Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Lies, Damn Lies, Benchmarks and Carlos Perez Carlos Perez is at it again. To up one on Cameron's benchmark (which found Java to be 10-15% faster than .NET), he schemes to create a benchmark that truly leaves .NET in the dust. From previous experience he knew .NET's Regex implementation is much slower than Java's. (though not quite as much as he made it seem). He also knows... (127 words, 21 Comments)

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

SharpReader SharpReader has been released. No new features this time, just a few small bug-fixes: Minor bug-fixes in the item-threading functionality. Removed some debug-code that sometimes showed dialog-boxes when a key is pressed. You can download it at (40 words, 18 Comments)

Monday, May 19, 2003

SharpReader Q&A Fabrice has a wish-list for SharpReader: a lower memory consumption (currently everything is kept in memory right?) Yes, currently everything is kept in memory. I have considered changing that ever since I started to run behind myself on reading my subscribed feeds and ended up with over 10,000 unread items ;-) This will be a pretty big change though so... (437 words, 22 Comments)

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

SharpReader SharpReader has been released. Changes in this version are: gzip support to reduce bandwidth. Log-file is now saved in "<user-home>\Application Data\SharpReader" to allow SharpReader to be run by non-admins. Threading improvements: Shows other items that use the same link/guid. Shows links from the item-description that are also referenced by other items in feeds you subscribe to. This allows you... (182 words, 52 Comments)

Monday, May 12, 2003

Fake Robbery After posting about my "robbery" resulted in the first flame comments on my weblog, my initial reaction was "that guy's just an idiot". But now I see Don reported that I "lament" RssBandit copying the threading functionality, and Dare himself writes that I'm unhappy with him implementing the threaded message view in RssBandit. Does this mean I'm the idiot? Didn't... (193 words, 10 Comments)

Sunday, May 11, 2003

.NET Reflector, now with decompiler I may be the last one to discover this, but Lutz Roeder released a new version of the excellent .NET Reflector last week, that now includes a C#/VB decompiler. I gave it a try and the decompiler functionality rocks. The generated code is cleaner than that generated by anakrino, and more importantly, the code has hyperlinks to easily jump to... (75 words, 2 Comments)

Friday, May 9, 2003

New Java language features I just read an interview with Joshua Bloch in which he explains the new features for JDK 1.5. Joshua Bloch is the creator of the Java Collections Framework and author of hands down the best Java book I've ever read: Effective Java. It's interesting how C# and Java seem to be playing leapfrog. C# started out with many of Java's... (514 words, 6 Comments)

I've been robbed! I knew this day would be coming... exactly one month after the release of SharpReader, Dare reports he borrowed (stole?;-) the threading idea from SharpReader and implemented it in RssBandit. Unfortunately seems to be down right now so I cannot see the screenshot yet; I'll have to try again tomorrow... I wonder how much longer it will take for... (126 words, 11 Comments)

Friday, May 2, 2003

BlogThis extension Greg and Simon are talking about an extension to BlogThis. I agree that BlogThis as-is is fairly limited and could definitely use some improvements. For instance, I had been considering writing a w.bloggar plugin but quickly realized that it needed a configuration setting (the install directory of w.bloggar). Unfortunately, IBlogThis does not provide any hooks for configuration of the... (498 words, 5 Comments)