New Article Series on ASP.NET 4.5 N-Layered Design Now Available for Purchase

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Friday, June 28, 2013 2:45:40 PM in: Imar's Blogs

I am glad to announce the immediate availability of my new article series on N-Layered Design in ASP.NET 4.5!

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Book Review: Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to by Charlie Griefer

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, May 26, 2013 8:34:11 PM in: Book Reviews
Talks about the book Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to by Charlie Griefer

I recently got the opportunity to review the book Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to by Charlie Griefer. Being a fan and heavy user of jQuery, I happily accepted the offer.

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Looking for Reviewers for my new Series on N-Layer Design with ASP.NET 4.5 and Entity Framework 5 Code First

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:03:57 PM in: Imar's Blogs

During the past couple of months, I've been hard at work writing a follow up of my article series on N-Layer design for ASP.NET. This was long overdue, as I completed the previous series in early 2009, more than four years ago!

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Renewed as a Microsoft MVP Again!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, October 01, 2011 11:49:38 AM in: Imar's Blogs

Today I received the following e-mail from Toby Richards, General Manager of Community & Online Support at Microsoft:

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in ASP.NET/IIS technical communities during the past year.

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."

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How to Get a Free License of Red Gate's Reflector Version 7

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, February 13, 2011 12:01:40 PM in: Imar's Blogs

About three weeks ago, Red Gate announced that it will start charging $35 for Reflector version 7, when it comes out in early March. At the same time, they announced that the current free version will stop functioning shortly after that. Reflector has a "time bomb" built-in that requires you to periodically update your copy of Reflector to the latest version. They'll now use this time-bomb to kill the existing version, forcing you to upgrade to the latest - and paid for - version after May 30, 2011.

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Tips for posting in the Wrox Forums

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Monday, August 16, 2010 9:06:01 AM in: Imar's Blogs

I am an active contributor to the Wrox P2P forums, where I support readers of my books and other programmers that go there with programming related questions. I try to answer as many questions as I can but I only have a limited amount of time. This means I'll give preference to questions that are the easiest to answer. This is not related to the technical difficulty of the problem discussed, but to the quality of the question. Obviously, if you post a clear and concise question, you increase your chances of getting a useful and quick reply as it takes less time to understand the question and come up with an answer. Unfortunately, I see more and more people posting vague questions, and posting them in the wrong category. To avoid typing the same response over and over again asking for clarification, I decided to write a short blog post with a few tips for proper questions in these forums where I can refer to when unclear questions come up. If you get sent to this page, it's not that people don't want to help you; it's that they can't help you because the question is unclear or posted in an inappropriate location. Follow these tips and you'll improve the chances of getting the answer you're waiting for.

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Want to Win a Copy of my Book Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB?

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, August 03, 2010 1:08:42 PM in: Imar's Blogs

I still have a number of copies of my latest book Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB waiting on my desk for someone to read them. Want to win a copy?

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Book Review: Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 By Mickey Gousset et al.

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, August 01, 2010 2:33:44 PM in: Book Reviews

Ever since it was announced, Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 was high on my list of books to read. I've been using Visual Studio, and team Foundation Server since the first releases of the products, but really needed to dig a little deeper in some of the core concepts. Because the Visual Studio 2010 release is quite large with lots of new features, especially in terms of ALM and TFS, I was on the lookout for a book that showed me what's new, and how to use it. It turned out that this book, by Mickey Gousset and others, is an excellent guide to many of the new features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010.

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Using Virtual Restore to Attach Databases Directly from Backup Files

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, August 01, 2010 1:16:04 PM in: Product Reviews
About a week ago I was introduced to Red Gate's SQL Virtual Restore 2. SQL Virtual Restore lets you mount live, fully functional databases direct from backups without the need for a physical restore.
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Follow my Articles About Dynamicweb CMS, eCommerce and Extensibility

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:30:26 PM in: Imar's Blogs
You may have noticed that in the past couple of weeks I am posting less frequent on this web site, imar.spaanjaars.com. The reason for the absence of new content is my other, new content project: articles about Dynamicweb CMS and eCommerce.
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