Monthly Archives: May 2011

ServiceBase.OnStart Peculiarity

Published on: Author: Michael

When implementing a service you really have to have a good understanding of how Windows services work.  If you do it wrong then your service won’t work properly, or worse, can cause problems in Windows.  Services must be responsive and be a good citizen when working with the Service Control Manager (SCM).  The .NET implementation… Continue reading ServiceBase.OnStart Peculiarity

Tech Ed 2011 Summary

Published on: Author: Michael

Tech Ed was great this year.  Already mentioned a few topics that were of great interest.  Here’s some more topics that deserve further attention. F# Ever heard of functional programming or a functional language?  No?  Not surprised.  It is one of several categories that language designers use to identify languages.  Functional languages have their basis in mathematics so they look… Continue reading Tech Ed 2011 Summary

Tech Ed NA 2011 (Halfway) – Cool New Features

Published on: Author: Michael

TechEd is half over and I’ve only been able to attend a few sessions.  Nevertheless there’s lots of new stuff coming down the pike.  Here’s my favorite things thus far. Note that no release dates (or even guarantees) are available yet. Juneau (aka SQL Server Data Tools) Remember when VS2010 came out and suddenly none… Continue reading Tech Ed NA 2011 (Halfway) – Cool New Features

Reflector Is Dead

Published on: Author: Michael

(The views expressed in this post are my own and are not reflections of my employer, peers or any company anywhere.  Take it as you wish.) It was bound to happen.  Honestly did anybody not see this coming?  Reflector is officially a dead product to the majority of .NET developers.  In other words Red Gate… Continue reading Reflector Is Dead