Q: When is 1 not equal to 1?

A: When you’re using .Net and boxed value types. “What?? No, you’re wrong.  Its not possible – you must be using the framework incorrectly.” That’s what I would have said, but I’m not so sure after having to fix our little problem at work this morning. We have a function that takes 2 object parameters:public […]

New Microsoft EMEA development site (with a cool competition)

Microsoft EMEA have a new site – CodeZone, which links to SADeveloper.net.If you go there, check out the Magazine and order a sample.  You could win a Motorola MPx 200. (A windows based smart phone) Check out the picture on the right, its a MPx 200. (BTW: It might disappear later because I’ve linked directly […]

Code access security…

Jim Blizzard makes some interesting comments about code access security in .Net relating it to the “superbowl half time event ‘scandal’” where Justin Timberlake & Janet Jackson did a duet, but part way through the event Janet’s top “malfunctioned” (i.e. thats aparently how she described it… but in every day terms her top “fell” off)Anyway, Jim […]

One more for the Java vs .Net crowd

Ok, so its not really anything valid, but its a nice comment anyway…  NASA are using a Java based system to plot out Spirit’s course on Mars and communicate the course of action to Spirit.  So Stuart comments about it(found via Rory), saying “No wonder it took the thing twelve days to move eight feet forward!”  […]