XML Schema Book

Just finished reading Eric van der Vlist's XML Schema book. While a little dry, I did managed to learn a few new things on XML schema, so it was a very worthwhile read.

Night of the Living Dead

It seems they keep coming back. This time, it looks like Mike Deem might start blogging again..... perhaps.

Niels' Back

Looks like Niels Berglund is back in the land of the living bloggers. Yeay! Let's hope he stays a while :)

6th Day Violation

Seems like I've been cloned. Any idea what this site is, and why it seems to have an almost complete copy of my website? UPDATE: Seems I'm not the only one to have been bitten by this... </p>

Schema Revelation

I've been trying to gather ideas before I try prototyping an idea that I've been wondering about for the last few days. To do that, I've been doing a few tests with the SOM implementation in the System::Xml::Schema namespace in .NET, and I've comed to a simple revelation (probably a...

The Loader Lock Issue

If you're using Managed C++, read and understand this. It's big, it's important, and worthwhile to keep in mind.

Joining the InfoPath bandwagon

I finished downloading InfoPath yesterday from MSDN Subscriber downloads, but with deadlines due today, I haven't had time to give it the spin it deserves... yet. I must admit, though, that what little I've seen has quite impressed me, and I find the concept very interesting and with a lot...

Congrats Simon!

A day late, but Congratulations Simon! (At least, I'm assuming it meant yesterday was your birthday!)

Incorrect SC Registration

While fooling this afternoon at work with IProcessInitializer, I found an interesting problem with the registration code in the .NET Framework v1.0. Consider the following snippet: using System; using System.Diagnostics; using System.EnterpriseServices; using System.Reflection; using System.Runtime.InteropServices; using System.Runtime.CompilerServices; [ assembly: AssemblyVersion(""), AssemblyKeyFile("procint.snk"), ApplicationActivation(ActivationOption.Server), ApplicationID("797fb7f8-d223-4d33-8f6c-be6fa27d42a4"), ApplicationName("ProcInitializerTest") ] namespace Winterdom.Samples.ComPlus { [...

Into the Twilight Zone

Courtesy of Doug Harrison (fellow VC++ MVP): #using using namespace System; public __delegate void Del(); __gc struct A { void f() { Console::WriteLine(S"A::f()\nTypeIs: {0}", this->GetType()); } }; __gc struct B { void f() { Console::WriteLine(S"B::f()\nTypeIs: {0}", this->GetType()); } }; int main() { Del* s = new Del(new B(), &A::f); s();...