ES Redux

I just read Clemens' comments on my last entry. I really appreciate it! CoRegisterSurrogateEx() sounds like something I really want to look into. It's a pity we won't have COM+ 1.5 on our hands any time soon (besides RTM being so far away, it will take serious time for the...

More EnterpriseServices Fun

Clemens Vasters and Ingo are carrying on an interesting conversations on .NET's EnterpriseServices and Remoting. I agree with a lot of what they say. However, I also have my pet peeves about COM+/EnterpriseServices. Now, don't get me wrong, I really like what services ES provides, and .NET makes it super-easy...

EnterpriseServices Wishes?

Ingo wishes .NET's EnterpriseServices framework allowed interception a la .NET Remoting. So while we're at the wishing well, let me add my own to the list: </p> Make the ServicedComponent attribute-driven registration public, so that we can extend it with new attributes. Provide managed classes to access the COM+ catalog....

Everett Info

Sam Gentile just got a new article published on O'Reilly OnDotNet on the new features of Visual C++ on the upcoming Everett (aka 7.1/2003) release! Cool stuff....

New Cable Modem

I had been having problems with my cable modem internet access since friday night (the damn thing kept connecting and disconnecting from the network every couple of minutes). Around noon today (yep, on a Sunday), the guys came in to check it after I called Support, and replaced the old...

New Music

Got a chance to hit our local Tower Records store with my friend Carlos on Wednesday, and got out with a copy of Monster Magnet's Powertrip album...

New Blogs in Blogroll

I've been slowly adding more interesting blogs to my blogroll. Today, the time came for Delopmentor's Jason Whittington, and Carlos Mario Medina, a coworker and good friend of mine...

Generic Programming

Sam continues posting good stuff on Generic Programming. Love it when he gets on a roll :)

Sam on C++

Sam Gentile put up a great comment yesterday on Multi-paradigm design and generic programming, which I found spot on in several ways. My current work is all pure C#, which, I admit, I like as a language. However, I still miss working with C++ and the power it gave me,...

On Code Generators

There's been quite a bit of talk about Code Generators lately. Now, personally, I think some kinds of code generation are great, if somewhat misused sometimes. However, I got a chuckle this weekend out of Paul DiLascia's ".NET GUI Bliss" article on MSDN Magazine, where he says "An important corollary...