Open Source Advantages

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There are just some things that *must* be open source. I usually find it’s the automated utility type software. Compilers, browsers, email clients, communication tools: they must just work and if they don’t. Uninstall, install something else. But when it comes to software that automates tasks, and in my environment that includes mostly Nant, you… Read more »

The Programmer

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In trying to describe what a programmer does, it’s easy to get sidetracked into discussions about compilers, delivery methodologies, design principles and frameworks. And then we try define the attributes of a “good” programmer when we’re really trying to define a “valuable programmer” [or team]. And even then, we can get sidelined into discussions about… Read more »

Lord and Saviour

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Kinda like a tale of the vicious cycle of debt… You owe the bank a lot of money and decide to pay it off. But it’s hard going and you could spend a long time trying to pay off that debt. Let’s assume that day eventually does arrive and you square up your account… what… Read more »

Google vs Microsoft

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A bit iffy really that two huge companies war with each other in the way they do… {sigh} But then again, on the other side of the {sigh} is a… cool. it’s what makes companies healthy, string.. heck.. everything gets stronger with a little bit of sparring. But the “war” reached my doorstep with Google’s… Read more »

FtpWebRequest Part II

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.. following on from the first one, the project has now been updated to include some work with the new BackgroundWorker component available in Net 2.0… 😀 Creating responsive UI’s on lengthy processes has never been so easy! including source code

FtpWebRequest

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After looking for a trim Ftp client library for .Net 1.1, .Net 2.0 releases with FtpWebRequest. I completely missed this one in the search to find *something*. After hacking around with it for a very short while, it proved to be by far the easist “library” to integrate with… the fruits of that freely available… Read more »