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NHibernate and LINQ

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Yesterday, two of my collegues demonstrated both NHibernate, an open-source object relational mapper, and the technology preview of LINQ, the C# 3.0 query language. I was quite impressed by the ease of use of NHibernate. Obviously, die-hard Java coders were already aware of the power of Hibernate...

October 19, 2005

Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 side-by-side

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We recently discovered that running Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 next to Visual Studio 2003 breaks the attach to process functionality of the latter in many cases. However, it seems that this is fixed in Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate. I still have to try it myself though.

October 19, 2005

Windows Forms key processing

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If I had to name one thing in .NET that is very difficult to grasp, I would name Windows Forms key processing. There are so many methods involved it is very difficult to determine which method to overload and what to do. The newsgroup post Key Event Processing in Windows Forms provides a great ov...

October 19, 2005

C# 2.0 starter

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I know that the article Create Elegant Code with Anonymous Methods, Iterators, and Partical Classes is an oldie, but it still provides a comprehensive overview on what C# 2.0 really adds for the daily developer. It is written by Juval Lowy, one of Microsoft’s Software Legends which I met once at ...

October 12, 2005

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