Monthly Archives: March 2006

RAD Race 2006 results: Class-A finishes 4th

A while ago I blogged about Class-A participating in the RAD Race 2006. The team that spent two days in a too small room with about 25 other people consisted of Dennis van der Stelt and myself. We had to wait … Continue reading

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C# 3.0 for mere mortals, part 2: Implicit typing

Forget all you know about variables that are declared “var”! You probable know about var in JavaScript. Yes, you should forget that too.Microsoft took quite a chance by choosing the “var” keyword in C#. var has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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C# 3.0 for mere mortals, part 1: Extension methods

Pick a .NET class, any class. Take a class from the .NET Framework. Is there any method that you think is missing from that class? Let’s say you picked the ArrayList. Too bad it does not have a Concat method, … Continue reading

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The road to Linq: C# 3.0 for mere mortals, part 0

It’s not the easiest of documents to read: the C# 3.0 specification. On my recent endeavours with Linq and DLinq in particular, I read through it. Most of what is new in C# 3.0 is there to make the Language … Continue reading

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See Microsoft marketing taken to the iPod packaging

Ever wondered what would happen if Microsoft had designed the packaging for the iPod? Well, check the movie here through YouTube. Rumor has it that employees from Microsoft have created this parody. More rumor that Microsoft even confirmed that it … Continue reading

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Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition released

About 10 minutes ago I was browsing through the MSDN subscriber website and wanted to download the Release Candidate of Team Foundation Server. I had created my first TFS Team Project earlier this day on the project that I am … Continue reading

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Questions during DevDays

While at the DevDays several people came up to me after the sessions. A couple of them had very interesting questions. Constantijn Enders of LogicaCMG asked me where to catch any exceptions that are thrown during an asynchronous page or task. … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 and ASP.NET 2.0 combine forces

When I was writing up the Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) demo for Astrid Hackenberg I found out something nice. (For a primer on XSS, check a previous post). I noticed that it was not possible to steal the cookie using JavaScript. … Continue reading

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Collaboration between Client Callbacks and Event Validation

Unfortunately I was not able to cover all details on client callbacks and event validation during my talk at the Developer Days. I did find out some interesting things on the combination. Let me tell you about it. When a … Continue reading

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Developer Days 2006 slides and demos

Here are the slides and demo code to my DevDays 2006 presentation “ASP.NET 2.0 Black Belt”. Make sure you check the hidden slides as well. There’s some nice extra info on them. Also, if you visited my talk on the first … Continue reading

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