UK MSDN Flash, 26th November 2008: Azure Services Platform

Hello all – this is just a test post. I’m interested in creating an RSS feed for the UK MSDN Flash. Editor’s Intro Hello all, Last time we did a special Flash focused exclusively on the technologies of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC). Normal service has now been resumed with a healthy variety of Fresh…

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10 “IT” things about me

I was putting this list together for a presentation. It is scary when you start checking dates 🙂 First PC – ZX80 in 1980 (then BBC Micro, Atari 520STFM and Macintosh LC) First computer job… FORTAN in 1986 Wrote most LOC on… Unix using C Favourite IDE of all time …GNU Emacs Joined Microsoft DRG…

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Say hi at DDD7 if you see me (and a piccy of me!)

Saturday 22nd is DDD7 day in Reading – and I will be there in my official capacity as “the Microsoft person” – which is great as I missed out on registering in my capacity as “a dev in the UK who wants to learn from smart folks”. I would love to chat with: Anyone who…

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Didn’t we do well! (That would be developers in the UK at PDC08)

Have you got 6 minutes to spare? Then read on… The UK (and the work of my group) was very well represented at PDC08 in the Keynotes. I was just watching the Day2 1st Keynote with Scott Guthrie. Move to 94minutes in and you will see Nick Lansley of Tesco.com blowing your mind away with…

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First published book on ADO.NET Entity Framework

If you are following my blog or watched me present, you know I believe that Entity Framework will be a significant technology for .NET developers (even if EF v1 at times is incredibly annoying!). However we have been hampered by the lack of books available. I am waiting patiently for Julie to have her book…

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Stackoverflow.com best practice for website errors

This is how you tell people your site is having an issue 🙂 Once again www.stackoverflow.com (That would be Jeff and his small team) demonstrate they know how to build a great site. Well done folks – I love what you have done. In case you were wondering, stackoverflow is written using Visual Studio 2008,…

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Microsoft releases yet another programming language – Introducing Small Basic

Wow. I love this. This brings back all the great memories I had (even of the bugs) of how I first got into writing software using BASIC on the ZX80. My kids have already given it a massive thumbs up. First a big thanks to Vijaye for creating this in his spare time and secondly…

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