Google, Microsoft and competition

Joshua makes some great points here (ones by the way I tottally agree with!).  I think we as Microsoft have really needed some tough competition to really drive our next level of innovation.  I think the next couple of years are going to be great ones with some really interesting innovation taking place from both…

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Using Enterprise Library and DB2

One of the things I do (beyond my work in PLM) is to help customers figure out how to use .NET and our suite of development tools to solve the business problems they encounter on a daily basis.  Presently, I’m at work on a rather long term engagement at one of the big three here…

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Vacation – A time to catch up on reading material

So, I’m on vacation this week in CapeCod away from the world of Microsoft and as I usually do I tend to bring a number of books to read (in this case on to read on the beach 🙂  Anyway, the first book I’m tearing into is, “The world is flat“.  I actually like this…

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Refactoring with ReSharper

I downloaded the evaluation today of the ReSharper 1.5 and I have to tell you as a former Java Developer who used to use Eclipse it’s like I came home after a long time away.  This tool is really quite nice.  It has all the usual refactoring patterns you’d like to see (Extract Method, Class, etc)… …

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Visual Studio.NET, NUnit and all things integration…

I’ve started using NUnit (I’m a convert from JUnit) now with the C# code I’m writing these days. Quite nice, but one of the things I really was missing was a nice integration of NUnit with Visual Studio.  I’m much too lazy to code one of this up these days..  My thought process of course (like many of…

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A brave new blog!

Well, it seems that the latest trend here within MS to create a blog here at MSDN.  So, being the good corporate citizen that I am I have disavowed my previous blog location in favor of the one you see here.  So, since you are likely new to my travels I am presently working within…

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