Friday, July 30, 2004

Sorting Algorithms Demo:

"We all know that Quicksort is one of the fastest algorithms for sorting. It's not often, however, that we get a chance to see exactly how fast Quicksort really is. The following applets chart the progress of several common sorting algorithms while sorting an array of data using in-place algorithms. This means that the algorithms do not allocate additional storage to hold temporary results: they sort the data in place. (This is inspired by the algorithm animation work at Brown University and the video Sorting out Sorting By Ronald Baecker from the University of Toronto (circa 1970!).) "

Thanks Garrett Home Page - The SQL Server 2005 Community Web site
Sample Code: Using Dropdownlist in Editable DataGrid ASP.Net sample code.

This was the kind of example I used when I did VFP training. It exposes containership and related databinding issues.
IBM Rational: Rival Microsoft Faces Uphill Battle:

"At the recent Rational Software Development User Conference, IBM Fellow and IBM Rational Chief Scientist Grady Booch delivered a keynote on his predictions of the software development landscape circa 2032, the 50th anniversary of Rational. Following his keynote, Booch sat down with eWEEK Senior Writer Darryl K. Taft to discuss Rational's development strategy going forward and the new competition from Microsoft Corp., which will enter the application lifecycle development tools market next year with Visual Studio Team System. Booch, a co-creator of UML (Unified Modeling Language), also discussed why the language is so relevant to the tools space. "
The .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security

"A group of about forty people from the community kindly donated their time to help me port the copyedited version of the book from Word documents into this Wiki. Each person who helped added a PortedBy attribute to acknowledge their work. Thank you very much for the help - we ported a 400 page book into Wiki form in under a week, friends!"

Monday, July 26, 2004

Teemings - Extras - The Horror of Blimps Very, very funny. Thanks Garrett.

Sadly, it appears that ZanyBrainy went out of business as part of the FAO Shwartz Reorg.

But there are some pretty cool toys here...
Visual Studio 2005: Visual Studio 2005 Product Line Overview The new express tools are pretty slick. This page outlines the difference between express and pro systems.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

AVERATEC I love my tiBook, but this Tablet has the right price...
USB Floppy Disk Drive RAID Too cool...

Monday, July 19, 2004

What happened to Xen / X#?

say "C Omega"
PC Repair when all else fails...
(Thanks Woody)
The Jargon File Hacker speak.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Monday, July 12, 2004

ODBC DSN Less Connection Strings for most every kind of ODBC driver out there.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

XP SP2 Windows Firewall various bits on dealnig with XPSP2 firewall issues.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

TestFu 0.2 database testing tools (SQL Server)in .NET

Thursday, July 01, 2004 Interesting site... but I can't vouch for the validity of the apps.