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Round up v0.2

Another round up of some of the best bits I've seen in the blog-sphere recently.

Enjoy,

James


Blogs

CodeBetter.com
Really getting into these blogs. The best bit is that the guys are all speaking from experience...

How to Doom your IT operations in 3 easy steps
http://tinyurl.com/bu7fv

Classic Technical Lead Blunder
http://tinyurl.com/733po

Unit Testing Business Logic without Tripping Over the Database
http://tinyurl.com/akr9s

Udi Dahan
I really like this guys take on SOA. A great blog with some down to earth views on software architecture

SOA…so what!
http://udidahan.weblogs.us/archives/032197.html

The one where Udi *really* gets fired up…LOL
http://udidahan.weblogs.us/archives/032440.html


.NET

.NET tools round up (via Larkware)
http://tinyurl.com/bhx5t

.NET validation framework (DBC) – interesting implementation using attributes
http://www.cybral.com/solutions/tools.htm#validationframework

Nifty tip on ASP.NET 2.0 – how to take your app offline and redirect to a holding page in 1 simple step (via Larkware)
http://weblogs.asp.net/eporter/archive/2005/10/05/426708.aspx

Windows Mobile

Why can’t I upgrade to WM5.0? (Windows Mobile team blog)
Despite trying to reassure you, the reader, that he’s not a ‘marketing wonk’ when Mike Calligaro uses the phrase “amortize this cost” in his second point he isn’t helping his case…just kidding…some good reasoning about why the WM platform isn’t such a clean cut case for upgrades once you take into account the Mobile Operators, hardware and logistics of an upgrgade...
http://tinyurl.com/b2doc

Simple expense tracker for WM SmartPhone 2003 (via Keni)
http://mymoney.ortus-solutions.net/
http://www.modaco.com/index.php?showtopic=229049


Misc

Maxthon Tabbed browser
Excellent IE replacement, installed and in use for 5 hours and already I took the plunge and made it my default browser! Liking the mouse gestures – they actually work and the NetSnippets integration - www.maxthon.com

Windows Media Player Visualisations (free!)
Very Very Cool visualisations for WMP (and media centre compatible – yay!)
http://tinyurl.com/bvjkd

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