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Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 10:06 AM

Django vs ruby
Ruby looks to me like a hack. I'm not the only one with problems there :) http://tabo.aurealsys.com/a... The following is from his blog post : I decided to ignore Ruby for the moment and focus on Rails. What i noted: Very simple to install and set up new projects You create a database and it’s tables, and Rails will handle them Things get messy when you want to write SQL instead of using the framework to access the data ......

Posted On Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:33 AM

Modern web design time division
My friend Miel found this site from poisoned minds. They have a nice breakdow on how time is really spent when developing a website. Of course this is good for a laugh :) I think they do have a point with the pure css lay-out. I for one am a dropshadow fan because if I put 2 divs on top of each other they need to look like there is some distance between them. I like the depth af the whole idea. Up till now I haven't found a way to create a rectangle with rounded corners and a dropshadow (like in ......

Posted On Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:13 AM

Essential Tools for web development
Peter has a post giving an overview of some tools that are essential to him as a developer. http://jonesie.net.nz/Essen... I would say that I use most of them but not all and I would like to add a few to the list because i mainly do webdevelopment and that's a different story then winforms.Obviously I made the choice to go for The asp.net 2.0 atlas framework so I won't sum up any other ajax frameworks. That is reserved for a separate post. AJAX/Web development: Internet Explorer : Fiddler ......

Posted On Saturday, June 24, 2006 7:17 AM

Guard your knowledge or share it ??
I'd go for sharing thank you :) I've learnt a lot from other people's blogs etc. I try to give some of it back but am affraid i don't do so much exiting stuff :) Kathy Sierra has a much longer post about whether you should share or guard your knowledge. In my opinion there is only one thing to do with knowledge and that is to share whatever you have, maybe somebody else can put it to better use than you can :) http://headrush.typepad.com... ......

Posted On Sunday, June 11, 2006 7:38 PM

.NET User group meeting tonight
Tonight we had a user group meeting on XForms. First let me tell you that I think it is a big shame that we don't get Xforms capabilities in IE6 or in IE7.It would get rid of all the javascript hassle and hoops we have to go through to get the simplest things done. Anyway, I've been working with The asp.net 2.0 atlas framework a bit more now. And it is really cool just a shame that i can't use other libraries in conjunction. But I still have to explore the animation api maybe if i can do things that ......

Posted On Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:04 PM

Vista Beta 2 has to go :-(((
The company that hosts one of the servers that I use online is using OpenVPN as their vpn server. And there are no drivers available voor the enhanced security model of Windows vista. Yep let's call it enhanced security model instead of f***** security dialog boxes that pop up whenever you want to do something that is not an installed program on your pc.I am loving vista absolutely so I'm not uninstalling because I don't think it works. I just think that in my case it is too early to make the move ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 7:03 AM

Weird vista stuff
Apart from the fact that my bluetooth headset won't work with vista. I do have a few other things that keep my mind busy. I think it sucks I can't debug my asp.net apps when they are hosted on a UNC share. (this behavior was already present in XP) If you are like me then you rarely turn off your pc and have it do a lot of stuff for maintenance during the night. This would be nighthly spyware checking, nightly virus scanning and defragmenting on certain days of the month.Well if I leave my pc on during ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:12 AM

Vista : a first glance
I installed vista on my laptop yesterday. And the whole install is very hands-off and painless the price you pay is that it takes ages to complete. But it did install and upgrade my windows XP machine. After booting my new system twice I grabbed the phone and ordered 2GB of extra memory because before vista i was already pushing it so now it's just a necessity to get it. Vista works surprisingly well, it's a shame though that I still can't debug my asp.net applications when they are hosted on a network ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 6:51 PM

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