Announcing the launch of DotNetAttributes.Com!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:32:50 PM in: Imar's Blogs
I am proud to announce the launch of my new web site: www.DotNetAttributes.com - the definitive source for attributes in .NET.
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Book Review: ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking by Andrew Siemer

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, February 07, 2009 5:44:47 PM in: Book Reviews
A while ago I was approached by Packt Publishing to see if I was interested in reviewing a copy of one of their books. The topic of the book they had in mind (ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking) is closely related to my own work so I said yes.
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VB.NET Version of the Contact Manager Application Now Available

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, February 03, 2009 7:07:45 PM in: Imar's Blogs
It's finally here: the VB.NET version of the demo application from my article series on N-Layer Design using ASP.NET 3.5.
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What's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Friday, January 23, 2009 11:57:48 PM in: Imar's Blogs

Update 02/13/2009: Somebody with influence is reading this blog too, as the article has now been removed. Excellent!

While checking the referrers of my web site today, I ran into this URL:

http://www.cnblogs.com/shanyou/articles/542218.html

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First Part of new Article Series on N-Layer Design in ASP.NET 3.5 Published!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:48:13 PM in: Imar's Blogs
I am glad to announce the immediate availability of the first part of a brand new article series on N-Layered Design in ASP.NET 3.5!
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I have received an MVP Award!!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:20:43 PM in: Imar's Blogs
I was really pleased when I received the following e-mail today:

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others.

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

Toby Richards
General Manager
Community Support Services

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Wanted: Input for the Next Version of my N-Layer Architecture Articles!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, September 06, 2008 7:33:57 PM in: Imar's Blogs
It's been more than one and a half year since I released the first version of my articles on N-Layer Design. Since then, the three articles combined have been read well over 200,000 times. Besides generating a lot of page views, the articles also attracted a lot of comments from you, my readers, with great feedback and requests.
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What Others Are Saying About Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# And VB

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:32:43 PM in: Imar's Blogs
It's been more than six months since my latest book, Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# And VB, has been released, so it's a good time to look back a little, see how the book has been received and what people think about it.
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Passed My MCPD Web Exams Today

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:39:16 AM in: Imar's Blogs
Today I passed the exam 70-528, part of the MCPD training.
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Caching Best Practices

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Monday, July 14, 2008 1:40:11 PM in: Imar's Blogs
Shortly after my ASP.NET 3.5 book was released in March 2008, I received feedback from Steven Smith who had reviewed the book. He pointed out that the code I am using to retrieve cached objects has a flaw. Fortunately, the problem is only likely to occur in high traffic sites, and is pretty easy to fix.
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