Random Thoughts

Posted by Kirby Turner on July 23, 2006

The last few weeks have been very busy for me so I haven’t had time to post as many blog entries as I would like. SO here’s a quick list of random thoughts I have had recently.

<li>Microsoft acquires SysInternals and WinInternals. Big news in my opinion. I’m curious to see what Microsoft will do with the excellent SysInternal tools like Process Explorer.</li>
<li>Speaking of SysInternals, Mark Russinovich has an interested take on .NET managed application. I agree with him that client only applications shouldn’t be managed applications.</li>
<li>Foxit Reader is awesome. It is a PDF reader but unlike Adobe’s PDF reader Foxit loads fast and doesn’t require an install. The single Foxit exe has made its way into my bin directory of useful tools.</li>
<li>Allen Bauer points out that Foxit has an SDK that allows you to embed a PDF reader into your application. And best of all it supports Delphi.</li>
<li>Four grand to remove a tree? Makes me question whether home ownership is worth the trouble and unexpected expenses.</li>
<li>DevCo is one step closer.</li>
<li>I recently started some new work in Visual Studio 2003 and I immediately started missing features from Borland Developer Studio 2006. Most noticeable was the lack of built-in support for unit test projects and creating unit test cases. BDS simplifies the setup of unit tests.</li>

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