IronScheme Nears Final Release

This looks promising. IronScheme is available in RC form at CodePlex.  Nicely, it’s under the MS-PL.  There is an MIT Creative Commons-licensed HTML version of the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs textbook for Scheme at http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/. The Scheme Programming Language (4th Edition) is also online. Hat tip: InfoQ: IronScheme Nears Final Release I haven’t…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2

It’s out—go download it and look at the info->Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2. There is a “Go Live” license, so if you call product support, they’ll give you product support. This is what “Go Live” means->http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2009/10/19/going-live-with-visual-studio-2010-beta-2.aspx. There are support engineers staffed and trained, but you need to read the license agreement…

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Information from the Windows 7 “New Efficiency” launch

Today I presented “Building Next Generation User-Interface with Multitouch and Ribbon on Windows 7” for the Windows7 launch event in Atlanta.  The slides and other materials should be posted to “http://www.thenewefficiency.com/” sometime soon. In the meantime, I’ve posted my slides to my Office Live Workspace at http://bit.ly/4TT40. It’s not every day I get a standing…

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Quick work around–“pending change that is not compatible”

On upgrading a VS 2008 project to VS 2010 beta 1, some of my unit tests didn’t upgrade fully.  There were some references to version “9.0.0.0” assemblies.  I need to go back and let people know about the problem, but I pursued a “nuke everything, it’s the only way to be sure” fix.  I removed…

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Patterns and Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

The Patterns and Practices team has just “finished” Developing SharePoint Applications. I’m sure they’ll add more to it, and it’ll be a growing document, but it’s become a polished and well-rounded set of guidance.  You can find more at http://www.microsoft.com/spg http://www.codeplex.com/spg and you can download the document here I’m glad that it includes advice on…

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Innovation/Showcase on Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3

Jeff Barnes has put together a series of afternoon talks about Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3.  This innovation showcase will highlight IE8 and Silverlight 3 features that deliver the best web experience for end users.  Some of the other events we’ve done lately have filled up early, so if you’re interested you should register…

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Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Integration Tip

I’m trying to sync a mpp file with a few thousand rows.  I haven’t made assignments for everything yet, so I just want to sync a few rows.  There is some help in the documentation, if you remember a few nuances: There’s a sweet article called “How to: Enable or Disable Publishing of Work Items…

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Another day, another stupid Silverlight vs. Flash “Top 10” list.

There are a lot of stupid top 10 lists out here, and maybe we should leave writing them to David Letterman.  10 Reasons Why Flash Is Better Than Silverlight | Connected Internet was posted on www.connectedinternet.co.uk by one of it’s writers, but I imagine any self-respecting Adobe employee would be embarrassed by it.  Many of…

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