Wednesday, January 25, 2006

PDC 05 Downloads

You can now download any of the PDC 05 sessions free from here.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The official Microsoft GUI Guidelines

I've been having a lot of heated discussions recently around Windows forms interfaces. Although I feel that I've got quite a good instictive grasp of GUI design I sometimes find it hard to justify why we should do things in a particular way. I wish I'd read this first!

Friday, January 13, 2006


I've recently been getting very excited about Microsoft's LINQ project. It brings SQL style declarative query programming into the .net framework and makes it a first class feature of C# and VB.NET. The overview by Don Box and Anders Hejlsberg is here and there's an excellent overview of the current state of the object/relational problem and how LINQ will help by Ted Neward here. There's also a great Channel 9 video of Anders Hejlsberg explaining LINQ.