Monthly Archives: March 2005

Rock Star Speakers Coming Up at Canada’s Technology Triangle .NET User Group

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All I have to say is WOW! Dave Totzke has lined up a some very impressive speakers for the upcoming meetings of the Kitchener based Canada’s Technology Triangle .NET User Group (CTTDNUG). On March 31, Rick Byers of the Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR) team will come up to talk about C-Omega. C-Omega is an experimental language from… Continue reading Rock Star Speakers Coming Up at Canada’s Technology Triangle .NET User Group

Coding Style Guidelines for VB and C#

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I don’t agree with these guidelines 100% (for example, I think block indenting should be 4 spaces not 2 or 3) but if you’re looking for some guidance on coding style they are a great place to start. C#http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/articles/361363.aspx VBhttp://addressof.com/blog/articles/CodingGuidelines.aspx

The Toronto .NET Developer Community is Unbelievable

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This stuff is starting to blow my mind. Last week at least 250 developers (it could have been closer to 300) came out for the Toronto .NET User Group meeting on .NET/Java Interoperability. Then yesterday more than 1500 developers came out to see the MSDN Canada “Deep Dive” on ASP.NET 2.0. There were so many… Continue reading The Toronto .NET Developer Community is Unbelievable

Microsoft’s Support for VB 6.0 *IS NOT* Ending March 31

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From Brad McCabe’s weblog: There has been much discussion about the pending end of Mainstream support for Visual Basic 6.0. About 2 1/2 years ago Microsoft announced the support details for VB 6.0. On March 31st of this year Mainstream support ends. There seems to be a bit of confusion in the world and some… Continue reading Microsoft’s Support for VB 6.0 *IS NOT* Ending March 31

I am not Revolting (a.k.a. The VB 6.0 Petition)

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So there’s this petition going around demanding Microsoft resume development on and continue support of VB 6.0. I understand that organizations have huge investments in VB Classic code but the old IDE still works just fine and it, plus the binaries it creates, will continue to work in the years ahead. Why have Microsoft invest… Continue reading I am not Revolting (a.k.a. The VB 6.0 Petition)