The long awaited Enterprise Library is out. You can download it from here. From the same page: The Enterprise Library Application Blocks Application blocks help to address the common problems that developers face from one project to the next. They are designed to encapsulate the Microsoft recommended best practices for .NET applications. They can be […]
Monthly Archives: January 2005
The last two days I gave a session about .NET and COM Interoperability during the bi-monthly Software Architects and ISV Club meetings. It was quite interesting to present a session for two mostly different types of auditory. The first one were with senior management people that were not so excited about what new technologies can […]
Bill Stacey definitely kicks arses. In his article he explains how SCT (SecureContextToken) works and how it can be used without installing X509 certificates. He also provides sample code. I haven’t played with it yet, but it seems to be the missing piece in the WSE architecture that many developers have been looking for it […]
As Matt Powell points out, MTOM has become W3C Recommendation. We are all waiting to see its implementation in WSE 3.0.
William Stacey points out one major problem when using SendHashed and SendNone options. They are both vulnerable to dictionary attack. As he offers to present a solution using custom UsernameTokenManager and Crypto API, I would recommend that you implement SecureConversation and use option SendPlainText. This way your calls can be automatically authorized depending on their […]
I have uploaded the pics from New Year’s day. They are marvellous. You can find them at my MSN Spaces.
Microsoft released today its new tool Malicious Software Removal Tool codenamed “TITAN”. There is online version that installs an ActiveX control on your machine. I tried it and it said that I am not infected. That’s good. I am little surprised that it took so little time to scan my system. It definitely did not […]
I have always thought that spyware gets to your machine only when you browse xxx or warez sites. Because of this I did not thought for installing the Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 when it went online. However the voice inside told me “what if …” so I finally installed and run this marvelous application. The […]
I found this little gem in a presentation of Sam Guckenheimer. He explains how each problem can be solved with VSTS. Also from this presentation: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 13 Symptoms of Unhappiness It’s the code, stupid! Actually it’s the requirements! No, […]
These days I rediscover Outlook Express as a newsgroup client. I was using a not so smart program that created a database on my hard disk of about 350MB. Silly me. The program even did not handle Bulgarian language well. Outlook Express is not so feature rich client but it works and it is light. […]