U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently granted Microsoft a patent on a “personalized version” of the sudo command with GUI. Sudo is a command that has been in use since 1980’s or even before by Unix and other operating systems to allow running other commands with elevated privileges. For one, why would Microsoft try… Read More


The latest beta version of FxCop 1.36 was recently made available for download. This new version includes various features and fixes that include: 200+ bug fixes that reduce noise, missing analysis and rule crashes Support for analyzing anonymous methods and lambda expressions New option for skipping analysis over tool generated code Better support for C++/CLI… Read More


Traditionally, quality assurance ensures the quality of a product once it’s built in order to shield customers from receiving defective product. TQM suggests that rather than putting quality assurance at the end of the product cycle, feedback loops be placed at every step of the product building process so that the actual causes of defects… Read More


If you have ever used MSI installation packages involving Windows Installer, you are probably aware of its nuisance. I can deal with the fact that it’s a pain to create decent installations without shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars for third party tools such as Wise and InstallShield, but I just can’t cope up… Read More