17 feb 2003
IsComponentRegistred?, a little function that will tell you if an ActiveX component is
registred if you know it’s path.
15 jan 2003
An article about the downsides of component oriented and especially compatible development. Just to be complete.
29 dec 2002
Don’t panic. A little article about Java compatibility. I hope .NET will follow.
22 dec 2002
Published a very general article on how one could implement an AutoUpdate feature.
17 dec 2002
The “way we work” is no longer acurate. I’ve written a new article to
illustrate the differences in “the way we work now”.
9 sept 2002
Updated “the case for VB”, a comment on VB6 vs other languages.
3 sept 2002
Added some thoughts about using “templates” inside your application.
17 aug 2002
Completed the validation pseudo-pattern. Explains how we let our objects perform validation.
27 May 2002
Published the sorting components of James Barbetti. Really fast stuff.
9 april 2002
Been playing with Benchmarks of the sorting routines due to a discussion with Joe Foster.
27 March 2002
My little daughter Esther is born !!!!
26 feb 2002
Added an article about Command Objects, a possible implementation of the command pattern.
16 jan 2002
Removed the .NET benchmarking page from the site. Apparently I am not allowed to publish it. Since this site is just for fun, I don’t want to get into trouble with a simple article :
"5. PERFORMANCE OR BENCHMARK TESTING. You may not disclose the results of any benchmark test of either the Server Software or Client Software to any third party without Microsoft's prior written approval."
-- Microsoft .NET Framework SDK Beta 2 EULA
15 jan 2002
Adapted the article about independent component evolution. I sure hope it is much clearer now.
9 jan 2002
Thanks to Matthew Curland for solving the FileSystemObject problems ! Matthew is the best ! Buy the book !
7 jan 2002
Made the .NET compatibility checker a command line tool (remains pre-bèta). Included two fake DLLs (dllNew and DllOld) to have a testing basis. Started a subsection on the precise definition of compatibility used (largely incomplete). Here is sample output from the tool.
6 Jan 2002
I published a very preliminary version of what has to become an automated tool for checking .NET assemblies.
5 jan 2002
Started an article about .NET and compatibility. There is not much there yet but that will change in the future.
4 Jan 2002
Reorganised the series of articles about compiling and deploying. Hope you like it.
25 dec 2001
How would you simulate a parametrized constructor in VB6 ? One simple answer is here.
25 dec 2001
Added an article about independent component evolution. How do you evolve components in a product line ?
23 dec 2001
Added article about deployment of VB programs. What are the basic rules ?
21 dec 2001
Added an article about my view on the importance of implementation inheritance.
18 dec 2001
Added some comments on singletons in VB.
18 Dec 2001
Added a file find component
10 dec 2001
First (unfinished) version of the Broken rules validation design pattern. Based on work by Lhotka.
02 Nov 2001
Added feedback section.
25 oct 2001
First steps of the Editors and selectors pseudo-pattern.
21 oct 2001
Took a first look a .NET serialization to find out it does more or less the same as my persistence stuff. There’s not much yet but you can go and have a look.
21 oct 2001
VB.NET sorting components are finished. See the results.
Download the code in the downloads section.
16 oct 2001
Added the task with progress article that demonstrates one way of how to show a progress bar while a task is busy.
Corrected a stupid bug that had made me deploy old code over and over. Aargh !
14 oct 2001
First steps into VB.NET. Started converting my sorting components to VB.NET.
12 oct 2001
Added merge sort to the tool chest of algorithms. Will be working on performance issues. Will add some comments to “the making of” soon. Currently only under source version (algoSorting)
10 oct 2001
Changed some more details in the compilation article
5 Oct 2001
First version of Object List pseudo pattern. Also found a version of Visio 2000 in my MSDN package. Love it.
5 oct 2001
Changed the details of the binary compatibility section in the compilation article.
1 oct 2001
First version of the Form Logic in class pattern
1 oct 2001
First version of the Form as function pattern
30 Sept. 2001
Added IComparable interface and cCompComparable to the sorting component. Also added some remarks about IComparer vs. IComparable.
15 September 2001
Busy working on a section explaining compilation with binary compatibility
5 September 2001
In case you didn’t notice, I’m changing my site style. Expect it to vibrate some more until it finally stabilizes
WvddGeneral 4 September 2001
Provided all common packages in one grouped file which is easier to download and compile
Persistence 3 September 2001
Added a writer for persisting objects to a graph.
Persistence 2 Sep 2001
Added a discussion for writers and how to make them composable.
31 Aug. 2001
A reusable component that let’s you syntax color any language you can tokenize. Examples for VB and the regular expression language introduced in Tokenizers.
30 Aug. 2001
Modified automatic build process so that the code that gets compiled automatically creates/updates a zip file containing sourcefiles.
This ensures that all download components are consistent.
Tokenizers 24 aug 2001
Published code in downloads section.
Tokenizers 22 Aug. 2001
Wrote an article about tokenizers. Things you use for pattern matching and for scanning your own little languages. Go and have a look.
Sorting 21 Aug. 2001
Added some benchmarking code to see just how much performance you loose for the usage of a generic component