Monthly Archives: November 2006

Cheap skate way to do exception shielding in ASP.NET web services

You read it right. There is a very cheap way to shield exception information from an ASP.NET web service. Mind you, this is available only from ASP.NET 2.0 (and upwards presumably). So, what is exception shielding for web services? Preventing … Continue reading

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Learn to use “keyboard only” when programming

Loads of time I see fellow programmers and students of mine struggle with both the keyboard and the mouse when they are programming. Useful at first, but it will slow you down in the end. I’ve tried to adopt a … Continue reading

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Bitslapping contest: LX vs compile on Test integration in VS2005 part 2

Round 2: LX offense, compile defending Continuing the bitslap on unit test integration between Dennis and myself. Time to counter the first round. Ready, set, go. VS2005 comes with three frameworks for testing: Unit testing (in assembly Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework) Web testing (in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Photosynth technology preview

Microsoft Labs has released a tech preview of Photosynth. It is a web application that will show a 3D scene through a large series of photos. The site features several collections of photos, such as the Piazza San Marco in … Continue reading

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Cool Windows XP Theme: Zune

Normally I don’t change the appearance of my OS very much. But when I came across this Zune theme I did anyway (through theWPFblog right here). I love the small fonts on the caption bars and the dark color is pleasant to … Continue reading

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Bitslapping contest: LX vs compile on Test integration in VS2005

Round 1: compile offense, LX defending  Colleague Dennis (irl, compile in CS and WoW) tries to give a few punches. He thinks that NUnit is a better testing framework than the one supplied by VS2005 (Team Edition for Developers, Testers and the … Continue reading

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.NET 3.0 balloon joke

On theWPFblog you can see the celebration of the release of the .NET Framework 3.0. This post shows a nice set of balloons over the logo and release date of .NET FX 3.0. Real nice demonstration of the possibilities of … Continue reading

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