Creating a Logo / Turtle Graphics Textual DSL using Oslo MGrammar

In the early 1980’s a programming language called Turtle Graphics was used as a means of introducing novices to programming on the BBC Microcomputer. Turtle graphics, a graphical version of Logo, helped introduce people to programming using a simple functional language that provided instant visual gratification allowing the user to move a triangular turtle across the…

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patterns & practices Improving Web Services Security: Now Available!

Over the last 12 months we have had a lot of people who used the Web Service Security – Scenarios, Patterns and Implementation Guidance ask us where the implementation guidance for WCF was. Great news. JD Meier, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode and Rob Boucher and the rest of his P&P team have just released their…

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WhoIs Shenanigans

I am sure that everyone has used a WhoIs utility (such as http://www.internic.org/whois.html) for querying the owner of a domain name such as microsoft.com. There is however an alternative to these Web forms which provides more information allowing you to search not just for strings matching a domain name, but also for strings matching registered…

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