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 in…

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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, ASP.NET…

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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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