Indigo Samples

It seems like most people are unaware of the Indigo samples that shipped with the Longhorn SDK and that are available online here. There are over 40 samples covering basic services and clients, security, transactions, reliable messaging, hosting in ASP.NET, and advanced extensibility. There’s one uber sample that’s actually all of the other Indigo samples combined…


How far should Whidbey go with BP conformance?

We plan to make services created with VS Whidbey BP 1.0 conformant by default. However, the developer has opportunities to make the service non-conformant. For example, using SOAP encoding (adding the SoapRpcServiceAttribute) would make it non conformant. So we’ll check the service’s WSDL when you navigate to the ASMX URL and we’ll tell you if…


iTunes and mp3

I’ve been hearing a lot about iTunes recently so I decided to check it out. I have an mp3 player (not an iPod) so it was important to me to be able to download the music I buy in mp3 format. The iTunes download page had this statement: “iTunes encodes high-quality MP3s as well as…


Interesting lecture

I just viewed a recorded lecture by Donald Knuth named God and Computer Science. It’s definitely interesting content and, in many ways, thought provoking. I agree with most of his arguments except the very first one he makes. Favorite quote: “Infinity is a red herring. I would give up immortality if I could live super K years. In fact super…


My site back up

I finally got up and running again. It’s now just the online home of my book and other content I produce. Now all I need to do is get my weather Web service up and running again as the code in Ken’s course depends on it.


4B0082 is here

In the past few weeks since PDC, I’ve been very happy with the tremendous positive response to Indigo. People are asking questions on the newsgroup and lists, publishers and authors are actively planning Indigo books, and the team is busily working towards the beta. Having PM’ed Indigo’s PDC debut (including shipping the bits, all the talks…


WSE, ASMX and the .NET Framework

Last week I gave talks at two design reviews on campus. I talked about what we’re doing with ASMX and WSE. Many customers were confused about what WSE was and how it relates to ASMX. So I thought it’d be useful to blog about it to help get the word out. What is WSEWSE stands…


Chris Brumme’s blog

I just saw Chris Brumme’s blog. Wow! Judging by the timestamps on the entries, he’s either got a voice interface for dictating posts into his blog or he was sitting on a gold mine of CLR tips waiting for an outlet. I’m guessing the latter 🙂


A new addition to the Microsoft family

Robert Scoble has officially joined Microsoft as a technical evangelist. It’ll be fun having Robert in the Seattle area. Welcome Robert.


Scotg is a blogger

I just learned that Scot Gellock has been blogging since April 5th. Scot is the dev manager on the Web services team and sits in the office right next to mine. Yesterday he came into my office and said “I tried Everett and found a problem that you need to fix”. It turned out to…