer DeJong on the next version of C#. I am of course blogging about this because I’m quoted throughout 🙂

Eric describes his Marriage Proposal in C#

In case you haven’t seen this, Eric Maino, a lead Student Ambassador, writes C# code to describe his marriage proposal. Sure, I would’ve used delegates here or an async pattern there, but all-in-all an amusing read.


Just Released – Music To Code By Volume 2: “Memory Leak”

DJ Bolivia, whom I blogged about earlier, just released Volume 2, download or start streaming it now!! “Memory Leak” (Music To Code By Volume 2)64 minutes of Progressive/Tribal HouseDownload the MP3 or listen to the stream I love the name, and the mix, but what do you all think? **Want More?: If you want to keep up-to-date…


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…


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…

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…


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…