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It’s a little hard to believe that I haven’t posted a blog in over a month. Where have I been? Frankly, doing my job and trying to keep up with my personal life at the same time. I’ve been hesitant to include personal jabbering in my mostly technical blog. But, I want to express what is most important to me. I hope that most of you have similar priorities. At the beginning of the year, the church I attend lost it’s music director. While we were looking for a replacement, I filled in as temporary ......
About a year ago, I started to evaluate ASP.Net MVC, but decided to put it aside because it was still in heavy-duty development. With the official release a couple of weeks ago, I decided to check it out once again. MVC has a lot of things to offer, but there are a few critical things that we couldn’t overlook. We have a few web applications that all have quite a lot invested in server controls (both third-party and developed in-house). In ASP.Net WebForms, for something as simple as a GridView with ......
I attended the Houston TechFest today, and am now finding it difficult to sleep with all of the new knowledge and relationships filling my mind. I finally decided to get out of bed and put some of my thoughts in writing. The Fest was great. There are a few good reasons to attend an event like this. It's free. You get to meet new people with common interests. Employment opportunities are there if you are looking for them. You almost certainly learn something (if not many things). There are lot's of ......
A week ago I said I was going to start working on an article about PageMethods. Alas, I haven't even begun. Perhaps my resolution should be not to commit to anything extra until all that other stuff goes away. All kidding aside, what is that "other stuff" anyway? For me. it's my family; a wonderful wife and two adorable little girls. It's volunteer time at church. It's trying to stay in decent shape. It's getting paid enough with enough time to spare that I can keep my priorities straight. Oh, and ......
After seeing a couple of other posts about resolutions, I couldn't resist. The funny thing is, I got this on the second attempt. Tags: Humor, Community ......
First of all, I have no complaints. There are certainly people with more to worry about than me. For those who don't know, I live in Houston, and Hurricane Ike "passed" through Friday night. I am still without, power, but my boss has power now as of yesterday afternoon. In fact, I am at his house now and will probably be working from there for the next week or so. There is minor damage to my home. In fact the worst is the ruined food in my fridge. The power company said that it will likely take two ......
Introduction In all honesty, this review may be a bit premature. However, I wanted to record my thoughts and see if anyone listening shares them or has a difference of opinion. I've been evaluating the SlickEdit Tools and have come up with a few top picks. Also, I have identified some that make little difference to me. First of all, the Tools are segregated into two products: Editing Toolbox and Versioning Toolbox. I'll review them separately. Editing Toolbox Top Picks: Acronyms - This one is quite ......
Last week I started working on the build scripts for my new project. I've worked on build environments in the past, but I didn't really commit everything to memory. Thus, I have had to reinvent the wheel in some ways. So far I have established commit and nightly builds. Each build cleans up after the previous build, retrieves the latest source, compiles the application, and runs the tests under coverage. The tools of choice: CruiseControl.Net, Subversion, NUnit, NCover, and MSBuild. Originally, I ......