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jquery ui dialog: Part 1 – The Default Dialog
This series is going to document increasingly complex usages of the jQuery UI Dialog widget. This first part of the series will demonstrate how to display the default dialog. Other series members: jQuery UI Dialog: Part 2 – The Modal Dialog The jQuery UI Dialog is a powerful client-side dialog control. It is bundled as part of the jQuery UI suite and as such it is available on the Google CDN. Some of its more interesting features are: Modal / non-modal dialogs Support for resizing and dragging Support ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:52 PM

Development Journal
Maybe you are like me and regularly work on multiple projects. If not, please send me a cheque for the $0.00001 worth of bandwidth you have wasted. Sometimes a week or two can pass between looking at a project and I find when I go back to it I lose a couple of hours just trying to work out where I was up to. To solve this problem I have started a development journal for my more neglected projects. At the end of every coding session I record a few key pieces of information to help orientate me the ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:06 PM

An emerging business model for development tool micro isvs
The traditional, Paul Graham style of technology start-up is: Someone has an idea They try to validate their idea The idea is implemented The idea is communicated to the market While the importance of step 2 has always been emphasized the weakness of the above remains that the product may not gain significant visibility to the market. The products never reach critical mass and so they fade gradually into obscurity. Recently I have noticed a new model emerging that promises far less risk at the tail ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:03 PM

Thoughts on webaii functional / web testing framework
WebAii is a proprietary, but free, functional testing framework from ArtOFTest. It has become more visible since telerik started bundling it with their ASP.NET AJAX UI Controls framework...

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Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:20 PM

Why Team Foundation Server did not work for us
Between 2nd October and 18th October my current team was using Team Foundation Server for source control and integration. On Sunday I merged the changes from TFS back into our old subversion repository, effectively throwing away the two weeks of work that one of the guys spent setting up TFS. Why did we make this decision and what did we learn?

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Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 8:01 PM

Executable Specifications in .NET
Executable specifications are the holy grail of software development. The idea is to specify the behaviour of a system in some structured way that can be automatically verified. It is something that I am interested in so I have been keeping an eye on the options that are available for .NET...

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Posted On Friday, October 16, 2009 5:27 PM

twitter is the new seek / monster / careerbuilder / jobsite
There has always been an employment back-channel. Maybe there was a time when people would pick up the phone when they needed to fill or find a job. More recently people might have sent an IM in that situation. But now it seems that twitter is the medium on which employment transactions occur...

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Posted On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 4:02 AM

Nullable properties with Fluent nhibernate automapping
If you are using fluent nhibernate then mapping nullable columns is easy – just call the .Nullable() method for the property mapping’...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:02 PM

asp.net mvc: Why doesn’t Id get bound?
From time to time I find that I have properties on my action parameter that don’t get bound. Most commonly for me this occurs when the action parameter type as a property called ‘Id’...

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Posted On Monday, October 12, 2009 7:47 PM

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