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

... 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...