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If you like to migrate your Web tier or the ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure, check my new posts Part I and Part II SQL Azure is the latest buzz around Cloud Computing and the ability to take relational database to the cloud as is, is something most would welcome compared to the earlier model of ACE (Authority, Container, Entity) that was there when SQL Azure was SSDS. Well, like others, I also got interested and wanted to explore the SQL Azure. SQL Azure is currently in CTP and offers token ...
The presentation for TopDNUG went pretty well. There were some good questions and back and forth. The room really seemed to come alive when in a matter of less than ten minutes I added UppercuT to two different Open Source projects (Reflexil and Quartz.NET) and had them off of the ground and building. Full builds, too. With versioning, compiling, unit testing, packaging, etc. I also unveiled the new logo for UppercuT: Here is the slide deck: UppercuT Presentation (may need to be renamed to .pptx) ...
Well, for a long time I have been a big fan of open source software, and although I'm not specifically a .NET developer, it's my main focus, as everything I do work related is .NET. I've known about The Mono Project for a while, and I typically run Ubuntu as my OS of choice, with XP running in a VM for when I really need it. Well, I haven't booted up Ubuntu for a while, having been really busy doing work stuff, so today, I decided that it was time to take Ubuntu's Latest version, Jaunty Jackalope ...
As a freelance software developer, I am regularly asked in interviews if I am familiar with a certain technology or product like e.g. TFS, ASP.NET 2.0, WPF or Oracle 10g or whatever. This is of course only natural, since potential customers already have their company-internal development technology stacks set up or it goes about a pre-existing software project where all these decisions are made long before anyway. But as a freelancer, I must say that keeping up with all the latest technologies and ...
Yesterday, Microsoft announced the creation of the CodePlex foundation (CodePlex.org). It is different from the CodePlex.com platform, and it claims to be independent from its founder Microsoft. It's mission is to bridge the gap between commercial software development and Open Source software, "ultimately aiming to bring open source and commercial software developers together in a place where they can collaborate". The 10-minute SlideCast from their FAQ page may give a good first impression: Introducing ...
Since the beginning of July, I've been working on a java project. The language is very close to C#, although it has some minor irritating differences, like the lack good generic support, extension methods and closures. The big difference however is not in the language, the tools, the libraries or the utilities. One of the big differences I've seen is the community. I've been on many projects that have worked exclusively with Microsoft tools, libraries and (god forbid) examples. When the subject is ...
NHibernate's EnumStringType is a custom user type to realize an arbitrary mapping between an enum in your domain code and a related set of strings in your database. While playing around with it, I stumbled over some strange behaviour that turned out to be a bug in NH's codebase. It took me two days to finally nail down the problem. This post is mainly intended to be a short recap of my findings. Hopefully I can prevent some other poor developer souls to get stuck with the same problem, providing ...
Microsoft Interoperability team announced an release of the new project which is the bridge between PHP and.NET and erases bounds of technologies even more. This project allows developers on PHP even more easier to access and use all power of .NET services which based on ADO.NET Data Services. From the point of view of working out the scheme looks classically enough. By working out it is necessary to use utility PHPDataSvcUtil which is in PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services. This utility will generate ...
Ever met a geek with an AOL email account? Probably not. Ever wanted to migrate someone you know from AOL to Gmail? Your wife or Mom maybe, so you could share docs, calendars and stuff?? Well here is the easiest method, assuming of course that you have MS Outlook. 1. Fire up Outlook, you don't need to create an email account, creating a profile without email support works just fine. 2. Goto https://www.forge.funambol.... and download the AOL sync at the bottom of the page. 3. Run the program, ...
ASP.Net does not provide a rich text box control in its set of web controls. So, if you need to place a rich text box on your SharePoint page you'll have to use a commercial, free or open source text box control (and there are plenty out there). However if you don't want to introduce another dependency, in the form of an external control, you can use SharePoint's built-in rich text box. If you're creating a page layout that binds to a content types field then its straight forward and you can use ...
I know it is not little time .. 2yrs since from my last post. I was really stuck with my work and almost lost interest in everything other than coding. Just realized that my blog is still alive and I am not using it. I will try to update it from now onwards in a daily basis. So what I was really doing in these 2yrs .. below are they, At least writing code for 18hrs daily, yes, mostly in .NET Happen to read lots and lots of books, yes, DDD is one of them .. you know I am now enlightened At least went ...
Visual WebGui Professional Studio version 6.3.9 was released. This version includes several new features & enhancements of previous studio versions as well as some fixes. For example, the new 6.3.9 version includes a simple and convenient way to specify what runtime version of Silverlight that the Visual WebGui application should support. 6.3.9 versions of the open source Visual WebGui Community SDK & Express Studio are expected to be available for download on the Visual WebGui website by ...
When we develop our silverlight widget the sample page that we use normally is a nice servier side control called asp:Silverlight, that’s quite nice if you use ASP .net 3.5 SP1, but… what if your widget has to run on ASP .net 2.0, or PHP, or a plain HTML page… Well… the first thing to note down is just that asp:Silverlight control is a nice server side control that is translated into HTML, no more no less. You can as well define directly an OBJECT tag and instantiate the control. What are the main ...
Registration for PDC 2009 is now open. If you register by September 15th you can save a hundred bucks. Or you could get there my way: win a contest (hey, I’m a poor developer). As I mentioned in a previous article, INETA has a component contest that prizes a trip to PDC. But, it’s not the only one: Microsoft has announced the Code7 Contest - Code the Power of 7. It pays out great prizes, but you have to take advantage of the technologies built into Windows 7 like Libraries, Touch, Shell Integration, ...
ual WebGui is evolving and as we go new opportunities present themselves. As you all know we have been working hard on maturing Visual WebGui rich web offerings along with adding functionality that you, VWG community members have been asking for. This autumn we target to release 6.4 which promises to be the ultimate enterprise rich Internet application solution. We still have some mileage ahead of us on the road to turning VWG into standard de facto rich enterprise solution, but apparently we are ...
In this Issue: Ian T. Lackey, Brad Abrams(2), Naughton(2, 3), Sergey Barskly, René Schulte, Jobi Joy, and Jafar Husain(2). Shoutout: Funny, I was a couple days away from writing Jeff Paries asking if he was ok and yesterday he popped up: We now return to our regularly scheduled program…. ... he's been updating his book... and that's great news! If you read blogs like I do sometimes, you may miss some of the goodness on Jesse Liberty's blog yesterday/today... He is turning up the heat on the new Open ...
When I searched for a job as C++ developer after finishing my studies, the job offer was many times like this: “You search for a C++ developer who master MFC, ATL, COM, and Database…” its sound like “You search for a C++ Guru”. At this time I thought that’s normal and I must master all these skills, but after many years as C++ developer I knew that this kind of offers can indicate a high coupling of the project with external frameworks. Using frameworks accelerate the development it can be used for ...
When I recently started looking through a certain project’s tests, I was struck by how difficult it was for me to read and understand. The tests were laid out haphazardly, and the code contained enough logic to make me wonder if it would be easier to analyze the functional code. Tests don’t do anyone good if they require that much analysis. In contrast, one of my favorite open source projects contains tests that allow me to learn the functionality of the system without looking at any functional code. ...
Topeka DNUG is free for anyone to attend! Mark your calendars now! Speaker Dru Sellers is the Solution Architect for Federal Home Loan Bank in Topeka, KS. He has been programming professionally for over 8 years and spends most of his time in C# and VB.Net, Castle, and junk punches people who 'touch' his database. Topic Object Oriented Databases and other non-relational options Are you tired of writing SQL to maintain your databases? Are you using an object relational mapper and sick of the mapping? ...
College is opening tommorow and I am thinking what i have done in past 1 and half months of vacations. The only thing i can remember is bluz,my open source project. Where is that p2p thing i decided earlier? All the research papers about skype,overlay networks ,guntella etc are lying there on disk as it is.i have read them only once.I have read not understood.. The positive side of vacations is: 1)I learned a lot about WPF,Blend etc. 2) I am participating in win7 contest based on above experience. ...
In this post, I will explain how to migrate a blog running on Word Press (Self Hosted) to BlogEngine. But before I start let me say, that Word Press simply rocks. The reason why I plan to switch my blog is customization. Since I am a dotnet geek, I really have no great idea of what I can make out of Word Press using PHP and when it comes to Blogging in .net, I guess I made a very right decision to use BlogEngine. It is open source and included all the necessary blogging utilities. The main thing ...
I recently had to configure Forms Based Authentication for our website (in my case SharePoint, but the same would apply to a plain ASP.NET website) and I wanted to configure it to use Active Directory for the account storage. Our website is going to be accessed at the corporate office, using Windows Integrated Authentication and we’ve set up a separate website pointing to the same content for our extranet users. Both corporate and extranet accounts are going to be stored in AD. Just for review, FBA ...
After a year of answering questions at the WebParts and Personalization forum section, I consider the following items below as “frequently asked questions”. I decided to write this so that I can point them to this post whenever I find a question that can be found here. The following are the list of items that I consider as FAQ: 1. How to Get Started with ASP.NET WebParts? ASP.NET Web Parts Overview ASP.NET WebPart Controls Implementing ASP.NET WebParts with Different Authentication modes Video: Utilizing ...
When my “desire bomb” to become a better programmer finally started ticking I was also reading the book Q.B.Q. The basic premise of the book is changing how you look at situations and how to ask the right questions to solve the problem. My situation was that I wanted to become a “cracker jack” developer but had a load of excuses why I couldn’t learn the tools I needed. “I don’t have time to write good code” *tick, tick, tick* or “Even if I write something well, the customer will change their mind ...
The forth episode of Geeks on a role focuses on gateways and how to use them when creating web & cloud applications with Visual WebGui. Geeks on a role is an online show for the Visual WebGui open source developers community. You can watch episode 4 here and previous episodes on the geeks on a role homepage ...
Hello All, Recently I am engaged in an Integration project in which I have to Integrate BizTalk Server 2006 R2 with EMC Solutions product called Smarts Software. This Smarts Software exposes a Java API and a Web Service interface. Initially knowing that it exposes a Web Service I felt relief and it would make my life easy but then talking with the Smarts Software people they told us that the Web Service Interface is very naïve and it does not have all the functionality we need for the Integration. ...
Few weeks ego we went to an exhibition in one of Kraków’s malls to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of robotics. Besides some nice exhibits there was also a place where kids could try to build a robot from Lego Mindstorms NXT and Fishertechnik sets. We spent few hours there with my older son Jas and even managed to build a walking robot. It was fun for both of us so I started looking if we could continue playing with robots at home. Unfortunately most of the sets I found are pretty expensive (starting ...
Today marks the day when the Orlando DotNetNuke User group officially has 200 members. It was a year and half ago that I started this group with about 7 members who came and met on a Saturday morning to discuss issues relating to the best open source web portal, DotNetNuke. Will Strohl was there along with a co-worker. Will has been a great member and now great leader of the group. More recently, Will was in charge of putting together the Day of DotNetNuke held last month at the Microsoft Office ...
June 29, 2009 --- Introduction Good afternoon. My name is Andrew Brust. I am the Chief, New Technology at twentysix New York, a consultancy specializing in application development, business intelligence and other software technologies. I am also a native New Yorker and former technology professional with the City of New York. In the mid and late 1980s, I was a programmer for the Department of Parks and Recreation and later I was the Computer Systems Director at the Department of Cultural Affairs. ...
[UPDATED: July 1st. Show 5 is also now available in which Gary Short discusses technical det and the role of refactoring] [UPDATED: July 1st. Hoster is having some issues.Alternative download is available] This podcast accompanies the June 17th edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes a twenty minute interview with Sara Ford, the Program Manager of codeplex.com, Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. We discuss her famous Visual Studio Tips (for VS 2008 and VS 2005) , how people ...
I am 41. I started developing software when I was 12 using a Sinclair ZX80. That means I have been developing software for … 29 years!! (Do I get an award of some kind when I get to 30?). I also was a very good developer – but you will just have to take me word for that as I pretty much suck these days :-) The reason “I suck” is for the the last 5 years I have developed relatively little code. Instead I perfected my white boarding skills as a Solutions Architect and my Excel skills as a programme ...
Summary: In this post we will discuss the tooling that is at our disposal and also some of the benefits or not so beneficial features it brings to the table. Content Introduction Tooling Benefits of using it Introduction ASP.NET MVC is Microsoft's way of getting on the MVC wagon. It offers a lot more control over the application you're building, no more WebControls ( personally I never and hope to never have to use it ), pure XHTML as W3C would have you doing anyways. At this moment, and I suspect ...
Why take the exam when you’ve been using dot net for a billion years? There are a few reasons and the most important is being revealed to me as I’m studying… Reason 1:Growth (Getting out of the comfort zone) The day to day tasks of a professional programmer are equivalent to lounging on the couch with the clicker instead of hitting the gym: build this report, change this form, fix this bug, and if your building a greenfield application, the challenging bits of the application are usually only about ...
As the technical editor for the UK MSDN Flash I get surprisingly free rein to decide what content to place in it . I suspect one day they will notice – but I will enjoy it while it lasts. Every 3 months or so I do a special edition of the Flash, and this week I chose to go with “Open Source Frameworks and Libraries”. I have written before on Microsoft and Open Source and the rosy future I see ahead and I decided it was time (long overdue?) to give some of the great OSS for .NET developers wider visibility. ...
It has been exciting lately to work on a new project. Doxygen.NET is a wrapper for Doxygen’s documentation XML files. It allows you to access your documentation in a nice and flexible way. Imagine being able to access your documentation like this: Docs docs = new Docs(Server.MapPath("~/docs... (Class c in docs.GetNamespaceByName("Ra... { Label nameLabel = new Label(); Label descriptionLabel = new Label(); nameLabel.Text = c.Name; descriptionLabel.Text = c.Description; ...
Back in February we did our first special edition of the UK MSDN Flash focused on Free Software for developers (Which was our most popular edition for years!). The next special edition will be June 17th and the focus will be Open Source Software for developers with a bias (slight!) towards some of the great work on Codeplex and a heavy bias towards frameworks that you can include in your application or help you get the job done. The technical author will be Sara Ford (fingers X’d) who is the programme ...
The LiveMeeting Q&A session with ScottGu was, as usual, very exciting. As promised, here are some of the highlights from his answers. Microsoft’s Development Process In terms of the development process at Microsoft, Scott said that more projects will be developed with openness, transparency, more frequent releases, relying on customers’ feedback and with OSI open source licenses as in the case of ASP.NET MVC. Silverlight In regards to Silverlight 3 release date, it might be around the July 10th. ...
The following are the Lists of WYSIWYG Editor that you can pick: RadEditor (Telerik). AJAX-enabled. WebHtmlEditor (Infragistics). Cute Editor (CuteSoft) FreeTextBox (FreeTextBox.com). Free for basic edition. Source code available (for a price). Peter's Textboxes (Peter Blum). Suite of enhanced text box controls. UltimateEditor (Karamasoft) Asbru Web Content Editor (Asbru) ASP.Net XHTML WYSIWYG Editor (MoreNet) AspLib Component library (Astron Digital). Includes a WYSIWYG editor, among other things. ...
We have been working hard on version 2.0.0 of Ra-Ajax and it is now publicly available for download. This release marks very exciting events and changes. Probably not the least of which is the switch of license from LGPL to GPL. We have completely revamped the website design, to make it easy for visitors to find just what they need. We have a new infrastructure that will allow our existing users to get the most out of Ra-Ajax and new users to get up to speed quickly. Many changes and bug fixes were ...
Gizmox released today a new version of the Visual WebGui Platform for Rich .NET AJAX applications. Visual WebGui 6.3.7 is a further stabilization to the 6.3 pre-release version which adds support for wrapping of AJAX based controls into the Visual WebGui framework as well as support for additional languages. The platform is available in free open source and free trial (commercial Professional Studio) versions. All downloads are available for free here! This is the Change log for 6.3.7: Breaking Changes ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... In a recent project we had a requirement for a configurable cache, residing on a BizTalk host and storing responses from WCF services which the BizTalk app had brokered. Producing this as a generic cache adapter was the preferred option, but project timescales didn't allow for it – instead I've written the adapter as an open source component which is available on CodePlex: BizTalkCacheAdapter, and which we're now making use of in the project. It's ...
After publishing the article on CEP on the Microsoft platform a couple of days ago ( see http://geekswithblogs.net/c... I was reminded of an excellent presentation given by my good friends John Plummer and Jeff Johnson at the Microsoft Architect Insight conference in 2008. John and Jeff both work for Microsoft in the UK. They used NEsper (the .NET port of the open source Esper event processing engine) to demonstrate how CEP might be used ...
You read it correctly...TypeMock is giving out free licenses... well not to everyone, but hey... you can try. I'm posting this in hopes I get some licenses that I can hand out to readers... and that would be all of you :) I'll let you know how it goes :) Unit Testing ASP.NET? ASP.NET unit testing has never been this easy. Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET ...
DotNetNuke Co-Founder, Nik Kalyani, has added some new webinars to attend. The most popular is a demonstration of DotNetNuke. Here's the webinar information on that one: DotNetNuke is the leading open source solution for website content management and web application development on Microsoft ASP.NET. Nik will demonstrate how easy it is to create and maintain your website using DotNetNuke. He will discuss the flexible open framework and show how easy it is to add functionality to your website by adding ...
Typemock guys, the guys behind the only mocking framework that can apply mocking in complex environments like Microsoft SharePoint, are releasing a new Product,, ASP.NET Bundle. Here is what they’re saying about it: Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET Bundle is the ultimate ASP.NET unit testing solution, and offers both Typemock Isolator, a unit test tool and ...
The Visual WebGui open source community members are calling to join forces and share their web development knowledge and resources such as VWG frameworks. Each member's individual strength combined together to a whole will create something that has a greater power and will contribute everyone. Share with the Visual WebGui Community Anyone can help. Simply sharing eachother's common VWG frameworks / code libraries, no matter how incomplete - is good for the entire VWG Community. Even if you can provide ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... This was the title I settled on for the interactive session at Microsoft's Architect Insight Conference yesterday. We had a good turnout and some interesting discussions – thanks again to everyone who came along. The purpose of the session was to think about ESBs in terms of the value they provide to IT and to the business. The slide decks will be published on the AIC site, and this post adds some of the discussion points. Broadly we covered three ...
There are two current blogs on the DNN site that is worth looking at to stay current on DotNetNuke news. One is from Scott Willhite and it includes a good outline from a recent team meeting. This is worth reading if you are looking to win a prize at the upcoming Day Of DotNetNuke. For example, in my session, I may ask true or false, DotNetNuke is planning on having a skinning contest. Or, name one of the coolest new features in DNN version 5.1. I'll have something to give out for the correct answers. ...
If you do, then the call for speakers is open for the huge event called Day of DotNetNuke which is being held on Saturday, June 13 in Tampa, FL. You'll have until May 13th to submit your proposal. Here are some simple Day of DNN ground rules when thinking about and submitting your sessions: ALL sessions should related directly to and display ONLY DotNetNuke version 5 Choosing a session from the list below will increase your odds of being chosen Session ideas are very welcome Your abstract for the ...
Development related: Persistence ignorance in the Entity Framework discussed with reference to the EFPocoAdapter http://railsenvy.com/ Lots of Ruby and Rails stuff – and some good podcasts and video Scott Hanselman has listed his “must haves” on a machine rebuild. Always illuminating to see other techies “must have” lists EssWork 2.0 is a framework for software development integrated into VSTS. And its free. From Ivor Jacobson - who once cost me a lot of brandy on expenses :-) A video showing construction ...