Software that makes you go mmmmm

You know there are some days where you just find that everything you ever wanted to program has already been done by someone else. This is to be expected considering how many programmers there are in the world.

However there are certain developers around the world that take that step further and share their work with everyone else. Most people who know me know I am pretty big on open source and gnu linux (I can see Gary shaking his head in disgust).

Although my current line of work involves VB.NET programming there are still people out there making some damn good open source/free controls that I find myself using every day.

I thought I would give them a heads up and a tip of the hat on a job well done.

NetSpell A free open source control that does spell checking within any .Net Application (I have no idea where I would be without this control especially when it comes to the ESP)

Tim Dawsons .Net Controls quite possibly one of the best set of controls I have used and it sure makes your apps look pretty 😉

Today I came across a set of extensions called The Genghis Project, all I can say is wow what a great package. I spent about a week trying to achieve the same effect of most of these extensions and mine only half worked! You have to wonder why MS just doesn’t add these control features to windows forms.

Recently Aaron has been tinkering with Lucene for various reasons and I have to say this puppy is great. The more time I spend reading up on it and seeing it in action the more I want to get my hands dirty in it.

Anyways enough computer talk, Tivo is taping CSI for me and its time that I catch up on the 15 minutes I’ve just missed 🙂

11 thoughts on “Software that makes you go mmmmm”

  1. argh reading entry hurt eyes.. why why?? geek overload.. talk about dammit.. garage doors.. did you win btw? you just mentioned it was a battle nothing about being victorious..

  2. By the way – I thought I had mis-typed your URL and ended up at Amita’s site. Curse your colour scheme and the default web template you all seem to enjoy so much…

  3. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALREADY!

    The template has been brought back to its previous style, now everyone can stop nagging about the style and all the DBS blogs looking the same. jeeeeeez

  4. helo old body, how is things? its Omar from uni i found ur site through alex’s, what happened to a proper email contact, basic web service???
    it was nice to see ur smily face again, hope to hear from you soon
    Omar

  5. Hey Hey Omar,

    Good to hear from ya.

    I got your email this morning, I dont bother putting in an email address or email me section to avoid getting spammed the hell out of.

    I’ll get back to you via email 😉

  6. Hello brother,

    How do you feel about the plight of our race at this troubled time?

    I have fear for our people and hope you can shed some of your thoughts on our situation.

    I hope us Samoans will be ok.

    Love and regards,

    Habib Rashmahan Esq. (Samoan)

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