Hail .NET 3.0!

WinFx has been renamed to .NET 3.0. I think this is one of the smartest moves from the branding team in a long time. There was just too much confusion even within Developer Division. I’ve heard questions like do I have to install two separate frameworks? Why this new thing? Although I like the name…

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Custom Build providers for C# using MSBuild

Custom Build providers have been the prerogative of ASP.NET 2.0 developers so far. ASP.NET has a far superior compile model compared to the traditional WinForms apps. You can register a build provider for an extension and when you add a file with that extension, your custom build provider’s GenerateCode will be called. The best part of…

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“Sparkle” sparkles

I installed the January CTP of Sparkle (also known by the more boring name Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer) today and I must say I’m really thrilled.   I really like this separation of the responsibilities of a designer and a developer or as Brad Becker puts it – Sculptor and Stonemason. I’ve had WinFx for…

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Apple wont give XP the boot!

Yesterday, I was a happy man. Apple had announced their first MacTels and that meant that I could finally get to work with my favourite software on my favourite hardware. I was finally going to retire my iMac G5 and relieve myself of the frustration of not living on the bleeding edge. (Though I’ll probably…

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