New Desktop

I've always liked my desktop to look good; amazingly enough, it helps me be more productive. Now, by good I'm not only talking about making it look pretty, but also about making it as unobtrussive as possible. Mostly, I try to look for something that I can stare at all...

Sam on Adesso

My good friend Sam has now become Chief .NET Architect at Adesso. Congratulations, my friend! It is well deserved :) P.S: Sorry for not congratulating you sooner, I've just been up to my neck with things at work! :( </p>

Trivial Properties

One of the features I'm liking more in C++/CLI is Trivial Properties: #using using namespace System; ref class X { public: property int Value; }; int main() { X^ x = gcnew X(); x->Value = 4; Console::WriteLine("Value is {0}", x->get_Value()); } </code></pre></p> Pure syntactic-sugar, but saves a lot of typing...</p>...

WTL On SourceForge

WTL (Windows Template Library) has now been released in an Open Source project at SourceForge. Cool!

Thinktecture

Way cool. No need to say anything more.

BizTalk 2004 Transactions

Definitely a good read. Raises quite a few interesting questions!

BizTalk Transformation Maps

The BizTalk Server 2004 schema mapping (transformation) facilities are used to transform a document instance from one schema into a new document with a different one (it also supports 1-* and *-1 and *-* transformations). The underlying transformation engine is the XSLT transformation engine. It is generally believed that the...

Blake Stone

Blake Stone, former CTO of Borland, now works as an Architect at Microsoft in the Visual Studio Core Team.

Back to the grind

So here am I on the road again. I'm posting this from my hotel in Bogota (they actually have wireless internet access in every room. Cool!), and if everything goes as planned, I'll be tomorrow night in Redmond, WA, for the second time in two weeks. This time, I'm attending...

Visual C++ 2003 Toolkit

Microsoft has just released the Visual C++ 2003 Toolkit: A free download containing the full C/C++ optimizing compiler and the static linking CRT and standard C++ library (with STL). In other words, all the basic command line tools for building actual applications with full optimizations. This is a great adition...