Month: March 2009

Link Roundup for Mar. 30, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 Architect Edition AJ has a walk through of some of the new features in the Architect edition of Visual Studio 2010.  As much as everyone loves to hate on UML, there are a few things that it’s very useful for, so I’m glad to see that Visual Studio will support it. MvcContrib…

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Naive impressions of Infer.NET

I finally found time to look through Infer.NET.  For those not in the know and too lazy to click on links, Infer.NET is a new projecting coming out of Microsoft Research.  According to them, it’s a framework for machine learning.  They claim that provides a lot of state-of-the-art stuff, including “message passing.”  I’m not sure…

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Introducing Knowledge Frontier Miner

I have mentioned my thesis work only vaguely on this blog up until now (mostly out of fear of some shady PhD-by-mail student trying to steal my ideas), but since things are winding down, I think it’s safe to start talking a bit more about what I’m doing.  So, my thesis is in the area…

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Link Roundup for Mar. 24, 2009

Json.NET 3.5 Update Beta 3 of the Json.NET library is now available.  I’ve used Json.NET for serialization objects in ASP.NET MVC with great success.  ASP.NET Menu + IE8 == SURPRISE! Yeah, who knew that IE8 would cause problems?  To be fair, the ASP.NET Menu really produces awful, terrible, horrendous, other-negative-adjective HTML, so maybe IE isn’t…

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Link Roundup for Mar. 23, 2009

Ian Cooper on NHibernate Ian has made several posts about NHibernate basics (and beyond).  If you like NHibernate, check them out, and remember that Castle ActiveRecord is built on NHibernate, so most of the same principles apply. Roy Osherove Critiques Unit Tests If you don’t know who Roy is, you probably haven’t been doing unit…

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Dropbox == win

I have started using Dropbox to share files between my numerous workstations that are spread across labs, work, and home.  I previously have used FolderShare (did not like) and am currently using SkyDrive (which is way too manual and clunky to be useful).  So far, I’m really digging Dropbox and its integration with Windows Explorer. …

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Link Roundup for Mar. 20, 2009

Edward does WPF As someone struggling to get up to speed on WPF, it’s nice to see that I’m not the only one adapting to the new model.  Edward has a string of short, useful posts on WPF topics. Data loss problems in SQL Server 2005/2008 THAT WON’T BE FIXED Yeah, you read that right,…

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And the web weeps…

Today, March 19th, 2009, Microsoft officially condemned the web to another decade of pain and suffering.  Today, Microsoft shipped Internet Explorer 8.  I am not a Microsoft hater.  I am a long-time Microsoft developer.  I love their tools and their platform.  But Internet Explorer? That’s a buggy piece of junk that should have been thrown…

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A summary of text classification/document categorization

I’m currently working on a group project for school in the domain of document categorization, but a large portion of my group knows very little about the area.  So, I decided I would do a write-up that explains the domain, the basics of common approaches, and things of that nature.  What follows is meant to…

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Link Roundup for Mar. 19, 2009

There’s a lot of really big, cool things coming out of Mix09: Silverlight 3.0 Silverlight has been on my list of things to learn for over a year.  Now I’m even more compelled to get up to speed.  The first beta release is on the Silverlight site now!  ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Yeah, it’s out.  Not…

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