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My New Project - Beginning ASP.NET 4

Published 11 years ago

I meant to announce my new project earlier, but once again, Amazon and the official Wiley site beat me to it.

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TFS for the Masses!

Published 11 years ago

Together with beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft released Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 - Microsoft's team collaboration platform for team portals, version control, work-item tracking, build management, process guidance, and business intelligence. Previously, TFS required a very expensive license and as such was only affordable by larger companies.

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Got the MVP Award Again!!

Published 11 years ago

Woohoo, I've received the MVP Award again....

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Drag and Drop of Files from Windows to Visual Studio not Working?

Published 11 years ago

Do you ever drag and drop files from a Windows Explorer into Visual Studio running on Windows Vista? And have you noticed that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't? When it doesn't work, Visual Studio shows the "stop" icon when you drag the files over the Solution Explorer. I ran into that issue a lot and it was driving me nuts....

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7 Signs You Are Addicted to CodeRush and Refactor!

Published 11 years ago

I am a big fan of CodeRush and Refactor! from DevExpress and have been one for quite some time. In my office we jokingly refer to CodeRush and Refactor as the "arrow guy" as my colleagues initially just saw a bunch of arrows pointing to code in my code editor when I gave a first demo of the product. But, obviously, the products do a lot more. They really make me more productive in writing .NET code. But better yet, they help me write good, optimized and organized code. Features like renaming code elements, renaming files to match the type they contain, optimizing namespaces, extracting methods and the many new refactorings that come with the new "Code Issues" feature are huge time savers. Recently I installed the latest version that comes with DXperience 9.1.3. This release includes many cool new refactorings and new features in Code Issues that help you optimize your code with a single click. I can really recommend downloading a trial version and see for yourself if you haven't already done so.

But lately I am wondering if I am not just a fan, but addicted to the products instead. I witnessed the following signs of addiction while working with computer programs in general:

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So who gets the credits for the idea of the Validation framework?

Published 11 years ago

In my article series on N-Layer design I credited AzamSharp for his article on creating a domain object validation framework. AzamSharp didn't cite any other resources so it looks as all the ideas presented in the article are his.

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Announcing the launch of DotNetAttributes.Com!

Published 11 years ago

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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VB.NET Version of the Contact Manager Application Now Available

Published 11 years ago

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?

Published 11 years ago

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!

Published 12 years ago

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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