My First “MSDN Flash” Article – XML Web Services

I have just had my first MSDN Flash newsletter article published – I had been threatening to do it for ages, but I finally got round to doing it, to coincide with a web services event I held last week in London.   Here is the text for the article in the MSDN flash –…

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Understanding Web Services – UK event, November 30th, London

Later this month I will be running a one day MSDN session around understanding Web Service – I hope some of you reading this blog will be able to make it. It’s a free event, aimed at developers and system designers, and really anyone interested in web services.   Web services is one of those…

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

I was a big fan of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy when it first came out (I listened to the radio series, bought the records, watched the TV series, and still own a real Marks & Spencer Hitchhikers towel which has part of the script about Knowing Where Your Towel).  The latest BBC Radio…

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Are web services too slow?

I spend a lot of my time with professional developers building systems on .NET,  discussing various architectural and design issues. One of my focuses as the moment is web services, and one of the topics that comes up on a fairly regular basis, when discussing web services, is the issue of speed.   Typically the…

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This year I will mostly be doing web services!

These words (in homage to the Fast Show) are by way of saying that I, for the bulk of Microsoft’s current financial year (July 2004 to June 2005), will be focusing on web services. This is a really cool and interesting area, and it’s great to see, when talking to architects and developers and designers,…

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Opening The Xbox

I have just finished reading “Opening The Xbox”. A very enjoyable and interesting read, especially if you have an Xbox (if you don’t have an Xbox, get one now – they are great fun). The book traces the roots of the Xbox within Microsoft – the team who first put forward the idea, how the…

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Obfuscation

The issue of obfuscation and decompiling .NET code comes up on a fairly regular basis, so I thought I’d explore it in some more depth, and try to address some of the common questions that arise.   This is not a new issue or topic – since the first high level compilers existed, people have…


21 Rules of Thumb – How Microsoft develops its Software

I will be presenting a session at TechEd in Amsterdam next week on the subject of software development – “21 Rules of Thumb – How Microsoft develops its Software”. As someone who has been involved with software development for over two decades, the whole area of how you actually bring together a team and get…


Data Binding with ASP.NET

I am presenting the session on Building Data-Driven Websites with ASP.NET (a.k.a. Data Binding and ASP.NET) at the current Microsoft Technical Roadshow we are running in the UK, so I though I would use my blog to provide some additional links and background material for the session.   The good news is there are plenty…