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July 2006 Entries

Just recently, Microsoft opened up a new community development Web site named CodePlex to start and share development projects with others. It includes projects such as IronPython, which is the implementation of the Python programming language on .Net and the “Atlas“ Control Toolkit, which is a collection of web-client components built upon the ASP.NET “Atlas” Framework. Now Google is offering a site of their own named Google Code. I briefly looked through the CSharp section ......

This article provides a nice introduction to Test-Driven Development (TDD) and a fair assesment of its advantages and disadvantages: http://www.developer.com/de... It also included this nice little reference list of unit testing tools available for different programming languages: C++ cppUnit .Net csUnit C CUnit Borland Delphi DUnitDelphi JUnit extension for database projects DBUnit Java JUnit .Net library for database projects NDbUnit Oracle Unit Tester OUnit PHP PHPUnit Python ......

Course Abstract The Web is going through the second wave of its evolution and some people call it Web 2.0. Whether Web 2.0 is considered a hype or not, there are indeed a set of concrete technologies such as AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) that make the Web of today a lot more interactive, responsive, exciting and useful than it used to be. This workshop starts with a lecture and a hands-on lab in which the basic concept of AJAX and the core technologies - JavaScript, CSS, DOM, and XMLHttpRequest ......

Blinq is a tool for generating ASP.NET websites for displaying, creating, and manipulating data based on database schema. Just point Blinq at a SQL database and it will create a website with pages that display sorted and paged data, allow you to update or delete records, create new records, and follow relationships between tables in your database. You don't need to write SQL queries to use Blinq; LINQ will generate optimized queries for you that request just the data you want to show. Blinq uses ......

I am really looking forward to the future of this technology: http://www.nytimes.com/2006... (Bring your computer programs and files with you in a flash drive.) ......

There is a lot of people out there these days having fun finding holes in software. A great example is http://browserfun.blogspot.... which has promised to reveal a browser bug a day for the month of July. You can read a news article about it here. Another article you can read here cited Firefox, iTunes, & Skype as the three software applications with the most security vulnerabilities. The complete list was: 1. Firefox 1.0.72. Apple iTunes 6.02 & QuickTime 7.0.33. Skype 1.44. Adobe Acrobat ......