More Text Editors

Apparent, I missed quite a few interesting text editors in my previous entry. I haven't used any of these, but quite a few look interesting enough to make me want to try them: e-Text Editor: An interesting new editor (in beta) supporting TextMate bundles on Windows. The screencast looks pretty...

OSS Tools in the .NET World

Jeremy Miller asks an informal poll of people using Open Source Tools for .NET Development. The answer is a resounding yes, I/we do. Here are some of the tools I'm using or used in the past: NUnit CVS TotoiseCVS Subversion NAnt RhinoMocks The Castle Project (Windsor, in particular) NHibernate Log4Net...

Text Editors

The Visual Studio built-in text editor is for obvious reasons where I spent most of my time. However, I also keep an assorted set of text files open in other editors, including code files. There are several reasons for this: Some of these files are in formats for which Visual...

Sending multiple attachments with SMTP Adapter

I've received a number of questions regarding a sample I posted a while ago: Arbitrary Binary Attachments to Multi-Part Messages; mostly related to issues when sending the resulting messages through the SMTP adapter and not all attachments (or no attachments at all) getting to the destination account. I've found that...

RSSBus

If you're interested in using RSS to do more than simply publishing your blog, like taking advantage of it to integrate your applications, then you ought to take a look at /n software's RSSBus platform, which recently reached Beta 4. It's a really cool piece of technology with lots of connectors and the...

Jesus on BTS06R2 and Metadata Generation for WCF Adapters

Jesús Rodriguez continues his excellent series of posts on the new features of the .NET 3.0 Adapter Framework (aka WCF adapter framework) included in BizTalk server 2006. This time, he covers some of the facilities available for generating metadata in Line of Business (LOB) adapters like SAP or SQL Server....

BPEL support for WF

Paul Andrew announced recently a coming CTP [1] that will provide BPEL 1.1 support to Windows Workflow Foundation. This will provide a set of custom WF activities that map to BPEL 1.1 constructs as well as tooling to import BPEL processes into WF XAML workflows and export the other way...

Programming Windows Workflow Foundation

I got a review copy of K. Scott Allen's "Programming Windows Workflow Foundation: Practical WF Techniques and Examples using XAML and C#" book and I just finished reading it recently, and wanted to take a moment to mention my opinion about it. First of all, I'm probably not quite Scott's...

Standby/Resume Quickly in Vista

Raymond Chen recently pointed to this article on analyzing performance problems when entering standby mode and resuming in Vista. Besides the complete crippling of Windows Explorer, standby and hibernation have been the two most significant issues I've had with Vista, so I decided to give this a try and see...

URIs in WCF Transports Continued

On my last post I put out some questions on the design of URI syntaxes for Windows Communication Foundation transport channels. Scott Seely posted a very interesting response and I wanted to comment a bit on it. First Scott says: "The address element can take a set of extra headers-- see EndpointAddress.Headers. These...