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Monthly Archives: July 2005

How to continue using NAnt with ASP.NET 2.0 – level 300

First, if you aren’t using NAnt for team builds in ASP.NET 1.1, shame on you.  Do that first.  When converting to Whidbey, you’ll notice that your website no longer compiles to a single assembly and that multiple assemblies are created … Continue reading 

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XHtml DocType or DTD – level 200

Especially as we move to ASP.NET 2.0, it’s important to use an XHtml DocType or DTD.  ASP.NET 2.0 server controls will render valid XHtml transitional markup, so that’s the most compelling Doctype, and that’s the one I prefer, but pick … Continue reading 

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How to ensure your web sites are valid Html (or XHtml) – level 300

I originally was going to label this post level 200, but given how few people know about Html standards, I’ve labeled it 300, but I don’t think this _should_ be an advanced topic. The first easy step is to try … Continue reading 

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Living in the most unwired city in the world (ok, Texas) – level 000

Intel has name Austin, TX the 3rd most unwired city in the U.S.  Whenever I am out and about and have a few hours to kill, I pop open my laptop and do some .Net work.  I always have projects … Continue reading 

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Objections to Agile development – level 300

Whether you love or hate Agile development methodologies, you need to read a whitepaper by Jim Highsmith entitled “Objections to Agile Development”.  Jim addresses objections that stakeholders make to Agile development.  The categories are: Buyer reality Bad or no design … Continue reading 

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How to develop an ASP.NET web project without IIS binding – level 200

If you’ve every shared an ASP.NET project or worked on one on multiple computer, you know what a pain it is to ensure that all computers have the same IIS virtual directory configured.  If you don’t, the project won’t open. … Continue reading 

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How to host your source code for distributed projects – level 000

Fabrice posted a great list of source control hosters.  I’m definitely going to give them a try.

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Steven Smith as RD – level 000

Congrats to Steven Smith, who has recently become a Microsoft Regional Director.  Steve is the second (that I know about) .Net community leader to have been deployed to Iraq.  He was deployed shortly after I returned from being in Iraq … Continue reading 

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AgileATX lunch meeting tomorrow (Austin, TX) – level 000

Food and agile development talk at the Central Market Cafe at Lamarand 38th (http://tinyurl.com/brxsz). Upstairs in the gallery.Tursday, July 21st, 11:30 AM This is a group local to Austin, TX, and while we happen to be more .Net focused, we’re … Continue reading 

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How to tag with Shadows.com – ASP.NET showcase

As I mentioned before, I’m at a new company, and I’m one of the .Net developers working on Shadows.com.  This is all ASP.NET with C#, and we’re doing a lot of cool things inside the site.  Shadows.com is centered around … Continue reading 

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