SIF (Service Integration Framework) on github

Hi Community, Please find here https://github.com/angelhernandezm/SIF-Service-Integration-Framework the source code for SIF. SIF was a project I started working on to overcome some of the limitations and issues found in CCF, CCA and USD. One of the design principles was to have less dependencies in assemblies that are required to be distributed along with the solution, […]

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Whatis Utility for Windows

Hi Community, I’ve just come back to the office after rolling off from an engagement, so this week while being back to the bench I’ve been practicing  and studying some Qt for my upcoming certification, doing a few things around Raspberry Pi + Kinect + OpenKinect on Raspbian but at the same time I also […]

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MetaFS (Metadata File System for Windows)

FileSystems are the storage backbone for any computer system, in Today’s operating systems most of them provide a common functionality set like journaling, security and metadata among others. In my humble opinion, metadata is one of the most important ones, reason being is that they can tell users about the contents of the file without […]

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Building Native Windows Applications with CLION, GCC and CygWin

As a software developer and architect, I’m always looking at options for my customers whether they’re around technologies, tools, hosting, security and tenancy model (being the last three mandatory in a “cloudy” world) among some other factors and considerations. To me crafting software it’s more than cracking code and ensure it compiles, it’s more about […]

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Pass information to .NET control from Native Code with Visual C++

As a follow up to this post on interoperability between .NET and native code, this post describes how we can host a .NET user control from an ActiveX control, but more importantly set properties that drive or change the behaviour of the .NET user control. First of all, we need to define an interface with […]

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Easy and convenient way to convert Wide Characters to Multibyte with modern C++

One  of the most common tasks we developers have to do comes in the form of data conversion. A good example would be converting  void* (equivalent of Object in .NET) to a specific pointer of a different class through reinterpret_cast, this is however one example. Today’s post is about converting strings as Wide Characters to […]

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Some tools that every Visual C++ / .NET developer should have in their toolbox

Hi Community, This post is about some of the tools I use when building stuff or diagnosing misbehaving applications, so I thought it’d come handy to have them, or learn about them [in case you don’t know them] Process Explorer Process Monitor DebugView Autoruns WinDBG PerfView DebugDiag Network Monitor 3.4 [archive] Fiddler Message Analyzer Spy++ […]

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Native Windows Service Example

Hi Community, This blog post describes and explains the steps required to build a native Windows Service. One of the projects I’m currently working on is about a metadata filesystem for Windows (Similar to what WinFS was supposed to be but different in many aspects, mainly because users will have a greater level of customization […]

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Interoperability between Java World and Microsoft World by implementing a MSMQ Bridge in Visual C++

  Hi Community, As Developers, consultants or architects we always have to face challenges when it comes to integrating to existing systems. This is a bit harder when technologies aren’t from the same vendor. This blog post describes an IPC mechanism I had to implement for an integration project that comprised Microsoft technologies and Java. […]

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Building a Visual Studio Add-In To Leverage WinDBG and SOS

  Hi Community, I am currently building an Visual Studio add-in to leverage SOS and make it more user friendly, thus I have called it Visual SOS. On this blog post I will describe the main debugging interfaces that are required as well as an artefact called SOS Wrapper which encapsulates the functionality as a […]

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