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Monthly Archives: December 2003

New MSDN article: A Programmer’s Introduction to Visual Studio .NET “Whidbey”

This article gives a brief overview of “Whidbey” and what we can look forward to in the next release. One statement, in particular, jumped out at me and I couldn’t resist a quick quip: Auto-Save and Restore: With the Whidbey … Continue reading 

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.NET Debugging Resources

I’ve created a new Debugging category for tips relating to debugging and troubleshooting .NET applications. Since my current project is a Winforms based app, my first two posts cover breaking on unhandled exceptions and troubleshooting deployment runtime errors. Look for … Continue reading 

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Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 This document focuses on the changes in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and its implications for developers. Examples and details are provided for several of the technologies that are experiencing … Continue reading 

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CodeSmith 2.5 Release Candidate Available!

If you haven’t heard of CodeSmith before, it’s a great code generation tool that you can use to automate about any type of code that follows a similar pattern. For more information about this tool, Mark Bonafe put together a … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET and J2EE Struts compared

MSDN recently released an article on ASP.NET and Struts: Web Application Architectures. Good read.

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Rotor “Whidbey” SSCLI to be released

Rotor Whidbey here we come.. Joel confirms there will be a Rotor (SSCLI) release for Whidbey… What are you hoping to see with it?  I just noticed that at least one of Eric’s readers uses it as opposed to our … Continue reading 

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C# Cookbook’s Regular Expression chapter

C# Cookbook’s Regular Expression chapter The long-awaited ‘phantom’ C# Cookbook from OReilly will be available in Jan ’04. It has a sample chapter on ‘Regular Expressions’  available for download.. something to read during the cold Norwegian evenings 😉   [via WebLogs @ … Continue reading 

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Security checklists for .NET code

Srinath Vasireddy, Program Manager of the Patterns & Practices group at Microsoft, recently mentioned a few good links to security checklists available on MSDN: Arch & Design security review: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetsec/html/THCMCh05.asp Security code Review: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetsec/html/THCMCh21.asp Index of Checklists (related to security): http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetsec/html/CL_Index_Of.asp … Continue reading 

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Survey on handling long running operations from ASP.NET – interesting answers!

HOWTO – deal with long running operations from ASP.NET web pages (.aspx)? We asked this question sometime back at our workspace; check out the answers. Please share your experience and tips/techniques/resources that you have come across. [via WebLogs @ ASP.NET]

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New! Adventures in Visual Basic .NET: A Simple Business Rules Manager

Adventures in Visual Basic .NET: A Simple Business Rules Manager Rocky Lhotka shows how you can use delegates to build a simple rules engine to centralize the validation logic in your application. [via MSDN: Visual Basic]

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