In this month's installment, James McCaffrey talks about the qualities and skills he looks for when searching for great software testers.
Dr. James McCaffrey
MSDN Magazine December 2008
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When MSDN Magazine asked me to write a page on something I care about, I said, "You mean, like abolishing taxes, car phones, and SUVs?" Alas, they meant something to do with programming. Well! After pondering, I realized that something I care about is writing good code.
MSDN Magazine July 2004
Are the transparent computer screens in the movie Minority Report or the flashy fingerprint analysis software programs used on CSI closer than we think? Maybe so.
MSDN Magazine April 2008
The Authenticode dialog box that users see when they download software from the Internet, asking them if they trust the publisher and want to install the software is, in my opinion, a useless and annoying waste of time that provides no safety whatsoever.
David S. Platt
MSDN Magazine December 2005
I've been using visual studio for ages and find it quite cumbersome to produce snappy aspx pages.
I'm wondering if anyone recommends from a developers perspective a nice product to handle the graphical html generation?
I've used the automatic Many-to-Many generation as described here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd742359.aspx
But that doesn't seem to allow a quantity to be attached to orders (in the example it would be courses). I have many customers and many products, I would like a customer to be able to order more than one product. Right now I get a grid of checkboxes. I would like instead a field where I could enter a number.
Is this possible?
Steven M. List
MSDN Magazine June 2009
This month the author takes us on a tour of the unconference and other unconventional get-togethers. Learn how these unique approaches to conferences are being widely adopted.
Steven M List
MSDN Magazine May 2009
Udi Dahan explains how his team identified and overcame unforeseen problems while developing a large-scale software + services trading application.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
This month we examine the Microsoft translation Web service and show you how you can incorporate translation services into your own Web application.
Sandor Maurice & Vikram Dendi
Why is good API design so difficult when all you really need is perfection? Intrigued? Read on.
MSDN Magazine March 2009
Having that next great innovative idea is only half the battle-getting it heard is the real challenge.
Eric N. Bush
MSDN Magazine February 2009