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November 2003 - Posts

30 November 2003
email wrapper
here is a class i wrote wrapping up the System.Web.Mail class...simplifies emailing from .NET applications. as it is a helper class, it reads in the email server name from the calling assembly's .config file...there is an overloaded constructor that will accept the name of an email server if you want... Read More...
30 November 2003
age old debate
i wanted to touch on the age old debate between Java and .NET (and just Microsoft in general). java was originally devoloped as an applet language for the web, and for small compact devices that needed to run small applications in a minimal footprint (such as cable boxes, cell phones, etc). this was... Read More...
26 November 2003
cup of cobol anyone?
lmfao so, here we are at the end of the year...for financial institutions that means tax time. the company i work for has a parent company...apparently a large company by the name of "Regions Bank"...their tax system is written in COBOL (Can Only Be an Obsolete Language?)...it's based on a *very* fixed... Read More...
20 November 2003
Common .Net Interview Questions
Here is a list of some common questions I ask potential candidates when screening for interviews (and no, I don't expect answers as in depth as I've listed here): What are some of the objects exposed by the .NET framework that lend themselves to asynchronous method invocation, and what are a few ways... Read More...
18 November 2003
First thoughts on C# Generics...
as i'm sure everyone has seen, the next version of C# will include compile time support for super late binding...also known in the OO world as Generics. since even the early VB days, in order to achieve this type of functionality (albeit at run-time), we would use variant types, or in the .NET world... Read More...
17 November 2003
longhorn pt 2...
I managed to dig up an old HDD, wiped it clean, and got longhorn installed on it. at an idle after a clean boot, it sits at over 600 mb of RAM (though i am sure there is plenty of debug code in this release). first impressions are pretty good, though i can't seem to find the option of having an address... Read More...
17 November 2003
longhorn...
So i've been attempting to get the pre-alpha longhorn installed to no avail. don't attempt to install it on virtual PC, it doesn't pick up any of the host's hardware. more to come... j Read More...
10 November 2003
Late night ramblings...
Been gone for a bit, very busy building some prototypes, mockups, etc. and trying to learn everything i can about longhorn. it's pretty amazing that this many people are this hyped up about technology that won't even be available for at least 2 years. a friend of mine is getting a pre-beta of longhorn... Read More...