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 Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ar - Arguments...It does make us move forward at times.

Richard Grimes has managed to kick up a storm again with his article here, again. While, I would not go very far in saying a kernel Operating System should be written in managed-code. God knows I will not use one if it is and you shouldnt to. As far as I can tell, .NET was not created for writing operating systems?  It sits on top of the operating system and thats that

It is, however, very important to note, the investments MSFT Corp have on managed code. Instead of giving you the usual bullets and docs. How about this ?

Lines of Managed Code

And lets not forget that Microsoft CRM is the first Enterprise Business Solutions that is written on managed code from Microsoft. Read: Dogfood

And YES - Windows Communication Foundation (WCF, previously - Indigo) is written in C# as well.

Case Closed. <EOM>


Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:44:31 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  • I will be speaking in Kuala Lumpur in a security symposium organized by Microsoft Malaysia on April 4th 2006. The event details can be found here and the agenda here.

    I will be touching on Web Services Security: Locking down the wire - Today and Tommorow.

    Some of my agenda items include:

    Registrations for the IT Pro track is here while the Developer track is here. I would love to see you there.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2006 9:27:15 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Thursday, March 09, 2006

    I remembered talking to someone on the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF, previously - Indigo) team before and the reason they chose [MesssageEncoding].MTOM instead of MessageTransmissionOptimizationMechanism is so that it could *at least* fit on a slide.

    Well, that someone obviously didnt educate the developer who build the [MessageSecurityVersion]. WSSecurity11WSTrustFebruary2005WSSecureConversationFebruary2005WSSecurityPolicy11BasicSecurityProfile10 property. [Talk about a mouthful]

    Not only is it hard to fit on a slide, it would be hard to mouth those words as well.

    Besides "bug jail", "secure-programming courses",  "geography lessons", I would highly recommend Microsoft engineers and developers go for "Power-Point Presentation Etiquette 101" lessons as well .

    Speaking of which, I just got handled an exception with a message like this:

    The CLR has been unable to transition from COM context 0x1a0d28 to COM context 0x1a0e98 for 60 seconds. The thread that owns the destination context/apartment is most likely either doing a non pumping wait or processing a very long running operation without pumping Windows messages. This situation generally has a negative performance impact and may even lead to the application becoming non responsive or memory usage accumulating continually over time. To avoid this problem, all single threaded apartment (STA) threads should use pumping wait primitives (such as CoWaitForMultipleHandles) and routinely pump messages during long running operations.

    Talk about being explicit. Exceptions should give a friendly message that enables one to have an idea where to start debugging and troubleshooting. The one just made me want to shut my machine down. .

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 7:42:23 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Tuesday, March 07, 2006

    Singapore has just announced an bold ambitious move to wire up the entire nation with a extremely high speed backbone that would move data in speeds beyond 1Gbps, or 500 times the common access speed of 2Mbps with the use of optical fibres or other technologies. Most of the crowded centres and streets would be "WI-FI"-ed by late this year.

    My dream of having the entire nation being one BIG hotspot would be coming true in probably a couple of years time.

    I have heard that the term "disconnected applications" will be thrown out of the window in Singapore very soon .

    Ah - the wonders of living in a [garden] city-site.


    Tuesday, March 07, 2006 4:49:07 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  • Now if XML-RPC aint enough (I had blogged about this here and here), now we can add REST-RPC into the mix. The main difference would be the use of HTTP to provide application semantics via its verbs. This would mean that there would hardly be any XML or Request payload of any kind.

    Tuesday, March 07, 2006 1:01:34 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Saturday, March 04, 2006


    As mentioned here, here is the another article on TheServerSide.NET that I wrote.

    After mcdst, professionals who are interested in comptia certification or another ccda and mcts usually have one goal in mind, to become an mcitp and in this context testking helps them.

    The security features and options mentioned in the above piece are not exhaustive. In fact, it is far from being exhaustive. I will be writing more on those other features and options, either through this blog channel or one of those sites I mentioned.

    Stay tuned for it. Enjoy.

    Friday, March 03, 2006 4:09:32 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Wednesday, March 01, 2006

    TheServerSide.NET, which serves the Enterprise .NET Community, has picked up on a previous piece I wrote earlier here with regards to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF, previously - Indigo).

    Expect more Windows Communication Foundation (WCF, previously - Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) articles to come from me on the TheServerSide.NET as well as MSDN online.

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:23:03 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Friday, February 24, 2006

    Microsoft-Google ?

    Cannot help but retrieve the above image from a long forum entry found here. It is either someone over-estimates MSFT Corp or under-estimates Google Inc.

    Friday, February 24, 2006 8:59:45 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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