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Monthly Archives: October 2005

The Monday’s show comes to Austin – level -999

Carl Franklin and the crew are recording the Monday’s show.  There is a live audience (not shown) here at Dave & Buster’s.  They’re staying in town all weekend, so they’ll have some time to relax and catch up on sleep.  … Continue reading 

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Prepping for the Austin .Net Rocks roadshow – level 100

Tonight, 6PM on the University of Texas campus.  Here’s the official webpage: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/roadtrip/. The crew will be staying in Austin until Monday morning, so a recording of Monday’s has been added to the schedule.  We’ll record that at the party … Continue reading 

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EZWeb 2.0 released – ready for your ASP.NET 2.0 host – level 100

ASP.NET 2.0 is here, and so is my version of EZWeb to go along with it.  It makes it super easy to take advantage of master pages and themes with your own website without having to code it yourself.  Use … Continue reading 

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Visual Studio 2005 Pro install very trouble-free – level 100

I pulled down the VS 2005 bits from MSDN overnight, and installed today.  I had the Beta 2 bits on my machine along with VS 2003.  I uninstalled manually everything that Beta 2 put on my machine and ran the … Continue reading 

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How to solve the ever-common "Parser Error Message: Access is denied: ‘mydll’." – level 200

We’ve all been halted in ASP.NET development when we seemingly do a normal compile, and then our website won’t work.  It won’t even start up.  Here’s a rough error you may see:———————————————————————— Server Error in ‘/MyWebApp’ Application Configuration Error Description: An … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET Rendered Controls vs. Composite Controls – I prefer to avoid rendered controls – level 200

Here, I’ll present a simple example of the same control using the rendered method and the composite method.  For those new to custom web controls, a rendered control is a class inherited from “Control” or “WebControl” that overrides the “Render” … Continue reading 

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Mark Miller on .Net Rocks – brilliant – level 300

I truly enjoyed listening to Mark Miller on .Net Rocks.  I learned a great deal from that single show.  I’d recommend listening.

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Visual Studio Team System "unit?" testing, integration testing and DDT – Development-Driven Testing – level 200

Dr. Neil calls Microsoft out for their attempt to redefine Test-Driven Development to suite the product they have developed (Team System).  I personally thing VSTS will help a great number of teams define a process for their group.  Many development … Continue reading 

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I agree with James Shore about Continuous Integration, but I disagree about the value of Cruise Control – level 200

James Shore writes that “Continuous Integration is an Attitude, Not a Tool“.  I agree with first half of his post.  Continuous integration _is_ a shared understanding among team members that all commits accompany a full integration and commits happen very … Continue reading 

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Low disk space: Windows will stop working correctly – level 100

Here a little tip from experience:  If a server starts acting funny, check the disk space.  If you are almost out of space, Windows won’t be able to function correctly.  Symptoms of this may be slow time to remote desktop … Continue reading 

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