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interested in learning about intellectual property and patent issues with regard to software development?

come check out the Arizona Software Developer Group (www.azdg.org) and see what the issues are.

meeting details: september 7

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join us for the next .net user group meeting in new mexico!

more details: aug 16 new mexico .net user group

presented by Microsoft Regional Director, Michael Palermo:

Would you like to write code faster with fewer errors?  Tired of manually typing repetitive blocks of code?  Do you wish there was an easier way to enforce coding guidelines or implement design patterns?  This presentation shows how Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2005 can solve many day-to-day developer woes.  First we explore what snippets already exist.  Then we tackle how to create or own snippets, and how to use the new Code Snippet manager.

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more details: aug 16 meeting

join us at the next az .net user group meeting on august 16, presented by community member Lorin Thwaits:

Using the features of GDI+, it is easy to generate GIF, PNG, and JPG images on-the-fly in ASP.NET.  The first part of the meeting will showcase simple charts and other graphics rendered with the standard web-safe color palette.  We will examine strengths and limitations of the various available image formats.  In the second half, we get down and dirty with the raw bitmap data itself for more advanced rendering.  C# is used throughout.  Come on out and let's have a great time changing the world, one image at a time!

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Midnight Coders releases the WebORB Presentation Server - a development platform for connecting AJAX and Flash clients with .NET applications. Supported clients include JavaScript and Flash, while server-side support includes any J2EE-compliant server, Microsoft.NET environment, ColdFusion Components, as well as any XML web service.

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please please…if you provide an installer with program group shortcuts…make a program group shortcut to the uninstaller!

but, windows has an uninstall control panel where you can get to it

sure, but you provide program group shortcuts to help files that are also in the products, so the “you can get to it another way” isn’t a valid excuse if you already provide shortcuts to things you can get to in other ways.

also…if you develop .net components, please strong-name them.  if you claim to be fully CAS compliant, then you must…otherwise you lie ;-) — and if you think i’m lying, you’re wrong — try implementing a CAS policy using publey key token without a strong named assembly ;-) — sure that’s one implementation and you can do it other ways, but to be fully CAS compliant you should be able to support *any* way the consumer might utilize your component!