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July 2003

June 2003

Don Box's new book

Don Box started a new book today! Is this volume 2 of the Essential .NET series? This is the first book: Essential .NET, Volume 1: The Common Language Runtime

Don's first sentence in the new book:
Software lives at the boundary between objective and subjective reality.

Will we get blog information about this book on sentence by sentence? ;-)

Don will also speak at TechEd in Barcelona:

4-Jul, 8:30-9:45
The 'Don' of Web Services: A Guide to Clarity and Stability

A good reason to get up early the day after the TechEd party!


Wireless - Airport Vienna

Just sitting on the gate (Airport Vienna) to my flight to Barcelona, TechEd. I didn't expect that I have wireless available here. And it is free (during a trial-period).

At the airport in Seattle wireless was available, too. However, in Seattle I didn't receive the IP address for a gateway. There it seems it is necessary to buy the wireless connection  before use.

I didn't see a wireless network at the airport in Washington, DC.


TechEd Barcelona - Building International Applications with the .NET Framework

With my session DEV382,
Wednesday, 2-Jul, 18:15-19:30

I'm showing these samples:

  • Unicode characters
  • DateTime, Number formatting
  • Making use of cultures and regions
  • Culture-sensitive and culture-insensitive sorting
  • Custom formatting
  • Resource management
  • Resource files, Satellite assemblies
  • Localization of Windows applications
  • Localization of Web applications
  • Creating a custom ResourceReader, ResourceManager


INETA Speakers at TechEd Barcelona

I just arrived home (Austria) from Redmond, tomorrow I'm leaving to Barcelona.

In Barcelona these INETA Europe speakers will have presentations at TechEd:

  • 1-Jul, 13:45-15:00
    • Jackie Goldstein, Microsoft ADO.NET for ADO Classic Developers: Introducing ADO.NET
    • Andreas Eide, ASP.NET: What's new in ASP.NET 1.1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • 2-Jul, 8:30-9:45
    • Clemens Vasters, Gotchas from porting DNA to .NET
    • Jackie Goldstein, Advanced ADO.NET Programming Techniques (The dataset)
  • 2-Jul, 10:00-11:15
    • Fernando Guerrero, TSQL vs. .NET Database Programming: Displelling the Myths for DBAs
  • 2-Jul, 18:15-19:30
    • Christian Nagel, Building International Applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework
    • Clemens Vasters, Microsoft .NET Web Services Internals: I Didn't Know You Could Do That
  • 3-Jul, 8:30-9:45
    • Dave Sussman, Strategies for Website Templates
    • Fernando Guerrero, Extending SQL Server 2000 Functionality with User-Defined Functions: Hidden Tricks
  • 3-Jul, 10:00-11:15
    • Clemens Vasters, Loose Coupling and Serialization Patterns: The Holy Grail of Service Design
  • 3-Jul, 18:15-19:30
    • Alex Homer, Are Our Clients Destined To Be Dumb?
    • Clemens Vasters, Layers and Tiers
    • Christian Weyer, Ouch! Common XML Web Services Headaches (and possible solutions)
  • 4-Jul, 10:00-11:15
    • Fernando Guerrero, SQL Server 2000 Profiler: The Databases Programmer's Best Friend
    • Alex Homer, Dave Sussman, Microsoft ASP.NET Templating and Accessibility
  • 4-Jul, 14:30-15:45
    • Jurgen Postelmans, Microsoft ASP.NET: Extending the ASP.NET Runtime
  • 4-Jul, 16:00-17:15
    • Clemens Vasters, Aspect-Oriented Programming

INETA US Speakers:

  • 1-Jul, 15:15-16:30
    • Billy Hollis, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks
  • 2-Jul, 11:45-13:00
    • Billy Hollis, Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Applications
    • Juval Lowy, C# Best Practices
  • 2-Jul, 18:15-19:30
    • Ken Getz, Presenting Data using the Microsoft ASP.NET DataGrid Control
    • Juval Lowy, Building High-Performance Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
  • 3-Jul, 8:30-9:45
    • Juval Lowy, .NET Enterprise Services and why you should use it
    • Kate Gregory, What's New in Visual C++ .NET 2003
  • 3-Jul, 10:00-11:15
    • Keith Pleas, Upgrading VB 6 Applications to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
  • 3-Jul, 11:45-13:00
    • Keith Pleas, Best Practices for Debugging Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Applications
  • 3-Jul, 15:00-16:15
    • Billy Hollis, Programming for the Middle-Tier Business in Visual Basic .NET
    • Juval Lowy, Application and Library Versioning with the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • 3-Jul, 16:45-18:00
    • Kate Gregory, Head-Spinning Microsoft Visual C++ Managed-Native Interoperability
  • 4-Jul, 11:45-13:00
    • Billy Hollis, Expert Tips: Microsoft Windows Forms and Controls and the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • 4-Jul, 14:30-15:45
    • Keith Pleas, Taking Controls of the Base Classes in the Microsoft .NET Framework
    • Juval Lowy, Expert Tips: Microsoft C#

Many sessions - your choice :-)

See you in Barcelona!

Programming Microsoft .NET Boot Camp

21-25 July I'm teaching one intensive week of .NET Programming in Vienna, Austria:

  • C#
  • Framework Classes
  • Windows Forms
  • XML Web Services
  • .NET Remoting
  • Enterprise Services

With this Boot Camp we do have extended course times because of the lot of technologies covered. Although I've done such a boot camp already 7 times since July 2001, every time it takes a different focus depending on the previsous knowledge and the interests of the attendees. 

For the first time we have a new pricing model: the more attendees that register to this camp reduces the course price automatically :-) 

Update: If you want information about upcoming boot camp dates, contact me by email!



Tuesday I'm travelling to Redmond; meeting with Ingo Rammer and others.

Ingo is not living far away from my home. We are both from Austria. Last year there was a month where we've met in some other countries:

  • Florida (ASP.NET Connections)
  • Zuerich, Switzerland
  • Frankfurt, Germany (CodeWise Meeting & .NET One Conference)

In Zuerich I've been speaking at DevDays, while Ingo was working at a customer's site. We've met there just because we've used the name of the city in the display name of the Windows Messenger; and so we knew that we are in the same city.

For how long do we use the messenger? Nowadays we also know where we can meet because of our weblogs. IT is changing fast. I like this.