Web Services Interoperability

Udi Dahan posted a few days ago an entry (rant?) on Web Services as an interoperability option between .NET and Java and the potential pitfalls in that. Based on my personal experience, I can't help but agree with him that there's still a ways to go. Now, don't get me...

Vim Status Line

One of the things I've been missing while using Vim lately that I relied a lot in other text editors was a decent status line. in particular, I really wanted to have the current line and column number. I've customized my vim installation before, but had not found quite how...

No Safari for You!

I downloaded the Safari 3.0 for Windows beta last week. Not that I'm particularly interested in moving off Firefox right now, but I thought it might be a useful testing tool for those rare occasions I do web development. Unfortunately, it hasn't proved very successful yet :-). With the original...

Bounded Mort

Nick Malik has posted another thoughtful piece on the whole Mort topic that's been going around these past few days. While I appreciate where Nick is coming from, I can't agree at all with his perception. Ayende also voiced his opinion on the topic here. Trying to control and bound...

It's not the tools, it's how they're used

In my previous entry about Morts, Nick Malik left an interesting response. What caught my eye the most was his comment that: "If you find yourself having to maintain a program that was not written to be maintained, don't blame the maker of the tools!" I agree with this sentiment...

Developer Skill and Writing Maintainable Code

There are some discussions going on at this time on the community around the topic ofwriting maintainable code and the different trade-offs a given "project reality"might force on the developers involved in it. Very much worth reading and highlyrecommended everyone reads and participates. Jeremy Miller beat me to it with...

The Wrong Mort

My good friend Sam Gentile pointed to me Nick Malik's post on "Tools for Mort", in which Nick responds to some comments made by Sam a few days ago. I don't particularly agree with Nick's point of view. Several things bothered me about this post. Why are we talking about Mort...

BizTalk 2006 Clinic

Last week (and Tuesday this week), my friend Carlos and I did a small BizTalk Server 2006 Clinic at one of our clients. I think it went pretty well overall. All the people that attended the clinic were very receptive and seemed really excited about the power of BizTalk and its capabilities....

Using Visual C++ 6.0

I've been spending most of my time this week back in the unmanaged world, writing C++ code again in good old Visual C++ 6.0. To make it even more fun, this was OLE DB with ATL. To be honest, took me a couple of hours to get the hang of it...

Back to the Future

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