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Lead Enterprise Architect Program

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Me and some of my fellow collegues have been selected to join Microsoft’s Lead Enterprise Architect Program (LEAP). Today, we received access to a dedicated portal that is used to keep us up to date on the program’s presentations, reading materials, preparation guides, etc, and boy we have lots t...

October 11, 2005

Golf clinic

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Yesterday evening we had a company Golf clinic together with some of the employees of one of our customers. Octavie van Haaften, a collegue of mine, shot some snapshots and even recorded a short video of me while in action at the driving range. Check it out…

October 11, 2005

The Matrix meets The Sims

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I know this has nothing to do with .NET, but still I wanted to share this brilliant piece of artwork to you. April Hoffmann decided to take the ideas of The Matrix to The Sims and make a series of movies out it. I love the idea…… check it out.

October 4, 2005

Better web projects in Visual Studio 2005

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As a long time ASP.NET developer I’ve had my frustrations with how Visual Studio 2003 handles web projects. I can’t even count the numerous times I had to re-add the project to the solution, or delete some painstaking DLLs that were in some of the Web Caches. And since our solutions typically con...

October 4, 2005

Oracle .NET Developer Center

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Because of positive feedback from the community, we decided to use the Oracle Data Provider instead of the one shipped with .NET. You can download the provider, including a bunch of Visual Studio add-ins from the Oracle .NET Developer Center site.

September 28, 2005

A guided tour of Windows Presentation Foundation

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Since this year’s PDC, the graphical subsystem previously referred to as Avalon is now called Windows Presentation Foundation. If you want to know more about what this means for us developers, check out this 30-page article. It provides a comprehensive overview and a lot of code examples on how i...

September 21, 2005

C# 3.0 language enhancements in action

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While browsing the MSDN site, I ran into this lab that provides a surprisingly detailled hands-on experience with C# 3.0 and LINQ. I read the article, and as far as I understand it, the major features of C# 3.0 include the ability to write less code for the same constructs, and an abstract query ...

September 21, 2005

Mono on a Nokia 770

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Apparently, one of the developers of Mono (the open-source port of the .NET framework) has managed to run a console-based .NET application on a Nokia 770! Check out this site for more info.

September 21, 2005

Congratulations to….myself

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Well, today is one of those days… I became 32 years old. Happy birthday to myself :-)

September 20, 2005

Windows Vista at the PDC

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If you’re into Windows Vista, and you want to prepare yourself for the hundreds of PDC presentations that Microsoft will make available in the coming days (I assume…), check out the article Lighting Up On Windows Vista. It provides an overview of the various new aspects of Vista and the correspon...

September 19, 2005