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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: March 2007 Entries
Java & .NET Web Service Interop Fun.
Here's a post from someone struggling with a couple of Java based WS stacks that incompletely handle inheritence... Link to Webbert's Space Basically, we have support for inheritance in Xml schemas; .NET (both Asmx & WCF - didn't look at WSE) handles the model just fine, but when trying to provide the interface, through the published WSDL, to a Java stack (Axis & XFire) it falls down on the Java side. From someone in regards to the frustration with the Java support: I am literally at the ......

Posted On Monday, March 26, 2007 2:59 PM

The No A**&hole Rule: Building a Civilized Workforce and Surviving One that Isn't
The No A**#Hole Rule, Robert I. Sutton I've only ever recomended one business, people management book in the past. That one was PeopleWare (Demarco, Lister). After reading through this one, I have to say this is now on the top of that list. Over my career, I can say that I've worked alongside and for a few of them, and while you generally don't know when you come in the door that a person will be such an a**#hole, it usually manifests itself quite rapidly. It's so simple to be civil to each other, ......

Posted On Monday, March 26, 2007 7:22 AM

Guidance Explorer Online (beta)
Microsoft's Patterns & Practices has a tool that provides navigation of published Guidance. This guidance is a bit scant, but the tool allows you to add to it as well. So, this would be something that could be integrated into your development environment allowing team members to navigate, search, look for guidance items. Simple tool, simple concept, but good one. The download is here: However, they now have it hosted at ......

Posted On Thursday, March 22, 2007 6:48 AM

Patent Issued on Linked List : United States Patent: 7028023
I found this while reading Grady Booch's blog. I didn't see the images for the patent, but based upon the description it's a simple alternate index, perhaps doubly linked list that's discussed. Nothing more than what I saw in a C class at AT&T back in the 1980's or which was probably discussed in Knuth's series(http://www-cs-facult... , perhaps even in K&R's original C book ( ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 4:58 AM

JEE5: The Beginning of the End of Java EE... This will surely heat up the Java vs. .NET war of words a bit... Let me say first that the choice of platform makes no difference on whether an application can scale, perform, run reliably. That's purely the physics of how things work and how some applications violate or push the laws of physics to a point that impacts performance enough to make them crappy applications. I've worked on crappy applications built both on .NET and ......

Posted On Monday, March 19, 2007 8:29 AM

Godaddy moves to Windows for all Major Capabilities
World’s Largest Domain Registrar Moves 3.5 Million Domains from Linux to Windows This is great news. The folks in the hosting evangelist group were instrumental in getting GoDaddy on board with the ideas and really got them over the edge and convinced. If you read through the details, TCO, stability, reliability, performance all exceeded Linux. Also, maintainability, programability, and real support. Good job to Carlos, Tito, and the rest of the team ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:43 PM

Give kids a video camera and see what they do...

Well, early Godzilla at best.  This was done with a little Phillips Key Cam camera that I used to use to take pictures of Whiteboards.  Gave it to my kids a couple of weeks ago and this is what my 10 year old came up with.

She's really good with Windows Movie Maker and love her selection of music (U2)...



Posted On Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:27 AM

Windows Home Server
Greetings from the Windows Home Server Team You have been approved to be in the Windows Home Server Beta program. I just signed up and received notification for beta testing Windows Home Server. Over time, I've had a few server instances running variants of Windows (XP, 2000, 2003) for home file server needs. However, with Home Server, there's a few nice features that make backup and mindless RAID capabilities for machines that participate on the Home Server network. Microsoft is doing a good job ......

Posted On Saturday, March 10, 2007 11:31 AM

Another SOA Site

Sponsored by Webmethods, looks like another entry into the mix, perhaps some additive content or repetitive with others. 

Link to SOA Master Class Education Training and Free Downloads - Home

Posted On Tuesday, March 6, 2007 1:47 PM

DDL Scripting Utility

Here's a utility that helps extract the DDL from a DB and save as individual script files, similar to VS Team System DB Pro tool.

Source: Script SQL Database DDL

Posted On Tuesday, March 6, 2007 8:26 AM

.NET 3.5 Feature Lists
Take a look at the list of proposed features for .NET 3.5. Nice table that gives an overview of what's to come. Tighter integration of WF & WCF with specialized WF hosts for WCF (ServiceHost). Also, syndication support is part of the base class library. So, publishing through RSS or ATOM is far simpler than it already was. That's a technology that's ubiquitous. Faster execution & GC. Anonymous & name pipe base class support (I see easier WCF channel implementations). And of course Add-in ......

Posted On Sunday, March 4, 2007 12:51 PM

Vista Anti-Virus

CA eTrust 7.1 is no longer reporting as up-to-date.  Although the signatures are downloading, it's coming back from the WMI call as out of date.

So, I've been using AVG and been pleased so far.  Symantec is just to intrusive to keep using and had a few issues with BSOD that made me give up. 

Link to AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition

Posted On Saturday, March 3, 2007 5:55 PM

Raw Ajax - no tools, framework, just pure javascript.

Get back to the basics.   

Link to AJAX:Getting Started - MDC

Posted On Saturday, March 3, 2007 1:19 PM

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