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Monthly Archives: February 2005

Free Agile demo in Austin – level 200

Rally Software Development Bringing Agile Roadshow to Austin  

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Run features in a separate AppDomain – level 300

Along with putting feature dlls in a separate directory with the shared assemblies they need, I like to run these features in an isolated AppDomain to contain memory usage as well as state.  When using Trace for logging, this is … Continue reading 

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Avoid the GAC, prefer XCOPY. Here’s why – level 300

I know I may get some comments saying that the GAC should be used for shared assemblies, but it’s so much easier to maintain XCOPY deployment with a consuming assembly in a directory by itself with the shared assemblies it … Continue reading 

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Update on XmlSerializerSectionHandler – level 200

Here is another update to the XmlSerializerSectionHandler that Craig Andera introduced.  The code below is essentially the same:     public class XmlSerializerSectionHandler : IConfigurationSectionHandler {           public object Create(object p_oParent, object p_oConfigContext, System.Xml.XmlNode p_oSection) {             … Continue reading 

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Use XHTML for your web applications, please! – level 100

I realize that a lot of web applications are targeted for IE, and it may be an intranet application.  Even so, it pays to put the line:<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”> Adding this will save you so … Continue reading 

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Reverse engineering a project from the binaries after losing the source code – level 300

I just did this today, and it actually didn’t take long.  I inherited a project, and the source code did not come with it.  It’s a side project, not at my company, but I originally thought that I might have … Continue reading 

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Eating at Rudy’s after a talk with Brad Abrams – level 000

Brad gave a great talk Friday at the Austin .Net User Group.  He covered the guts of Exceptions and Finalizers and the Dispose pattern.  Afterwards, we at at Rudy’s BBQ – the worst BBQ in Texas! (that’s the slogan).  Here’s … Continue reading 

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Stay away from job postings like this! – level 000

I came across this on a message board, and I just HAD to blog it: Requirements(.Net Developer position): *2 yrs exp programming in .NET. *Exp with C# and VB.NET required. *Experience with ActiveX DLL, EXE, and OCX programming required. *Experience … Continue reading 

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Watch out for this MSN IM virus – level 200

You need to read: http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.bropia.m.html If you get an IM message (even from someone you know) that reads something like this: LOOK! http://members.chello.nl/g.geurts1/handcuffs.XYZ. . . .  Don’t click on it.  If you do, you’ll need to clean it before rebooting … Continue reading 

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If your mind can’t keep up with your fingers – level 100

I learn things from Google.com every day, and today, I was typing very fast and typed Googel, and before my mind could process it, I had hit the CTRL + Enter keys.  I expected to have to retype it, but … Continue reading 

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