Archive for April, 2004

Serial Killer Vs Software Developer April 30th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

Trust me this is a very good one to try out. Check the pix’s and find if its a software developer or a serial killer … :) … You will be amazed with your scores yourself …

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Views on MVP Program : Julia Lerman April 30th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

This is an interesting post from Julia about what the MVP program feels like and what expectations have been set for the same. Check the same

Source : Sudhakar

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MS acquires ActiveViews April 28th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

Very very interesting headlines. This acquisition is to maximize on the BI service of SQL Server 2000 on Reporting Services. Check the cover story at crn.

 Speaking at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2004 in Chicago, Bill Baker, General Manager for Business Intelligence at Microsoft, announced that Microsoft has acquired ActiveViews. Read the Press release version from MS.

Check out this product tour of theirs. Looks very much in-line to what SQL Server Reporting is to offer. Hmmm … I just start wondering … !!!! Well forget it :) …

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Objects & Values April 28th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

This is a good old 2 part article, by Ted pattison, on value types and reference types.

Part I

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/06/Instincts/default.aspx

Value Types.

Deciding btwn Classes and Structures.

Cloning Objects

Part II

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/10/BasicInstincts/default.aspx

Boxing

Managing Object Lifetimes

Object Finalization.

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MSDN @ Hyderabad April 23rd, 2004

Vinod Kumar

I am back after a MSDN Session on “.NET Interop with a pinch on Performance, Best Practices and Pitfalls”. Have to say it was a nice session. A bit on how P/Invoke works. I’ve been in the VB world from day 1 and have wondered how we can calll Win32 API’s. Thanks to .NET it is a bit simple than before. Nevertheless there is some amount of readup to do. But I enjoyed it.

Had to also get my hands dirty on using Ja.NET. Interesting tool. Interoperating with Java and .NET is fun I believe. How many of us require such integration is the next question I’ve in my mind. Would love to hear from you all on the same. Some interesting links I found on the MSDN is:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpsamples/html/interop.asp

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vcmxspec/html/vcmg_part2start.asp

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconinteroperatingwithunmanagedcode.asp

Just thought to share some of the useful contents I referred to during this presentation. You can also look into the PDC 2003 site for a presentation by Adam Nathan and Sonja.

http://microsoft.sitestream.com/PDC2003/ARC/ARC310.htm

and the presentation can be downloaded from http://microsoft.sitestream.com/PDC2003/ARC/ARC310_files/Botto_files/ARC310_Keserovic_Nathan.ppt

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