Windows IE exploit found after source code leak

I must admit this happened much quicker than I thought it would :- see these articles on the Register and Security tracker – apparently an exploit for a buffer overrun problem in IE *5* has already been released – supposedly discovered by reading the leaked windows source code.

I’m curious as to whether this source code leak will be a “good thing” for windows in the long run, or will end up highlighting so many possible areas for exploits in Windows that MS gets an impossibly hard time…

Performance of C# vs VB.NET

Someone asked me a few days ago whether there were any major differences between C# and VB.NET performance, and my immediate reaction was “certainly not!”…. until I just came across this article on In it, the author points out that for the number of program he tried, the C# version consistently generated fewer lines of IL code than its VB.NET partner.

Does anyone have any insight into this?

Yet another blog

I find it incredible just how many great developer blogs are around now. I can’t hope that this blog will be anywhere as interesting as the rest, but this one’s *mine* ;,,)

So, welcome to my blog! I suppose a short introduction is in order….

I’m currently in my 2nd year of a Computer Science degree. Although force-fed an awful lot of Java * in the course, I tend to eat and speak .NET whenever I get the chance! In my spare time, I run Developer Fusion , which has a collection of .NET and VB articles written by a wide range of authors, and a few of my own. Microsoft have also been kind enough to let me review various products like VS.NET/Windows XP, plus invited me to the Office 2003 launch in London last year. Oh, and I’ve also been involved in writing WebZinc .NET.

And that’s about it for now….. Hope you all stick around, and feel free to drop me a line.

* Actually, I have to admit… Java isn’t *that* bad 😉