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Vinz' Blog (ProudMonkey) "Code, Beer and Music ~ my way of being a programmer" General
1,000,000 and counting Page views!
Wow! I just noticed that this blog reaches 1,000,000+ page views within 2 and a half years. I'd like to thank all readers and to the people out there who followed my blog. Stay tuned for more articles to come :)

Posted On Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:14 PM

Book Review: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
I had a review copy of Jose Luis Latorre Millas's Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook. This book was given to me by Packt Publishing few months ago but didn't got a chance during that time to give an insight about the book. While i am very much eager to sit down and read them, I was not able to do it right away because of the projects that I've been working on. It's been very busy and will always be. Thankfully, I did find some time few days ago to finally give this a read and publishing ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:41 AM

Want some interesting books? Check out Packt’s amazing Buy One, Get One Free offer
Wanted to buy interesting books about web development and other related technologies in good deals? Well you must hurry because Packt Publishing are launching an exciting campaign to coincide with the release of our 2000th title. During this offer Packt is giving its reader a chance to dive into their comprehensive catalog and Buy One, Get One Free across their entire range of eBooks. The campaign begins on 18th-Mar-2014 and will continue up until 26th-Mar-2014. Following are the benefits readers ......

Posted On Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:26 PM

Moderator at CodeASP.NET
Today, I was surprised to know that I have been selected as one of the moderators at the Code.ASP.Net community. I feel honored to be one of the moderation team. I know this is not an easy role but I will try my best to contribute more and help grow the community. I hope to be able to keep up the good work there for years to come. Technorati Tags: Community ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:04 PM

NDepend 5.0 has been Released!
Highlights of the final NDepend 5.0 release include:Support for Visual Studio 2013 RC while preserving compatibility with previous versions of the IDE, namely Visual Studio 2012, 2010 and 2008.New Dashboard Panel: NDepend now proposes a new Dashboard that shows at a glance the state of your code base and will soon become your entry point to many features.Trend Monitoring: More than 50 essential Trend Metric are now monitored and their evolutions can be displayed through Trend Charts.Focusing on Recent ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:54 PM

ProudMonkey Controls for ASP.NET 4.0 - Version 3
First of all I am so happy to know that many developers around the world uses my controls (~ it's really a big surprise to me. =} ). Thank you all and hope you'll continue to provide feedback or feature suggestions so that I can work on it on my free time. I've seen a lot of developers asking me via email, forums, blog comments, and private messages requesting how to use those controls in ASP.NET 4.0 with the latest release of AjaxControlToolkit. As you may know the previous dll of ProudMonkey controls ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:27 PM

A Monkey Talks about ASP.NET
Last week, I was interviewed by Zandra Nilocas from Microsoft Philippines. It was my first time experience to talk about something in front of the camera so it's not surprising that I looked like an idiot in that interview (you know swiveling my chair back and forth without noticing it). Anyway in the interview we talked about ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and Web Matrix in general and just to elaborate a bit of what we talked about and to clarify things out, I have decided to write this post... WebForms ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:50 PM

Analyze and Manage your Code with Visual NDepend
NDepend is an awesome tool by Patrick Smacchia (C# MVP) which the primary goal is to let you analyze your application and to get clear idea about cross dependencies between objects, level of association between them and to know the condition of your code easily. With NDepend you can get the summary of everything on what’s happening in your project at glance and provide a lot more cool features that would help you in analyzing your application. Here's a sample screen shot of the tool: Note that just ......

Posted On Monday, October 4, 2010 7:05 PM

Create, Build, Run,Test and Debug codes online with CodeRun Studio
Hajan posted a blog at and discovered an awesome tool that would let you Create, Build, Run, Test and Debug codes online. I find this tool very useful and handy because I can easily run and test codes without Visual Studio and without installing something in my computer. What is this awesome tool by the way? They called it CodeRun Studio - CodeRun is A free, cross-platform browser-based IDE designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:57 PM

Microsoft MVP Again for 2010
Just got an email from Microsoft stating that I have been re awarded as an ASP/ASP.NET Microsoft MVP for 2010!! I am very honored to receive the award the second time. Feels really great! =) Here's the email below: Dear Vincent Maverick Durano, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2010 12:52 AM

Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail
Microsoft just gave a sneak peek to the new Window Live Hotmail, representing the next generation in personal email. Practical innovations has been introduced to help people manage the clutter and regain control of their inboxes – efficiently and the new features will become available to customers world-wide from mid-2010. A quick overview of the key updates: Stay better organized Today’s inboxes are overflowing with mail that most people consider junk, even though it’s mail that’s legitimate. To ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:41 PM

Joined the 100,000 Recognition Points Club in the ASP.NET Forums

I am the fourth person who reached the 100,000 recognition points in the ASP.NET forums and I am really honored be one in the club. Feels great!

Posted On Monday, May 17, 2010 3:25 PM

Why double quotes does not work in inline databinding statement?
Over the ASP.Net forums where I frequently participate, a member asked the difference between using single quotes and double quotes in a databinding expression. So I thought of sharing the answer that I have provided on that thread as a reference to others. Here's the actual question of the user: I have always been wondering what can be the reason behind the following? <asp:GridView runat="server"> <Columns> <asp:TemplateField> <ItemTemplate> <asp:HiddenField runat="server" ......

Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:53 PM

Free Developer Training: Silverlight 4 Training Kit
Channel 9 is offering a free Silverlight 4 Training Kit. The training kit includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. The business applications course includes 8 modules with extensive hands on labs as well as accompanying videos that walk you through key aspects of building a business application with Silverlight. Key aspects in this course are working ......

Posted On Friday, March 19, 2010 5:42 PM

Pluralsight On-Demand Training library
Technorati Tags: General Pluralsight is an online .NET Training library which provides online training materials for .NET developers. Example trainings available on demand: · .NET 3.5 · Agile Team Practices · ASP.NET 3.5 · ASP.NET AJAX · ASP.NET MVC · BizTalk 2006 · BizTalk Server 2006 R2 · BizTalk Server 2009 · iPhone ASP.NET · LINQ · Managed Services Engine · Silverlight 3 · SharePoint Services · SQL Server 2008 · VSTS · WCF · Windows Server AppFabric, formerly "Dublin" · Windows Workflow · WPF ......

Posted On Friday, February 26, 2010 5:39 PM

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