Links of the Week August 2007
Well another month has pasted, and there are more links to be shared. These are just a few I came across.
Increasing Your PC's Boot Time - Jeff Atwood has a great article on PC boot time and how to increase it and maintain it over time. A key tool is using the MSConfig utility to turn unneeded applications from starting. I personally like to use the SysInternals Autoruns utility.
VB.NET and C# Guidelines Free E Book - It is a free book!
Visual Studio 2005 Debugging HotFix - From Scott Gu's Blog: The particular bug fixed in this hotfix was surprisingly difficult to track down. The slowdown issue occurred when breakpoints were set in multiple source files in the same project that had the same short file names (for example: two default.aspx.cs files) and which were organized in a certain directory structure pattern on disk. The patch fixes this issue and should prevent the debugger from pausing when trying to load the web project's assembly symbols in this case.
Validating E-Mail addresses - This is a topic that deserves so much study in my opinion. It seems no matter how cool of a regular expression I make or find there are always some valid addresses that get rejected.
The Coolest Search Engine Yet - Tafiti.com is a search engine built entirely with Silverlight. I think it is awesome and a great way to display search results. Renews my hope in Silverlight.