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January 2007 - Posts

31 January 2007
Feedburner MyBrand Service -- Brand Your Feedburner Feed
I've had a Feedburner account for a while now, but have been reluctant to throw the switch on my site's feeds over to it...while I may not have a huge circulation (and therefore no "brand" to adhere to), I'd like to keep what little recognition I do have in my feed address instead of the generic feedburner... Read More...
29 January 2007
Paint.Net 3.0 Released, And Other Stuff
Paint.Net 3.0 was released a couple of days ago, snag it while it's hot. It's good enough (for a non-professional designer) that I haven't found the need to install Photoshop on my rebuilt machine. In fact, I'm 100% Adobe free, meaning my machine is free of: Photoshop, Reader (replaced by Foxit ), and... Read More...
28 January 2007
Promotional Video For Windows 386
Please note that I am not to be held responsible for any snarfing related to the watching of this Windows 386 promo video from the early 80's. Absolutely terrifying. W-w-w-w-windows. Read More...
27 January 2007
A Little MySpace History 101
Let it be stated that for the record, I am not a MySpace fan...I do have an account, but it's mostly for entertainment type purposes. Yay, moving onwards. MySpace is kind of a neat study for web application developers (and .Net developers in particular seeing as the site is written in asp.net)...it's... Read More...
26 January 2007
ApplicationSettingsBase Event Issue -- Solution
In my last post about the apparent strangeness going on with the lack of a SettingsSaved event, I may have jumped the gun a little bit (who me? Never). Thommi left a comment asking why any of the classes needed to know if a configuration setting was persisted to disk, which wasn't the case so I probably... Read More...
26 January 2007
ApplicationSettingsBase.[Insert Event Name Here] Discrepancy
Microsoft has done a good job when it comes to event naming within the BCL by following a common naming pattern: the gerund form of the verb is used during the act of doing something (i.e. Form.Closing), whereas the past tense is used after the act has completed (ala Form.Closed). They've also done a... Read More...
23 January 2007
Creating Network Aware Applications -- System.Net.NetworkInformation
I was recently in the process of rolling my own library to be able to drop into an application to make it "network aware" i.e. the application can periodically check to make sure it still has a network connection...I've seen plenty of apps in the past that completely lock up if there is even the slightest... Read More...
21 January 2007
XSD To Relational Database Model Converter -- XSD2DB
A requirement in a small project I've been working on recently came up for mapping an XSD directly to an RDBMS schema on the fly (i.e. an incoming XML schema needs to be generated into an RDBMS schema structure at runtime...I won't get into specifics as to why), so I started searching for a way to to... Read More...
20 January 2007
Web Client Software Factory Released
Via Brad Abrams (via Microsoft.com ): Web development in the enterprise just got significantly easier! Our Patterns and Practices group just released their Web Client Software Factory which address many of the most common areas I hear corporate web developers talk about. I've learned quite a bit from... Read More...
19 January 2007
Ajax.Equals(Threading For Web Apps)
I recently heard a good analogy for what Ajax means for web applications: Ajax is to web applications what multithreading is for Windows based apps. By "heard" I mean it's something I came up with recently while trying to explain exactly what Ajax is to a non-programming friend of mine (understanding... Read More...
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