Sunday, August 31, 2003

On checked exceptions - again... Via Ted Leung and Bill De HÓra, I read Ross Judson's comments on checked exceptions. This subject just keeps coming back... I blogged about this half a year ago arguing against checked exceptions. In all honesty, I actually do like checked exceptions, but only when used in moderation. The problem is that the typical Java developer uses them to the... (427 words, 5 Comments)

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Aggregators Attack Info Overload Ok, so it's not quite a slashdot-effect, but Ryan Singel's article on has already referred over a thousand people to, surpassing my weblog as the #1 referrer. Articles like this are good because they introduce RSS and aggregators to a whole new audience. The vast majority of web-users has still never heard of RSS and does not have... (303 words, 18 Comments)

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Number one I was #5 last month, but as of today I rule the Google universe! Not that I expect anyone to search for my weblog using my first name, but it's still pretty cool while it lasts... UPDATE: I just found out I'm also the #1 hit for "MemoryStream", beating out the MSDN docs for this class - a clear example... (69 words, 19 Comments)

Friday, August 1, 2003

RSS Magic Via Dave: RSS Magic for .NET "provides developers an easy way to download, read, write, and manipulate RSS data". I checked their site and it looks like $279 will get you a class model that's a direct mapping of the RSS 2.0 specification. I did not see anything that suggests it supports the incompatible RSS 1.0 spec. Namespaces are supported... (181 words, 7 Comments)