If you’ve ever wondered how the runtime locates assemblies…

Here’s the place to look: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconhowruntimelocatesassemblies.asp  (see also the additional steps described in detail under that section (look in the table of contents)).


What happened to my () at the end of my initialization?

In VB.NET 2003, when you create an instance of a class and there are no parameters to pass to the constructor, the parentheses will not show.  You can type them, but the editor will remove them.  They didn’t disappear in VB.NET 2002.     myNewObject = New Foo() will turn into     myNewObject = New Foo…

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Keeping web projects organized…

I’m working with the Boise .NET Developer User Group.  We’re doing an MCAD certification study group, using the MS Press study guides as our primary reference material. I looked at the ton of labs we’re going to be working during our study group.  Then I thought about how cluttered my inetpub\wwwroot directory will become if…

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Who wrote that?

Last night I was writing some demos that do distributed transactions across databases.  It started getting late (or early, depending on your point of view), but I was making good progress and didn’t want to stop. I took a break after reaching a roadblock.  I fired off a quick e-mail to myself letting me know…

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The true cost of software…

From Scoble’s blog, a reference to a ComputerWorld article.

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Peer pressure…

OK. OK. OK.  I’ll be at the PDC too.


Career Calculus…

Saw a reference on Chris Sells’ blog, about this posting by Eric Sink.  Chris’ words: “There’s just so much good advise in this post and it covers so much ground that I can’t even think of a clever summary. Just go read it.” (An aside: Am I arrogant if I point you to something that…

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If you’re into mobility and embedded stuff…

MSDN just posted a new Developer Center.  “Visit the new one-stop shop for all mobile and embedded information, including the .NET Compact Framework, Visual Studio .NET, Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Windows CE .NET.”

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