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    Re: Mono for android.Anyone used it?

    I've an extensive .Net background so I initially used Mono to make rapid progress in Android development. I must say it worked and it took me 2 days to go from total ignorance about Android to...
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    Re: Source Safe or TFS, which should I recommend?

    I didn't know that this limit existed. It was at that point where we started having corruption problems with the database as well.
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    Re: Source Safe or TFS, which should I recommend?

    As far as support is concerned, mainstream support for SS will end this July and extended support will end at July 2017. But to be honest, I wouldn't expect MS to put any resources into fixing or...
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    Re: Source Safe or TFS, which should I recommend?

    Our impression was that TFS pretty much needed a dedicated box to operate on. On top of that, it had a pretty large number of prerequisites that quite frankly turned us down (IIS, SQL, SharePoint)....
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    Re: Source Safe or TFS, which should I recommend?

    A few years ago we decided to ditch SS. We considered CVS, SVN and TFS. TFS turned out to be by far the most difficult to setup and maintain. We went with SVN and since then we've been very happy...
  6. Thread: Download Problem

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    VS 2010 Re: Download Problem

    If the html contains the link, you can try parsing.
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    VS 2010 Re: Download Problem

    What Chris001 said is right. Check it out by simply dropping the file you downloaded into an open notepad.
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    VS 2010 Re: Download Problem

    Is it an html file, by any chance?
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    VS 2008 Re: Making Multithreaded Application

    I don't think there's a point considering multi-threaded reads from an Access database anyway. jmcihinney's suggestion should work. To give the user the impression of interaction, you could also try...
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    Re: Help me in definition price to my software

    I would think that there are two major modes to sell desktop & server software these days.

    Old-style bottoms-up. How much does it cost to build and maintain the software divided by the number of...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Quick show of hands

    School taught. 4 years for a Computer Science degree. As the years pass by, I get to appreciate the value of a CS degree more and more - especially the background math knowledge which I would...
  12. Thread: Help me decide

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    Re: Help me decide

    Not really...but it shouldn't be too hard to code. The tricky part would be to block when a client requests a connection when there isn't one. I'm thinking that you would need to use a semaphore or a...
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    Re: Help me decide

    I think that approach isn't optimal, to say the least. Too many things can go wrong when you add another level of indirection. For example, your now depend on two servers instead of one; if anyone...
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    Re: Goodbye, VS Express...

    I know. But this is indicative of the situation. A few years ago I wouldn't switch because of Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server and several other solutions. Now its' becoming so irritating to realize...
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    Re: Goodbye, VS Express...

    So far Microsoft's doing a very good job of convincing me to switch to another OS. Ballmer is driving the company to the ground.
  16. Re: Returning a value from a Stored Procedure?

    If I remember correctly, you'll need to SELECT @@IDENTITY right after your insert statement. This will be returned to you as a table. Or you can use SELECT @outVar = @@IDENTITY where @outVar is a...
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    VS 2010 Re: encrypting and decrypting an executable?

    I think this is a pretty simple mistake. Change:

    Dim dycrypteddata As Byte() = ms.ToArray()
    System.IO.File.WriteAllBytes(sOutputFilename, bytearray2)
    to:

    Dim...
  18. Thread: 128GB+ Ram setup

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    Re: 128GB+ Ram setup

    I'm talking about a server board. Nothing really maters except memory capacity, disk and network I/O. Still exploring but I may have to shoot for 256 GB of RAM or more, hence the need for large...
  19. Thread: 128GB+ Ram setup

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    128GB+ Ram setup

    Does anyone have any experience with 2-way motherboards with a RAM setup in excess of 128 GBs? I'm interested in knowing a bit more about any possible gotchas regarding large RAM chips.
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    Re: nginx + ASP.NET = Possible?

    I think that at the lowest of levels, FastCGI is implemented by an application by simply having open a socket connection and serving requests from there. A request message would be sent with the...
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    Re: What's the best way to learn?

    I'd say that it all depends on your exposure to languages so far and the divergence of the language from your existing skills.

    I haven't been in a classroom or similar setting in years. But then...
  22. Re: 69% of PC and 85% of Tablet Users Would Like Their PCs and Tablets to Have the Sa

    I understand how having the same look-feel at the mobile and the desktop would appear appealing at first. However, I can't see anyone using the mobile/tablet in the same way as they would use the...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Philosophy of Permanence

    :D I've seen this happen more than once :D
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Philosophy of Permanence

    I was engaged in a sales pitch where the first question from the IT director was whether a system was based on .Net or not, so I get it. But these situations are rare and when they happen it's more...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Philosophy of Permanence

    I can't remember the last time we've lost a sale because a software item wasn't running on the latest & greatest. In my experience sales are accomplished when the customer perceives that something...
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    Re: Philosophy of Permanence

    Sometimes it's hard to justify an upgrade based on technology alone, and I think that's a major part of it. Back in early 2004, we installed a rather large cheque processing system based on .Net 1.0....
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    Re: Philosophy of Permanence

    I'd have to agree with techgnome. Features and bug fixing are the only justifications for re-writing the app. I assume new features will bring more income and I also assume that re-writing will make...
  28. VS 2010 Re: How to prevent web service restart?

    Found the problem, purely by luck.

    I'm using Log4Net to write log files. The location of the log files was inside the web service directory structure (under ./bin/logs). When the location was...
  29. VS 2010 Re: How to prevent web service restart?

    When the application start event is fired up, I reset the counters to initial values (zeroes). After that, each subsequent web service call impacts the counters. One of the counters registers the...
  30. VS 2010 [RESOLVED] How to prevent web service restart?

    I've created a web service using VS 2010 and .Net 3.5, deployed on Win7. No hiccups regarding performance or functionality. However, after adding performance counters I realized that the web service...
  31. Re: Applying tech skills to more than just a day at the office...

    Don't we all. If you desperately need additional income as you indicated, get rid of this tendency fast if you plan to work with new and/or inept users. Otherwise, you might as well forget about it...
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    Re: Speeding up my code

    I would expect that the time taken to execute a regular expression would be next to nothing compared to the time taken to download something from the internet. Of course, you can use an instance of...
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    Re: Procedure level import/using statement

    I don't think that you can use a Using statement at a method level. And even if you could, if a method accessed both System.Something.SomeClass and My.Something.SomeClass you'd still have the same...
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    Re: Log Alert

    File I/O is notoriously slow and a lot of factors come in play, especially when multiple threads write to the same file. At this point, it would be a good idea to consider something like Log4Net...
  35. Re: Evernote Abandons Microsoft .NET in Favour of Native Code

    Because it wasn't. I've gone through Turbo Pascal 3 to Delphi 1 and left at Delphi 3 (or 5, not sure anymore, must be getting older). Even back then, it was clear that for serious server-side work...
  36. Re: Evernote Abandons Microsoft .NET in Favour of Native Code

    Actually it used to be "IBM" instead of "Microsoft" as I'm sure you know. Currently, IBM provides the only platform I know of where you can still use the same stable, obsolete,...
  37. Re: Evernote Abandons Microsoft .NET in Favour of Native Code

    Not really. I'm a .Net developer since 2002 and not in a panic. I just think technologies are upgraded and the only constant is change. Kinda hard to think what we're going to use in five years, let...
  38. Re: Evernote Abandons Microsoft .NET in Favour of Native Code

    That's a really long time. Granted that the track record of .Net warrants a certain degree of optimism for its future...but still.
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    Re: A message for the visual basic engineers

    I spend about 30 seconds to read through this thread. Now I just want my 30 seconds back.
  40. Thread: Development Issues

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    Re: Development Issues

    Newtonsoft.Json.dll --> Json.Net.
    Infragistics2.Win.* --> Infragistics component.

    As for your other request, the problem for me would be distinguishing between what could be a legitimate call of...
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