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Tatworth March 2011 Entries
APress Deal of the Day - 31/March/2011 - Pro ASP.NET Extensibility
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/ecomm... is Pro ASP.NET Extensibility Pro ASP.NET Extensibility gives readers an in–depth insight in the new language model within ASP.NET, going beyond the introductory treatment of the topic available elsewhere by providing lots of practical tips and tricks from an experienced developer ......

Posted On Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:57 PM

Style Cop 4.5.3.0 released

A new preview version of StyleCop has been released at http://stylecop.codeplex.com/

I have already updated several C# solutions in the light of it. I do suggest that you download and try it.

 

 

Posted On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:57 AM

Illustrated C# 2010 - ISBN 978-1-4302-3282-7 Conclusion

The subtitle to to this excellent book is "C# illustrated clearly, concisely and visually".  By using diagrams to make clear various points, the author has provided an excellent manual to C# 2010.

I recommend this book to all C# developers. It should be in every C# programming team's library. Whilst providing insights to experianced C# developers, it would also be a good book for someone to learn C# from.

I look forward to reading more books from this author.

Posted On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:50 AM

First Image from Messenger in Orbit

The Messenger Space Probe has returned its first image from orbit around Mercury. http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?gallery_id=2&image_id=432

Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:03 PM

Support Japanese Disaster Relief - the O'Reilly deal of the day
At http://oreilly.com/store/dd... there is a 50% off sale of e-books " *Free to Choose* Ebook & Video Deal of the Day – Save 50%" " Enter code DDJPN in the O'Reilly cart. $135,000 for disaster relief We hit $135,000 at 10:00 p.m. PT. We're hoping for $200K. Help us get there! O'Reilly, No Starch Press, and Tidbits will donate all revenues, less author royalties, from today's "Deal of the Day" sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Thanks to the Internet, we understand more deeply than ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:25 AM

Stylecop 4.5.0.3 released

Another preview release of StyleCop has been released at: http://stylecop.codeplex.com/releases/view/62209

I suggest that you sign up on the StyleCop home page at http://stylecop.codeplex.com/ for release notifications

 

Posted On Tuesday, March 22, 2011 10:31 PM

New SVN utilities

There are two new SVN packages for Windows:

If you are using SVN for source control these provide a freeware package for Visual Studio users.

Posted On Monday, March 21, 2011 8:50 AM

New version of CommonLogon posted
Version 0.1B of CommonLogon has been posted at http://commonlogon.codeplex... It has been updated in light of the latest edition of Style Cop CommonLogon is a mechanism for Extranet web sites to have a user logon process of the scope found for network logon but with extensions for the web such as the ability to restrict logons for a given account against IP Address. Common Logon Features Passwords stored as hash Password complexity rules Password aging Optional restriction of ......

Posted On Sunday, March 20, 2011 10:07 PM

New version of StyleCop released
4.5 Preview was released today. The download is at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... I recommend the use of Style Cop to all C# developers. I quote the download page: This release currently contains 89 bug fixes since the 4.4 RTW release and includes 4 new rules. SA1125 - UseShorthandForNullableTypes SA1411 - AttributeConstructorMustNot... SA1517 - CodeMustNotContainBlankLine... SA1518 - CodeMustNotContainBlankLine... ......

Posted On Sunday, March 20, 2011 8:25 PM

Another good free utility - HTTRACK

At http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html there is an excellent free utility from downloading any web site for viewing offline.

Posted On Sunday, March 20, 2011 8:18 PM

llustrated C# 2010 - ISBN 978-1-4302-3282-7 Further comments
I am now halfway through readign this books and I continue to be favourably impressed by it. It includes many of the new features of C# 4.0, including one that was new to me. This is a very good C# language manual and I have no hesitation in recommending it both to individuals and to C# development teams. It is good for those learning C# and for those with years of experiance of C#. You can buy a copy online at http://www.apress.com/book/... ......

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 9:27 PM

SQL Injection - some sense at last!
I see various articles that proclaim means to guard against SQL injection. As individual steps they are of use but since they were often proclaimed as "the solution" they were potentially misleading. At http://www.simple-talk.com/... there is an article entitled "SQL Injection: Defense in Depth" - this article argues what I have argued myself. Remember that however low-grade the information on your web site is, if your site is hacked, the public may ......

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 6:33 PM

IE9 officially released

IE9 has been officially released at last! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2011/03/14/ie9-release-globally-available-for-consumers-and-businesses.aspx

If you have to use IE, then use the latest if at all possible!

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 3:49 PM

More free books from Microsoft!

There is a list of free books from Microsoft at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/education/archive/2011/03/11/something-for-the-weekend-free-ebooks-from-microsoft-press.aspx

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 3:29 PM

Another good free utility - Campwood Software Source Monitor
The Campwoood Source Monitor at http://www.campwoodsw.com/s... says in its introduction "The freeware program SourceMonitor lets you see inside your software source code to find out how much code you have and to identify the relative complexity of your modules. For example, you can use SourceMonitor to identify the code that is most likely to contain defects and thus warrants formal review. SourceMonitor, written in C++, runs through your code at high speed, typically at least 10,000 ......

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 3:25 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 18/Mar/2011 - Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software
Today's $10 Deal of the day offer from Apress at http://www.apress.com/info/... is "Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software Business Intelligence (BI) software allows you to view different components of a business using a single visual platform, which makes comprehending mountains of data easier. This book shows BI concepts put into action using Silverlight 4." It was previously on on Feb/11 ......

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 2:28 PM

Test your IPv6 readiness

Even if you are not yet on IPv6, you should check your readiness for it by going to http://test-ipv6.com/

 

Posted On Friday, March 18, 2011 1:06 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 17/March/2011
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Posted On Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:47 AM

Messenger has Mercury in sight!

The Messenger space probe to Mercury now has mercury in sight http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/whereis/index.php

It is due to go into orbit in a few hours!

Posted On Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:40 AM

Free Access to Resharper Training
There is free access to ReSharper training at http://www.pluralsight-trai... Starting Tuesday, March 15, 16:00 GMT, Pluralsight provides 48 hours of free access to the full ReSharper course. If you're interested to know what ReSharper can bring to the table for .NET developers, now is just the right time to enjoy this limited-time free access opportunity, with no registration required ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:07 AM

Apress Deal of the Day - 15/March/2011
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Posted On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:18 AM

Apress Deal of the Day - 14/Mar/2011
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Posted On Monday, March 14, 2011 9:36 AM

CommonFilter and CommonData solutions on CodePlex updated
The CommonFilter and CommonData solutions on Codeplex have been updated post VS2010 SP1. The respective URLs are: http://commondata.codeplex.... http://commonfilter.codeple... CommonFilter is a cut-down version of CommonData containing just the filter functions. Common Data contains a vast number of useful functions for building ASP.NET web sites including: Lightweight reporting to a custome event log Filter functions for common types of data input ......

Posted On Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:39 PM

PlanetQuest solution update
The planet quest solution has been updated post VS2010 SP1 installation to have a simple WinForm to display the latest extra-solar planet reported at http://planetquest.jpl.nasa... The WIN form will display the latest planet reported on the NASA site. The application can be minimised. When it picks up a new planet it return to the normal window state and display the details of the newly discovered planet. The source is available at http://planetquest.codeplex... ......

Posted On Sunday, March 13, 2011 8:32 AM

XHTML fix solution republished
As a post VS2010 SP1 installation activity, I am recompiling all my open source projects. The first is XHTMLFIX at http://xhtmlfix.codeplex.com/ This LGPL project has simple fixes to ASP.NET 2.0/4.0 to achieve XHTML compliance as measured by the W3C tests at http://validator.w3.org/ The XHTML project shows as untrue the commonly held belief that MVP or MVC are necessary for producing XHTML compliant web pages. Incidentally the other supposed advantage of MVP and MVC over web forms of easier testing ......

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:55 PM

VS2010 SP1 Installed NAD! (and another useful utility)
I have installed VS2010 SP1 on my home development PC and No Abnormalities were detected. I downloaded the ISO image of the service pack and mounted it using Virtual Clone Drive - download page at http://www.slysoft.com/en/v... It is unwise to install VS2010 like this and instead you need to copy all the file to a temporary directory on your hard disk, however it worked with the service pack image mounted as a virtual DVD! So far I have sucessfully recompiled 2 solutions - more ......

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:39 PM

VS2010 SP1 is now available
VS2010 SP1 is now available see: http://www.microsoft.com/do... http://weblogs.asp.net/jgal... Please note the warning: "Note: Do not install this service pack if you have downloaded and installed the stand-alone ‘Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 (Windows SDK v7.1)’ and you are using the x64 or IA64 compilers that were included ......

Posted On Friday, March 11, 2011 2:01 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 10/Mar/2011 - Beginning Microsoft Word 2010
Today's $10 deal at http://www.apress.com/info/... is Beginning Microsoft Word 2010 This has been on before, I bought a copy and have found it useful. Beginning Microsoft Word 2010 Beginning Word 2010 is a visually stimulating introductory guide that teaches the complete Word newbie (as well as slightly experienced yet equally baffled users) what they need to know to write that thesis or proposal tonight ......

Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:33 PM

A tale of two useful utilities
This time I want to introduce you to two utilities that both have a tail! The first is the BeaverTail ADSI browser at http://adsi.mvps.org/adsi/C... This is a useful utility for doing active directory queries. This is free for both personal and commercial use. The souece code is also available. The second is a windows equivalent to the unit tail command to allow easy reading of flat file logs. This is free for personal use but must be registered for commercial use. Download it ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:01 PM

New versions of Firefox, Fiddler and SVN
There are new versions of Fiddler and Tortoise SVN at: http://www.fiddlertool.com/... http://tortoisesvn.net/down... Fiddler is an excellent tool for montoring web service traffic. It also will capture traffic to and from your browser. Firefox needs no introduction from me, just be sure to go in firefox, Help, Check for Updates and make sure you have the latest. Since various browser exploits are about to be publicly discussed, there has been a recent flurry of browser updates, ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:54 AM

The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown Site

At http://ie6countdown.com/ there is a site that is counting the usage of IE6

I like the "Friends don’t let friends use Internet Explorer 6. And neither should acquaintances. Educate others about moving off of Internet Explorer 6."

Two countries (Norway and Finland) are already below 1%.

Posted On Monday, March 7, 2011 6:30 PM

Code to access PlanetQuest released

I have released my code to access Planet Quest as part of the Common Data project at http://commondata.codeplex.com/releases/view/62102

 

Posted On Sunday, March 6, 2011 8:56 PM

PlanetQuest and the start of a new project!
At the Planet Quest http://planetquest.jpl.nasa... web site there is an interesting page on the number of planets detected around other stars. There is a link to a page at http://planetquest.jpl.nasa... for an applet to poll for this information. I downloaded the applet but had no wish to install it. Instead I viewed it in Notepad++ and found that it contacted http://planetquest.jpl.nasa... to get data on the latest discovery. I have amedned the CommonData ......

Posted On Sunday, March 6, 2011 6:43 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 5Mar/2011 - Crafting Digital Media: Audacity, Blender, Drupal, GIMP, Scribus, and other Open Source Tools
Today's Apress $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/info/... has been on before. I have a copy and it is useful read on open source applications for Windows. Crafting Digital Media: Audacity, Blender, Drupal, GIMP, Scribus, and other Open Source Tools Open source software, also known as free software, now offers a creative platform with world-class programs. Crafting Digital Media is your foundation course in photographic manipulation, illustration, animation, making music, video editing, ......

Posted On Sunday, March 6, 2011 2:11 PM

Windows API code pack and Vista Bridge
Recently I had a problem with opening a common dialog from a WPF appication. I ended up doing in from WinForms application instead. I wish I had known then about the Windows API code pack and Vista Bridge. They are free downloads from: http://archive.msdn.microso... http://archive.msdn.microso... ......

Posted On Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:33 PM

12 days to go for Messenger!
In just over twelve days from now, the Messenger space probe will go into orbit around our innermost planet, Mercury. See http://messenger.jhuapl.edu... for latest mission timings. After 2405 days in space and 15+ circuits of the sun (see http://messenger.jhuapl.edu... it about to go into orbit around Mercury. It has flown by Earth, Venus and Mercury in order to change velocity sufficiently to be able to go into orbit without requiring a massive amount of propellant ......

Posted On Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:23 PM

Illustrated C# 2010 - ISBN 978-1-4302-3282-7 Further comments

I am now at the half-way point of this very interesting book. I am very impressed by the clear explanations and diagrams to explain verious points. This is an excellent book for understanding C#.

I recommend this book both to programming teams for their library and to developers using C#.

Posted On Friday, March 4, 2011 3:36 PM

Apress Deal of the Day - 1/Mar/2011 - Pro ODP.NET for Oracle Database 11g
Today's $10 Deal of the Day at http://www.apress.com/info/... is useful guide for Dot Net developers working against an Oracle back-end database Pro ODP.NET for Oracle Database 11g This book is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide for using the Oracle Data Provider (ODP) version 11g on the .NET Framework ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2011 5:39 PM

Please do not spam me!

I have just deleted 3 non-programming related items. I regard anything as spam that contains a URL that is non-IT related.

Posted On Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:51 PM

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