GotDotNet Workspaces

Drew talks about GotDotNet's Workspaces Project: "...is working on a project which seems to be the equivalent of SourceForge for .NET component/application developers". Sounds awfully cool. I just wish three things for it: </p> It offers a simpler user interface, instead of the overcrowded, butt-ugly GotDotNet standard UI :) That...

.NET & BYOT

I've been fooling around with .NET, Remoting and the BYOT service offered by COM+. The result is this simple application. To build the files, just fire up cmd.exe, switch to the directory you unzipped the file to, and do nmake all. This will compile all files and install two COM+...

New WS Specs

Justin commented yesterday on the new WS specs released a few days ago. He's worried if the actual implementations of those specs from the big players would interop. I, however, am wondering if they'll actually be implemented. There have been tons of specs released lately, but implementations don't seem to...

John's Getting Married

So, John's getting married on Sunday! Well, congratulations to you and your wife-to-be, John! I wish you both all the happiness in the world :)

Transactions over the Web

Clemens Vasters has a fine article on Transactions, SOAP and the Web. I think he makes some wonderful points. This prompted me to clarify some of the feelings I had on this topic, and the quote Clemens has on Mark Backer's words: "For many years, people have talked about normal...

Movies

I just returned an hour ago from the movies, watching Minority Report. I found the movie pretty interesting, and fun to watch :)

Ignored Parameters (2)

Sam replies: "Clearly, .NET (or is it SOAP itself?) has cemented association between XML and interface is too strongly.". Humm... I hadn't looked at it from that perspective. I was, however, talking from years of dealing with poorly defined COM interfaces :) </p> See, I don't usually talk about interfaces...

Ignored Parameters

Sam Ruby says in his Expect More article: "With the current version of ASP.NET, in both the doc/lit and rpc/enc cases, the unnecessary parameter is simply ignored .... I am going to try to make the case that this is exactly what should be done, as it provides for precisely...

Matt's Baby Girl

Congratulations to Matt on his Baby Girl. My best wishes go to him and his family.

Font Sizes Redux

Drew says: "The font-family should not matter". I wished. That has, unfortunately, not been my experience. The basic problem with Verdana and IE is that the differences between one relative size and the next are sometimes Huge, which makes them using very annoying. I'm definitely following Brad's advice of using...