31 במאי 2006
I wrote an entry on serialization about a week ago. After two days I saw that only a handful of people accessed the blog post. Since I had spent a few hours writing up that post I felt a little bad that my contribution didn't get exposed. :-)So I decided to post it on CodeProject as well. That was one week ago. Want to take a guess on the number of hits for that article? Just read the following reversed text: derdnuHeviFdnasuohTowTI am in the belief that there's a decent amount of exhibitionism involved in blogging and that made...
For the last two days I've had problems loading my Windows Live page. Initially I thought that it's in Beta so I'll cut them some slack. But when I realized that the service is not down, but only loads in FireFox I admit I had a good laugh. I'm running IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp.050301-1521.
29 במאי 2006
For a long time I've wanted an online personal home page where I could
keep my favorite links and blogs. It had to be online so I could access it from
different computers. Before Google and Windows Live came along with their
personalized pages I used to store an html page on my web server. The only
downside was that I never got to update it because I had to edit the page and
upload it through FTP. I thought about writing something and then Google and
Microsoft snapped my idea just as I signed up for my Sql Server database at my
web host. Hmm,...
Every now and then I discover a new feature in Visual Studio that I didn't know about. If you want to search the active document in Visual Studio Press Ctrl+I. As you type the first instance will be hightlighted. If no occurrences are found you get a beep. If you want to advance to the next occurrence press Ctrl+I again.Happy search.
27 במאי 2006
In an article describing the top 10 strangest gadgets of the future, this one caught my eye as being just what Carlsberg needs in order to make people dring more beer. I wonder if there will be a LAN version available?
If the title of this post fits you, you should find some way to have your boss read the following article: How not to lead geeks.
26 במאי 2006
There's a ton of information out there on Sql Server performance tuning. For the small to medium business DBA/developer, life is sometimes tough because you can't justify the purchase of expensive monitoring tools or high profile consultants. If you are responsible for tuning a Sql Server database or just interested in Sql Server performance the following article is a must-read. You can download a MS-Word version as well. It was written by the CAT (Custom Advisory Team) team at Microsoft. I would follow their blog as well for in-depth information on real world usage of Sql Server.
25 במאי 2006
Oracle's security chief lambastes faulty coding
In an article in ComputerWorld Oracle's security chief describes how she tries to educate programmers to write more secure code. I wonder how many companies have formal guidelines for writing secure and high quality code.
If you have any good resources to share I'm interested.
This is my current dream machine. The new Dell XPS M1710 will set you back around 5000$ for the high end configuration. I'm afraid I can't justify bying it, but it certainly is a cool laptop.
23 במאי 2006
On a project we're working on here at Renaissance we were in the need of serialization en mass. A lot of classes had to be serializable. Following are the requirements, the stages towards a solution and a proposed solution. See a better solution? Please let me know.
It must be simple for the application programmer.
The serialization output should be xml.
Future changes in the serialization code must not involve making changes to client code. Eg. We may have to encrypt the serialized object representation.
Since this was my first date with serialization I naturally went googling to get a feeling...