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My Own Blog Engine Software

Scott on Writing, January 28, 2006
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Today I spoke at a one-day class at UCSD Extension titled .NET 2.0 University, giving a 90 minute presentation on new features in ASP.NET 2.0. My presentation focused on: The provider model Membershi...

George Carlin's Incomplete List of Impolite Words

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, December 29, 2005
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DISCLAIMER: Obviously, this completely violates George Carlin's copyright, but I purchased the $80 CD box set and it wasn't on there, so I feel like I'm owed. Also, the audio is in RealMedia (.rm) aud...

Make the best of Code Review with New Visual Studio Add-in by Devart!

ASP.NET Announcements, August 1, 2012
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Devart Team has been developing and perfecting Review Assistant by using it in the everyday working process, in hope it will help other companies, striving to improve code quality while saving time an...

DotNetNuke Document Library With Version Control

Pencil Bros. Geology, Inc., April 11, 2006
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I was asked the other day if I knew of a DNN document library with version control.  At the time, I didn't, but I've since found one from WillowTree Software. This is a DNN 3.1.x ...

SOLVED: TF31003 error when trying to connect to Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2

Run Tings Proper, December 5, 2009
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Welcome searchers! This post is not exactly light reading for the casual .net enthusiast so I will presume that if you're reading this you have probably landed here via a search engine after having a ...

Windows 10 install fail with Modern Setup Host error

Laurent Duveau, January 28, 2015
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ProblemTrying to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 on my Dell Venue 8 Pro with Windows 8.1 and gets the Error: Modern Setup Host has stopped working. CauseIt appears that you should make...

RadGrid for ASP.NET Ajax and DomainDataSource

the telerik blogs, September 17, 2009
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In July Microsoft released a preview of its upcoming Silverlight 3 RIA Services Framework which comes along with a new data source control DomainDataSource. The DomainDataSource introduces a new way ...

Error 1704 Cleanup Utility by Chris Millard

Darrell Nortons Blog [MVP], June 29, 2005
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Chris Millard has an excellent utility for getting past that annoying 1704 error message: Sometimes, Microsoft's Windows Installer package does not always uninstall a program properly, and even if yo...

I hate it when things change between versions

Sahil Malik [MVP], March 1, 2006
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Y'know that big Orange tube, that you launch the space shuttle with? Well, it's of a certain width, because everytime the shuttle goes into space, that orange tube is reused. It drops back into the o...

Turn on gzip compression for php, css and js

Laanblog, June 17, 2005
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In an artical about speeding up the blogging software TextPattern -a good alternative to Wordpress- I found some very smart way to turn on gzip compression for all files served on a website, including...

Pimpin' Validation Summary With CSS articles, news and updates, July 29, 2007
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Without any styling applied, ValidationSummary renders as a boring list with error messages. However, it’s easy to pretty it up with some CSS since it’s nothing more than a div with an uno...

Announcing the WebsiteSpark Program

ScottGus Blog, September 24, 2009
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Im excited to announce a new program WebsiteSpark that Microsoft is launching today. WebsiteSpark is designed for independent web developers and web development companies that build web applic...

Peter's Date Package upgraded to version 2

ASP.NET Announcements, August 7, 2006
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After over 3 years and thousands of customers, Peter's Date Package has become one of the most respected date and time control suites for ASP.NET developers. It's known for high quality, rich feature ...

Spec Explorer: A Model-Based Testing tool

Somasegars WebLog, October 27, 2009
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Thorough, consistent, and extensible testing of systems remains one of the biggest challenges in creating and maintaining software systems. The Spec Explorer tool released today on DevLabs tackles th...

ReSharper Discount and Extended Trial

ASP.NET Announcements, September 17, 2009
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I have some ReSharper 4.5 discount coupons and extended 60 day trial licenses if anyone is interested see here for details: ...

Article - How to Advance Your Software Development Career: Sharpen Your "Soft" Business Skills

Wallace B. McClure, February 3, 2014
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Original Url: developers get into technology careers because they like...

CD/DVD Burning on Vista RC1

Rick Strahls WebLog, September 4, 2006
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I’ve been pretty much fed up with the bloatware that calls itself CD burning software for some time. I’ve used Nero (6) for years mainly because it’s always been reliable and relativ...

Open Source and the demise of NDoc

Joe Brinkman, August 9, 2006
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Making Open Source work in .Net For the past week or so there has been a lot of discussion around the recent announcement concerning the demise of NDoc. This announcement, I believe has been a watersh...

A new exciting version of Visual WebGui 1.0 (build is available for download

Gizmox - Guy Peleds Blog, July 18, 2006
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The new version is available at source forge ( and includes some new exciting features such as enhanced design time capabilities, data binding, colorlistbo...

A NDoc Sandcastle Replacement? .NET documentation tool

ASP.NET Announcements, July 29, 2010
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A new .net documentation tool has been released by The Box Software, it's called the Live Documenter. Currently available FREE from their website.We have all been trying to get some use from out c...

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Steven Swafford - ASPAlliance Columnist/Editor, April 12, 2005
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Today during a Windows update I took notice of the Malicious Software Removal Tool. With all of the issues that arise everyone should take the time to run this tool as well you may want to check out M...

Using Windows Authentication with Web Deploy and WMSVC

CarlosAg Blog, December 14, 2011
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By default in Windows Server 2008 when you are using the Web Management Service (WMSVC) and Web Deploy (also known as MSDeploy) it will use Basic authentication to perform your deployments. If you wan...

Cancelling a keystroke in the MSHTML Edit control

Rick Strahls WebLog, June 19, 2006
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  A customer reported a bug a couple of days ago, that in Help Builder pressing F5 in the visual topic editor caused the topic to be completely erased. This actually makes sense since Help Builde...

SQL SERVER - How to Retrieve TOP and BOTTOM Rows Together using T-SQL

Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave, March 2, 2008
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Just a day ago, while working with some inventory related projects, I faced one interesting situation. I had to find TOP 1 and BOTTOM 1 record together. I right away that I should just do UNION but th...

Clarity Consulting Helps Follett Higher Education Group Expand Market With Direct-to-Customer Sales Solution

Clarity Blogs: ASP.NET, November 6, 2008
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Clarity Consulting Inc. today announced the full deployment of a new Wholesale Order Management system for Follett Higher Education Group, part of Follett Corporation -- the country's largest prov...

Axosoft OnTime 2009

Keyvan Nayyeri, January 12, 2009
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Id expect this week to be a busy week for software companies announcing their products at the beginning of 2009 specifically today and tomorrow. One of the first companies that announced the final v...

Dynamsoft TFS hosting service

ASP.NET Announcements, December 13, 2011
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Dynamsoft is launching Team Foundation Server hosting service this week. Sign Up Today to Get 3-Month Free Trial Here at Dynamsoft, our mission is to ease a little burden from busy developers’ s...

Moving My Data To The Cloud: Stormy Weather

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, December 14, 2011
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For years, Ive maintained a single main computer. It was the computer that was the central authority of all of the personal data Id accumulated over the years and from which it made me uncomfortable...

More On The CodePlex Foundation

youve been HAACKED, September 13, 2009
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In my last post, I presented a general overview of the CodePlex foundation and talked a bit about what it means to the .NET OSS developer, admittedly without much in the way of details. I plan to fix ...

Is that you Writing Better Software for Cool USB Hardware

MSDN: Coding4Fun, August 12, 2005
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In this fourth installment of the "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman and Bryan Batchelder find a piece of hardware so compelling - and with included software so bad - that they write t...

Windows Live Mesh

Laurent Duveau, April 26, 2008
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It is finally here! Live Mesh has been presented at the Web 2.0 conference. Ray Ozzie made several allusions to it in his last keynotes "connected device", "mesh", "web as...

Try Out Dotfuscator in VS 2010 Beta 1!

The Visual Basic Team, June 11, 2009
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The team at PreEmptive Solutions recently posted a great blog article that walks through all the latest features in VS 2010's Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition (previously known as D...

Video Games as high culture

Rick Strahls WebLog, August 18, 2005
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Here’s a quote from an absolutely hapless manager at Electronic Arts in regards to Germany becoming a cultural backwater because the Germans are not embracing Video Game Consoles:   Gerhar...

Service Factory: Entity Translation

Web Services, April 28, 2006
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For the third installment I've decided to talk about the entity translation (mapping) capability of the guidance package. Specifically, this is mapping between the entities that are [de]serialized to/...

"Want to build a compiler?" redux.

Panopticon Central, July 16, 2006
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Interested in working for Microsoft? Want to build a compiler? Want to work on the coolest programming language ever? (Note for the humor-impaired: that last statement includes an implicit self-d...

Foxit PDF Previewer update

Method ~ of ~ failed, September 4, 2009
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For those that may use my Foxit PDF Previewer (for use with Outlook 2007 or Windows Vista and Windows 7), I wanted to provide a few updates. Blank white screen previews Ive been getting quite a few ...

Why we all need celebrity programmers

ISerializable, January 23, 2010
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before scott bellware disappeared off the twitter radar, he kept talking about the idea of celebrity being the big problem with communities such as ALT.NET, and lately with the Lean and Craftsmanship ...

Story-Driven Development

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, May 24, 2005
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I'm a big believer in the "write the story first" method of software engineering. Like "client-first development" or the increasingly popular "test-driven development," "story-driven developmen...

Snipp Doggy Dogg

GotDotNet: New resources, July 11, 2006
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Snipp Doggy Dogg or Snipp Dogg, if you're into brevity, is a snippet editor for use with Visual Studio 2005 snippets. This tool allows you to create fully functional and robust snippets to streamline ...

TrixBox Made Easy book

GotDotNet: New resources, September 18, 2006
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TrixBox is a telephone system based on the popular open source Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange) Software. TrixBox allows an individual or organization to setup a telephone system with traditiona...

Seven deadly sins of programming - Sin #1

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, August 3, 2006
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So, the time has come for the worst sin. Just to recap - and so there is one post that lists them all - here are the ones that I've covered so far: Sin #7 - Excessive Coupling Sin #6 - Inappropriat...

American Business and Government An era of crooks and thieves

Rick Strahls WebLog, July 8, 2005
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  Note: This is a rant of a lot of related thoughts I’ve been kicking around lately. It’s a rant and came out just in one flow of consciousness. I feel better now. You may not, a...

NetXP 4.0 Final Release

DotNetJunkies Just Published, July 19, 2006
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Dacris Software has announced the final release of NetXP 4.0. NetXP is a control library for .NET applications. With NetXP, you can enhance the way your applications interact with the user, by adding ...

Seven deadly sins of programming - Sin #2

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, July 24, 2006
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One of the guys on my wing during my freshman year of college was a trust-fund kid. His great-grandfather had done well in the market, and had left some money for each the great-grandkids. Michael wa...

How Teams Build Services

Don Smith, July 17, 2006
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With all this talk of software factories, it's important that we understand the different ways teams will use them to build services. I talk to a lot of customers and, of course, there are severa...

Should Subtext Move To CodePlex

youve been HAACKED, June 30, 2006
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Seems like every day now someone asks me if I plan on moving Subtext over to CodePlex. I figure it would save me a lot of trouble if I just answer this question here once and for all. Though of cou...

Debunking the duct tape programmer

Jeffrey Palermo, September 25, 2009
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On 23 September, 2009, Joel Spolsky wrote a piece extolling the virtues of the duct tape programmer.  He contrasted the duct tape worldview to the astronaut architect.  While the astronaut a...

Sumatra PDF Viewer for .NET?

WebLog of Ken Cox [MVP], August 7, 2006
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I see there's a new version of Sumatra, Krzysztof Kowalczyk's open source PDF Viewer for Windows. It's an incredible accomplishment, and a great example of the value of open source softwar...

Installing Umbraco To Windows 7 Ultimate Step By Step, July 10, 2010
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Im planning on launching some small consumer software products in the next couple months and to support this effort, I need to have a CMS, Forums Software, Store Front (Credit Card Processing) and Wik...