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For the last few weeks I have been working on deploying chats infrastructure for MSDN Canada website. The previous version had some limitations --> it required certain ports to be open. The new chat, Chats 2.0, are completely web based. Port 80!!!! So what's this chatting with microsoft experts, book authors title? Developers are picky, so if they have questions, they want expert answers to it. For the 3 chats I scheduled so far I lined up AWESOME experts for topics in BizTalk, Security and Gaming. ...
I just read the very in depth report by Scott Guthrie on the current status of VS2005 (Codenamed Whidbey)...I think he answers every question I have pondered in regards to the product release in this one blog entry...a worthwhile read for those interested in VS2005.
Which File Extension Are You? Well I 'm working late, so gotta take a break so I decided read some blogs and ran into Tejas Patel entry about What File Extension are you ? Questionnaire. I was sure I was gonna be a .CS but I guess I was wrong. PS. That what you get for leaving all answers blank Check it out ( Which File Extension are You? ) at http://www.bbspot.com/News/... . Now if you really have time to blow there are a couple more interesting questionnaires like Which Nigerian ...
After many hours of searching I have found the answers to my problems. I will go over the answers tommorow.
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Robert Scoble links me to a new tool to play with, it is called Wondir. It is a question answer website. Now one asks what is Wondir and below is part of the answer. “Wondir is designed to help people find practical, focused answers to questions, with an emphasis on connecting people who have questions with other people who can provide needed help. These experts, tutors, mentors, enthusiasts, and peers might be volunteering on their own or as part of an organized online help program, such as ...
From the FAQ compiled by Rob Davis (http://www.robdavispe.com/... Q: What makes a good test engineer? A: A good test engineer Has a "test to break" attitude, Takes the point of view of the customer, Has a strong desire for quality, Has an attention to detail, He's also Tactful and diplomatic and Has good a communication skill, both oral and written. Has previous software development experience, too. Good test engineers have a "test to break" attitude, they take the point of view of the customer, ...
I’ve been reading “Enterprise Integration Patterns” by Hohpe & Woolf quite a bit lately. The book describes around 60 or so patterns that are commonly used when constructing messaging solutions. BizTalk is mentioned here and there, but the book is applicable to all messaging systems. Anyone working with BizTalk should pick up a copy, there are a lot of solutions to the problems you will be facing, getting a grasp of how to implement these patterns in BizTalk will give you a ...
After spending some time with Reporting Services over the past couple weeks, I have noticed a few issues that I find rather odd, at least in my opinion. If you create a report and use a parameterized query, report services will nicely add the parameters to the report for you as well. This is a great feature and I really like that aspect. What is different however, is when you want to call that report from within an ASP.NET web application. Ideally, you would like to be able to pass the values for ...
KC Lemson makes a post on how we can get someone to answer a question even though he might not be willing to respond to it in the first place. She says “Send the mail to the person or group of people, but rather than asking the question, state what you know is the wrong answer. “I think the way it works is Foo, right Bob?” You'll be amazed at how quickly someone will take the time to correct you, particularly if the question was aimed at more than one person, since it's an opportunity ...
Today Robert linked me to two posts ( You are right Robert, you are a connecter, most of my visits to your blog to connect me to someone interesting), one was Lenn Pryor and through Lenn was Heather's Blog. Putting your blog details on your resume is still a new question and a interesting one, you will get different answers as you ask different people and this will again depend on how well they understand blogging and what their opinions are on blogging. I would say, put a link to your blog if you ...
Workspaces provide a dynamic online environment enabling collaboration on software projects without the barriers created by geographical or network boundaries. It is an online shared development environment where .NET developers can create, host and manage projects throughout the project lifecycle. Its sort of GotDotNet (.NET projects) answers to SourceForge.Net (running to the tune of 90,000 projects for the Java, C++ and what not geeks). I secretly feel that open source is the next wave to come, ...
After my first post on this 'Interesting Interview: Software Patents Will Destroy Development', I started reading a little more about this issue and came across this editorial called 'Another Fine Patent Mess'. It seems that Microsoft now has a patent for sticking multiple scripts into an XML file and the author was wondering how such a thing could be patentable. I tend to agree and think we have a definite situation here. It also isn't Microsoft's fault as they are forced to play the patent game ...
Those interested in Artificial Intelligence should try the chatbot. Although quite amusing, the bot is far away from passing any turing tests. The bot doesn't seem to have much context and memory. It seems to consider only the last 1 or 2 sentences in the conversation. It will also give the same answers many times. As someone points out in a newsgroup, when you ask how many fingers a bicycle has, it answers "four". So it doesn't seem to have sufficient knowledge of the world, but this is ...
Don't you hate it when you can't find an answer to your problems after searching Google? I know I do. I've been trying to get the Front Controller pattern (implementation) working, but seem to be having a lot of issues. Hopefully, others will run across this post instead of wading through the hundreds of dead-end forum posts and walk-throughs. I'm sure there is one place that answers all my questions, but as of now, I'm left to the wonderful world of Google. Anyway, while working on this solution, ...
I'm not sure if web logs will be successful communication tool or not. I guess what I'm worried about is that a number of people within the organization have mentioned that they don't know how much it'd be used. When people have questions, they usually call select individuals to answer their question. Everybody knows: programmers are hard-headed - especially the good ones. Most programmers don't want to accept someone else's opinion when they have one of their own. And, for problems with projects, ...