Mint Source Competition – Win an Xbox 360

It’s competition time….We need Mint Source Evidence!   We are looking for great examples of how Mint Source is making his mark around the country and need your help! To be in the running to win a cool new Xbox 360 pack with 2 games all you need to do is take a photograph of…

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Cryptic Christmas Cryptography

Having had my presents list go missing numerous times, and invariably ending up with a bag of coal instead of an X-Box 360, it was high time for technology to get involved. After finding one or two Egyptian mummies and a sarcophagus I finally found a great article on cryptography in .NET. Paul Sheriff takes…

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Robert Scoble, Texas Food and Geek Dinners

A couple of months ago a couple of colleagues from work Steve Lamb and Eileen Brown suggest I accompany them to a geek dinner being held in London on the 10th of December. After a bit of cajoling and the offer of cheap food and a friend agreeing to go with me the scene was…

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X-Mas code takes over!

Like the kid who got one too many chocolate bars, MSDN’s coding4fun website has released a torrent of new articles specifically tailored for the holiday season! What better than to sit back in a rocking-chair typing away in Visual Studio? So what’s on offer!? First up is a bunch of cool programs in a language…

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How to register for the Imagine Cup….JUST DO IT!

With only a slight hint of tourettes this is a no nonsense quick’n’easy guide for all students who are *interested* in the Imagine Cup! Why register? Well, if you have a slight interest in any of the invitationals you should register by signing up on the dedicated Imagine Cup site http://thespoke.net/Imagine and in return you…

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Nice Threads man!

Andrew D. Birrel covers threading in C# with a very informative paper covering the core functionality of the System.Threading namespace. In the latter sections of the paper advanced features of the threading namespace are discussed. The paper is littered with good code examples and takes the reader from creating a thread right through to using…

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Multithreading with .NET Compact Framework 2.0

An in-depth article, which covers the use of Multi-threading in the Compact framework. The article is written as a hands-on lab which the user can follow at their own pace. A lot of very useful information which is specific to .NET 2.0 and should have you up-to speed in no time at all. Link!

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The Third Sense…

Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell get the low-down from real world developers about their experiences in the industry on the premier .NET internet audio talk show. There is a large selection of pre-recorded shows for playing on-demand.  The shows are light-hearted and actually really good fun to listen to. I personally recommend ‘Mark Miller Wraps…

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Imagine Cup – doctor information overload

In the next in our series of problems faced in the medical profession which is preventing people from leading healthier lives’ we talked to some local GPs about how technology can help them help people and the first obvious thing was the amount of information a doctor has to digest to do his/her job. A…

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Finally a great gift guide!

Having seen many gift guides for geek they tend to be either far too expensive, or the writer really doesn’t know what makes developers tick. After seeing that the coding4fun guys had written a gift guide I crossed my fingers that it would buck the trend. After reading through the list I can say that…

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