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

... or not. Technorati tags: Visual Studio

Windows SDK Installation Hanging

Why does this always happen to me? I'm just now trying to install the Windows SDK (well, some updates, as I already had some of the basics installed), and the installer just keeps hanging during the "Component Detection" phase: This is installing from a DVD, by the way, and not...

Delegates Vs. Method Calls

In one of his articles on building a CAB-like infrastructure, Jeremy Miller brought out a pretty interesting point: The choice between using Events/Delegates and Direct Method Calls. This can be a controversial topic at hand, but it's an interesting aspect, and can significantly affect the readability of the code. Events...

MSN Messenger: Missing In Action

Today my MSN Messenger icon went missing in action:

Cardspace Token Processors

I've been playing lately with Cardspace and I really like the concept. Implementing Cardspace, server-side on a web site, is not all that hard. I started playing with this and using the TokenProcessor.cs code found in some of the Cardspace samples makes it fairly easy to get started. The code...

Using Monorail

I've been writing a simple (but important for me) Web Application these past few days using Monorail, and I will just say it totally rocks. Getting started with a monorail project, without using any wizard is actually pretty easy; I started by getting the most recent successful build. I was...

Repeat After Me...

Some things to keep in mind: Visual Studio is a profit center. There's nothing inherently noble about Microsoft offering the Visual Studio Express editions for free (heck, remember they were not meant to be free at the beginning); it's just another way to get people to buy the more expensive...

Various Things

I've been a bit busy lately and with a lot of things on my mind and I've neglected this poor blog for a few weeks now. I promise I'll pick back up soon and I've got some ideas for some future posts, but they will have to wait for a...