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New cellphone for me

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Various Internet shops did not expect my new phone to arrive before the beginning of August. But to my surprise, it arrived much sooner than that. So check out the picture below to see what I’m talking about…It’s the brand new Nokia 6233.<p align="center"></p><p align="center">A...

July 24, 2006

C# 2.0 Coding Standard

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As Ordina is executing more and more .NET 2.0 (and even .NET 3.0) projects, we found it time for writing up a set of decent C# 2.0 coding guidelines. We essentially studied several existing documents, including the Microsoft Class Design guidelines and a C# 1.0 coding standard I co-wrote while wo...

July 20, 2006

Review: Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls

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During my holiday, I finally completed reading the 1000+ pages of the excellent book Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls by Matthew MacDonald. I’ve already read many .NET books (both good and bad), but this one really kept my attention from front to back.It covers all aspects of develo...

July 13, 2006

What’s next with Enterprise Library 3.0

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Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team are consolidating the requirements for the 3rd installment of the Enterprise Library. Check out the link to give your feedback.

July 13, 2006

Summer Holiday….is over.

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I’m back from a relaxing and sunny holiday in the south of France (Cote D’Azur). We spend the first week in a brand-new convenient mobile-home on camping Les Tournels just a few rocks away from the famous St-Tropez beach Pampelone. From there, we visited several beaches in the region and did one-...

July 11, 2006

WinFx is dead, live .NET Framework 3.0

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According to the latest rumors, Microsoft decided to rename WinFx (a new set of technologies including Windows Communications Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Windows Workflow Foundation) to .NET Framework 3.0. Moreover, 3.0 wil ship as part of Vista.

June 10, 2006

Windows Vista Beta 2 attempts

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The weekend Vista Beta 2 was released, I downloaded it from the MSDN subscribers site and tried to install it on my desktop PC (P4, 2GB of memory, 500GB HD). The installation went quite well in fact. Even my two RAID configurations did not cause any problems since the old XP drivers still worked....

June 8, 2006

Web 2.0? Does the web have a version number?

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While we were visiting Redmond, one of the presentations mentioned the phrase Web 2.0. Since then, I’ve been trying to grasp the concept of that, but apparently I’m not the only one who couldn’t get a clear picture. In fact, the whole concept is as vague as possible, and none of the articles I’ve...

June 8, 2006

WCF MasterClass

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Next week I’m going to attend a WCF MasterClass at Microsoft Netherlands. Since Gijs de Jong is currenly most visible as the WCF expert here, I presume he will be the tutor for those two days. I’m looking forward to it, but I hope I haven’t spend to much time reading all those articles…

June 8, 2006