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Scott Van Vliet Once a Developer, Always a Developer May 2005 Entries
Odd Behavior While Boxing Value Types in C# 1.1
Update 2010-03-23 – Sorry, but the images and downloads were hosted on a server that is no longer available. I will try to find the sample code bits and images on a backup sometime! I’ve noticed some very weird behavior when comparing boxed value types, referenced as object. Consider the following code. object a = "foo"; object b = "foo"; bool matchRefType = (a == b); object x = 1; object y = 1; bool matchValueType = (x == y); The first Boolean value will return true, as expected. However, the second ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:46 AM

Day Two at the Microsoft West Region Partner Architect Forum (Whew, again!)

I'm at San Jose Int'l Airport, and don't have much time to blog but wanted to provide a VERY brief recap. 

Today was chock (sp) full of great content of BizTalk Server 2006, Indigo, WinFX and Avalon.  There was also a good demo covering actual use of VSTS in 2005.  I can't talk about much, but there are exciting things coming down the pipe.  As soon as I get the time, I'll post some reference links provided by the speakers.

Posted On Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:15 AM

Day One at the Microsoft West Region Partner Architect Forum (Whew!)
After messing up my wakeup call (my fault!) I made it downstairs just in time to catch the bus to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center in Mountain View, CA. Today's two keynotes, the first by Adam Denning provided, some great insight into the Platform Strategy for 2005 and beyond. Adam is a great speaker, and kept the high-level stuff entertaining for an audience of low-level-lowing Architects. Following some good sessions on Analysis Services in Yukon, a panel comprised of SI & ISV ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2005 5:52 AM

Store Wars

I can always count on Demain to find the funnies.

http://www.storewars.org/flash/index.html

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:57 PM

Heading to the Microsoft West Region Partner Architect Forum
I'm typing from the terminal at John Wayne Airport, waiting for my flight to the Microsoft Web Region Partner Architect Formum (whew!)  I getting excited about speaking at TechEd 2005 (as well as attending,) and event more excited to get a peek at the next versions of Commerce Server and BizTalk.  I'll post more (where applicable, and not blocked by NDA) soon!

Posted On Monday, May 16, 2005 10:58 PM

Pure Genious

Just when you thought Web-based advertisters would go out of business!

http://j-walk.com/other/googlecb/

Posted On Monday, May 16, 2005 10:54 PM

Volcom IPO

This took me by suprise. 
http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/05/02/sections/local/local/article_503713.php

Posted On Monday, May 2, 2005 11:02 PM

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