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With Each Step Forward, Microsoft Takes Two Back

Today I was browsing a Microsoft published document on creating ASP.NET Web Pages using the Razor Syntax and to my surprise I found this gem on page 65.  @{ var db = Database.OpenFile("SmallBakery.sdf"); var selectQueryString = "SELECT * FROM Products ORDER BY Name"; } <!DOCTYPE…

Performance Optimizations Made By Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo JavaScript Minimizers

In my first post about JavaScript compression and the different levels supported by the three major competitors in the JavaScript minimization, obfuscation, and optimization tools space.  I the article I discussed which tool provided the best compression in regards to the resulting byte count.  And found that Google…

Yahoo YUI Compressor vs. Microsoft AJAX Minifier vs. Google Closure Compiler

A little more than a year and half ago I created a MSBuild Task for the YUI Compressor that was very well received, and even highlighted on the YUI Compressor site.  At the time of writing that article YUI Compressor was king of the hill, and for the most…

Linus: "Microsoft Hatred Is a Disease"

I am not going to comment too much on Linus Torvald's comments in this Linux Magazine article, because I feel they are very transparent and they mirror my own. I'm a big believer in "technology over politics". I don't care who it comes from, as long as there are solid…

Windows 7 Blame Feature

Over this past weekend I installed Windows 7 (64-bit), and I have to say that it is a great upgrade from Windows Vista that nobody should be disappointed with. Even as a release candidate it is rock stable and has been able to cope and recover from many of the…