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So you want to read a string (say, from a file or just passed in as a variable) into a .NET class. Here's a quick example of how to do this. Let's start with our sample JSON: {"FirstName":"Joe","LastNam... So to keep this simple, let's say we want to populate a class with this data. our class: public class Person { private ......

So you want to determine if a folder or file exists with PowerShell? You can invoke the same scripting object you might remember from VB.... #set a var for the folder you are looking for $folderPath = 'C:\Temp\' #instantiate the FileSystemObject $objFSO = New-Object -ComObject Scripting.FileSystemObject #check to see if it is missing if($objFSO.FileExists($fold... ......

I gotta admit, I really like PowerShell. No, that's not accurate. I love PowerShell. I love PowerShell like babyback ribs love sauce. My relationships with PowerShell has bloomed from piqued interest to full blown infatuation. PowerShell fits the bill of what I look for with tools - not overly engineered, actually useful, lightweight and extensible. ......

Came across this article of Five Financial Rules for Geeks. I would have thought that many tech guys are also interested in finance, but now I realize that many are not.

This list if funny, but pretty accurate.

A quick note to Chad Johnson:

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but 'ocho cinco' doesn't mean 'eighty-five'. It means 'eight five'. Just thought I'd let you know.

Clang, clang clang! The warning bells are going off. I can report that Google has finally contacted me, although it's probably too late for us- we already are in negotiations with other vendors. but regardless, it seems I'm not alone in my thoughts about the potential stumbling of Google. Digg is announcing that they are breaking away from Google as ......

So a few days ago I was ranting about how Google might not be such a great company to invest in if their management is as bad as I think it might be. And now, we have more possible proof that Google is not exactly Fortune 500 material. Hey, I love tech companies, but just why is Google so lauded? Their search results are horrible, the app looks like ......

Update...it has now been 17 working days without any response from Google's business sales team. And that's working days.

I have to build a new mapping application and replace an existing one. We are looking at three possible options: MapQuest, Microsoft's Virtual Earth, and Google Maps. The first two companies were easy to contact and get pricing, but I never realized just how horrible Google's support is until I attempted to get actual commercial pricing numbers from ......

Some quick notes from Tech Ed 2007(Not a technical review in any way): 1. Free T-Shirts from the vendors and the Shirts for sale in the Tech Ed store are often way too small. It's no secret that attendees at Tech Ed are often - ahem - overweight. I'm not obese but I am tall and usually the shirts are useless. Also, the chairs in the sessions are too ......

I've come to the conclusion that I value programmers with some experience working for non-technical companies more than those who have only worked for technology companies. I've worked for both. I've worked as a consultant and as a full time employee, for software companies, dot-coms, insurance and manufacturing companies. And although tech companies ......

I ran into an AJAX problem this morning. I tried to make a callback using the same code I’ve used dozens of times, but the callback wouldn’t execute, giving me a message that ‘WebForm_DoCallback’ had not been initialized. After pounding my keyboard for far too long, I discovered that I had to place the javascript within <form> tags in order for ......

Oh, how we lament the lack of savvy users in the IT industry! Everyone who has been in IT for a while has a story about users, bad users, dumb users, arrogant users, users with bad smells, and users who sleep through meetings and drool on their keyboard. We’ve all heard about the user who used the CD tray as a cup holder and the call to tech support ......

"Never having been able to succeed in the world, they took revenge by speaking ill of it." -Voltaire I've got a new term for people who flock to sites like Digg, but don't really comment on the content of submitted stories or headlines. Instead, they comment on the post itself, complaining about duplicate submissions or wording. I call these people ......

Since the proliferation of client-server architecture, enterprise developers have generally learned to develop in a specific language for application code and another for database manipulation. Application code might be Java, C#, VB, C++, PHP and so on, but for databases it’s pretty much a flavor of SQL. I’ve written in three flavors of SQL: Oracle, ......

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