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Monthly Archives: November 2006

Is PHP the new VB6?

Introduction In the past, I've come down hard on ASP.NET for trying to be an all-in-one solution. Rather, I've come down hard on ASP.NET developers trying to make it into an all-in-one solution. ASP.NET is an unsurpassed language for enterprise … Continue reading 

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How to hire a programmer

I'm always a little amazed when I hear of an employer who doesn't give a written test when hiring someone. I know it might take more time and I've often heard how some people don't work well under interview-pressure – … Continue reading 

Posted in Grab a coffee before reading | 24 Comments

Internet over Vista is way faster && VS.NET 2005 working fine for me

Like many others, I got Vista RTM installed over the weekend at home, and just finished 2 test machines installs at work (we've had clients asking about vista compatibility for a couple weeks now…). Anyways, at the risk of sounding … Continue reading 

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My 5 most used free utilities

With Microsoft's release of ProcessMonitor, the next version of SysInternal's FileMon, I thought I'd share the 5 free utilities I use most often in my day to day programming. In no particular order (and I realize there's nothing original in … Continue reading 

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Best of both worlds – SessionCache

A while ago, Sonu of DotNetSlackers asked if I'd be interested in writing for the site. I've been a long time fan of what DotNetSlackers stood for (trying to bring some order to this vast community of ours), so I … Continue reading 

Posted in Short Outbursts | 6 Comments