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Last PDC Pics

Nikhil Kothari and Scott Guthrie at the “Rocking the Web with ASP.NET Whidbey” Symposium. Mark Fussell presenting on System.Xml in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework. Great presentation! Steve Smith, Alex Homer, David Sussman, Mark Fussell at the book signing for “A First Look at ADO.NET and System.Xml V2”. Scott Hanselmann, DonXML, and Rory at… Read more

More Pics from PDC

Anders talking about C# enhancements. Me, Carl Franklin, and Mark Dunn in the Westin Hotel. The INETA Allstars Band… Carl Franklin on guitar, Jeff Prosise on drums, G. Andrew Duthie vocals, Richard Hale Shaw on bass, and Shawn Wildermuth on acoustic. Alex Lowe, Scott Watermasysk, Steve Smith, me, and Bill Evjen. Michiel van Otegem and… Read more

Photos From PDC

Jim Allchin delivers the keynote. Amazon’s app is cool, but looks alot like Safari. Vishwas Lele and Kevin Griffie of Applied Information Sciences talking with Clemens Vasters. The Bloggers BOF (aka The Clemens Vasters Show): Robert McLaws, Scoble, Scott Watermasysk, and Clemens Vasters. Clemens and ScottW at the Bloggers BOF. Don Box blogging during the… Read more

System.Xml in Whidbey

Drew is real-time blogging this session, so you should see some more feedback soon.  XmlDocument is dead.  Was great in its time, served its prpose, is now on its way out. XmlDocument bared all.  It showed its internal structure, which made it hard to optimize structure in how you store the data.  It was also very… Read more

Don Box Quotes – Scooped

I was going to post a couple DB quotes myself, but got scooped.  In one of the Indigo sessions, Don was talking and just transitioned from Reliable messaging into Security.  Just as he paused, the lights came on bright.   ” Did you notice at some point, when the speech makes sense, there’s a bright light… Read more

Session Notes – ASP.NET Whidbey Stuff

XML stuff in WhidbeyThis session was entirely too full, people were out in the halls.  Too much stuff on DataSets. XML Designer has enforcemnt of XML 1.0 rules within the designer. Designer now supports DTDs.  Use a toolbar button to generate a schema from a DTD (essentially, run DTD through XSD.exe). Scott Guthrie’s ASP.NET Whidbey… Read more

PDC: Pre-Conference Info (XML and Web Services Pre-Con)

Like Drew and Benjamin, I attended the “.NET – The XML and Web Services Perspective“ presentation by Don Box, Tim Ewald, and Martin Gudgin.  For those hoping to hear a lot of scoop on Indigo and the future of XML in .NET, you really aren’t going to hear a lot of new stuff from this… Read more