10. Resource Administration

SOCIETY CONSIDERS PARANOIA TO BE A bad trait but in the world of development, I have always found it to be a great asset. Walking home wondering if you thought of every angle, what if it’s running in large fonts, what if it’s running on Windows 2000, and so on might be bad for your blood pressure, but it’s great for the software. When I see new technology demonstrated, Captain Paranoia always jumps up onto my shoulder and mutters things like, “I bet it works only in demos,” “I bet it doesn’t scale well,” and “I bet it won’t work if I use custom resource managers.” Which brings us to the subject of managing resources. The Resource Editor in Visual Studio 2005 is a great step forward from the Resource Editor in Visual ...

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