How to Write a Good .NET Article

After the NYC Code Camp last month, a bunch of the speakers went out for a couple of drinks and appetizers.  We got on the topic of writing books and articles.  There were folks like Don Demsak promoting the notion of independent self publishing vs. folks like Kevin Goff advocating the need for working with…

1

arcDevBrainPick this Friday at 10:00am EST

As part of the devStream program my team has been running, we’ve been scheduling a monthly series of “arcDevBrainPicks” where you get to pick the brain of your local Microsoft Architect & Developer Evangelists.  William Zentmayer and I hosted the first one back on November 10th. The arcDevBrainPick is an open forum online, similar to…

0

Reminder: devCouncil NJ + NJ MS Dev 6 Year Birthday

Just a reminder, tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th, is the first (of what I hope will be many) devCouncils that my team will be running in the Microsoft Iselin, NJ office.  The devCouncil runs from 1pm to 5pm.  If you haven’t registered yet, you can find the registration link here. At the devCouncil, we have a great…

1

Has Hell Frozen over? Have Pigs Been Flying?

For the past couple of weeks that I’ve been a delinquent blogger, it sure seems that way!  I’ve seen things that I never thought I’d see, as well as things that I haven’t seen in a long time.  First off, in the category of things I haven’t seen in a long time, MSFT ticked above the $30…

0

Announcing ‘devStream’ for Developers

Today marks exactly one year since I’ve taken on the Developer Evangelist role at Microsoft here in New Jersey and New York.  Since then, I’ve gotten to meet many wonderful folks in the area developer community via various user groups, code camps, and other events.  People often ask me at those events what my “day job” is like.  Well, now my day…

2

.NET University

My colleague Doug Turnure down in Atlanta came up with this cool idea.  Check out .NET University for a great way to learn about .NET 3.0 for free. .NET University is a way for anyone to get to a set of overview courseware for each of the 4 new technologies associated with .NET 3.0, which is at…

0

XPathmania – Cool plug-in to support XPath development in Visual Studio 2005

If you spend a lot of time working with XPath, you probably know that it’s not as easy as it could be in Visual Studio 2005.  Back in July, our local resident XML-guru, Don Demsak (a.k.a. DonXml) released a really cool open-source plug-in to support XPath development in Visual Studio 2005.  Read Don’s Intro to XPathmania post to learn more…

0

XSDClassGen for .NET 2.0

Via Dino… If you model your data types in XSD, then maybe you have used xsd.exe, in the .NET Framework SDK.  It can generate a .NET class from an XSD, and so can be really useful in the general domain of “XML Data binding” as they call it in the Java world.  However, there are…

0

Visual Studio support on Vista

Via Tim… Some important news came out recently regarding visual studio 2005 and visual studio version support on vista.  you can read about it on soma’s blog here, but here are some nutshell bullets: Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta released today – pending feedback over the next few weeks, this is planned to be released…

1

IronPython 1.0 available for .NET

From Alex Barnett via Scott Guthrie… Dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python have had a lot of buzz around them lately.  Now, fans of dynamic languages should be pleased to learn that v1.0 of IronPython for .NET has been released.  Read Alex & Scott’s posts for more info & insight, including links to a webcast showing…

0