Configuring an ASP.NET 2.0 Application to Work with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, June 03, 2006 10:12:06 PM in: ASP.NET General
Over the past couple of weeks, I saw a number of posts on the Wrox Programmer to Programmer forum (p2p.wrox.com) asking how to configure an ASP.NET 2.0 application to work with SQL Server 2000 or 2005. Since this is not an easy undertaking, and requires knowledge about ASP.NET 2.0, IIS and SQL Server, this article might help to familiarize you with some of the important concepts that you need to be aware of
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Send Out XHTML to Browsers That Support It

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, May 23, 2006 5:35:31 PM in: ASP.NET 2.0
A while ago I saw this useful tip to instruct an ASP.NET 2.0 application to send the response as valid XHTML / XML.
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Migrating to ASP.NET 2 - Part 5 - It's the Little Things - Or Why I Love ASP.NET 2.0

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:04:22 PM in: ASP.NET 2.0
This is the fifth and final part of a (long running) article series about migrating my ASP.NET 1.x Web site to ASP.NET 2. This installment focuses on the many little improvements in the .NET Framework in general and ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer in particular.
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Some People Never Learn...

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:34:26 PM in: Imar's Blogs

A while ago I blogged about poor old Marieke from Michael Bailey Associates that tried to convince me to work for her by lying. Apparently, she's not the only one in this hard recruitment market that has to resort to spam or lies to get some business done...

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Using Attributes to Improve the Quality and Usability of Your Code Part 2 - Improving Debugging

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, May 13, 2006 6:51:31 PM in: ASP.NET 2.0

I am a big fan of attributes in .NET. Ever since I discovered them in .NET 1, I have been digging in the MSDN documentation to find more useful attributes that I can use to improve the quality of the code I write and design. With the release of .NET 2, the number of attributes has increased quite a bit. During my search I discovered a number of useful attributes that have helped me write better code so I thought it was time for a short article series about attributes. This installment, Part 2 - Improving Debugging shows you a number of useful attributes that you can apply to elements like methods and classes to improve your debugging experience.

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Using Attributes to Improve the Quality and Usability of Your Code Part 1 - Decorating Business Objects for Data Binding

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Thursday, May 04, 2006 8:46:34 PM in: ASP.NET 2.0
I am a big fan of attributes in .NET. Ever since I discovered them in .NET 1, I have been digging in the MSDN documentation to find more useful attributes that I can use to improve the quality of the code I write and design. With the release of .NET 2, the number of attributes has increased quite a bit. During my search I discovered a number of useful attributes that have helped me write better code so I thought it was time for a short article series about attributes. This installment, Part 1 - Decorating Business Objects for Data Binding talks about applying attributes to business objects to influence the way these objects are used and seen in data binding scenario's. In a future installment I'll discuss attributes that can be used to improve the debugging experience in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.
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How Macromedia Missed the ASP.NET 2.0 Boat

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:37:30 PM in: Imar's Blogs
Over the past couple of weeks, I received a number of e-mails from visitors to this web site, asking me about what I use for development, and about my opinion on Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8 and ASP.NET integration, be it version 1.x or 2.0. Considering the fact I wrote books about both Dreamweaver and ASP.NET 2.0, that question makes sense.
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Bloody Hell, Lost Again!!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:55:41 PM in: Squash Blogs
I am a bit sad. I just lost another squash game. It was a close finish, a final result of 2 - 3 with a score of 7 - 9 in the final game... But still, losing is losing... ;-(
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New RSS Feature Launched!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Friday, March 31, 2006 9:22:30 PM in: Imar's Blogs
As of today, you can also access my site's content through RSS.
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They're Finally Here!!!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:14:31 PM in: Imar's Blogs
Today, I finally received my own ten copies of the book ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results.
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