WiX Working Group video of the week, dance assassins.

I'm off to London and Ireland for the remainder of this week and all of next. Last time I was in London was right after graduating university. I did a four week back packing trip of Europe. London was port of entry and exit. The first half of this video is hilarious and the second half reminded me of the street performers in London.

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WiX Working Group video of the week, bus factor demonstrated.

Usually when something's bus factor is mentioned, it's the beginning of a funny story or joke. Otherwise, it's just way too serious to joke about. Don't believe me? Just ask Sergio Ramos about the King's Cup.

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A case study for .wixlibs.

The Visual Studio setup is composed of over 30,000 source files that get compiled into over 250 MSI files. Needless to say it is a large code base. The problem is that a lot of the code was machine generated and is now very difficult to maintain. A few months ago, I started a large scale restructuring effort to improve the code and build process. I thought I'd share one of the key aspects in my restructuring effort.

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WiX Working Group video of the week, unicode.

Do you remember the days of programming for Windows 9x and Windows NT? Remember all the _T() littering your strings? Back then I remember dreaming of the day when all programs were written for Windows 2000 or better. Why? Because those operating systems all ran Unicode. Tonight's video is an amazing homage to the enormity that is Unicode.

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