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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Vista can’t run VS.NET 2003

I'm going to jump on the "I'm outraged" bandwagon and blog my disappointment, yet again, with the VS.NET team. It's official, you won't be able to use VS.NET 2002 or 2003 with Vista and VS.NET 2005 with SP1 will work … Continue reading 

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Funny – Newsgroup post about OutOfMemoryException

This just got posted to the ASP.NET newsgroup: I'm getting an OutOfMemoryException when I initialize a byte array inC# like this: Byte[] test = new Byte[420000000];   Atleast he/she figured out what line was the likely culprit.

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ASP.NET 2.0 Project Model – Continues to be a thorn in my side

I know this has been talked about to death, but the introduction of the not-so-new project model in ASP.NET 2.0 as the default (and only (at the time)) model continues to be a pain in my ass. I always start … Continue reading 

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07, 08, 09, XX – Years of the .NET Programmer

Since it's very beginning, .NET has been a dominate player in the market place.  Within a couple years, Microsoft was able to leverage it's unique position and assert .NET as a power house. For many of us it's lead to … Continue reading 

Posted in Short Outbursts | 4 Comments

TDD Lesson 5 – UI and Database Unit Testing

We unit test because we think we get more out of it than we put into it. The upfront cost in time, which is paid for in money by our employers and clients, is paid back by easier maintenance and … Continue reading 

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macromedia / adobe’s development center REALLY sucks (again)

If you, or someone you know, has any influence whatsoever on Adobe, please exercise it and let them know their "Developer Center" sucks. I've blogged about this before, but I've come across even worse examples lately I went to the … Continue reading 

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Minimizing duplication in sprocs

Not too long ago, I was experimenting with ways to minimize some code duplication in sprocs. Specifically, I wanted to figure out a way to centralize the SELECT X, Y, Z parts of my stored procedures. For example, I had … Continue reading 

Posted in Short Outbursts | 7 Comments