This one is probably obvious to people more used to blogging, but I still thought this was pretty cool 🙂
Archive for September, 2006
windbg is a debugger for Windows. It can step through programs while they run, or be used to examine the dumps produced when Windows crashes or hangs (including when you get the infamous blue-screen-of-death).
And with a couple of simple commands, it can get you a long way towards figuring out the cause of the problem.
I’ve been having a bit of a play with Java 5 to see what is new, and I’m impressed. There’s lots of neat little things to give developers less to worry about. One of these is the introduction of in-built support for thread pooling.
In it, he discusses IBM’s views on patents and the patent system – highlighting “…the importance of patent quality…” and “…how the ability to share ideas stimulates innovation”.