ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET 3.5 beta exam update

Notes on recently taken .NET 3.5 exams [more] Beta exam period for MCTS ASP.NET and ADO.NET 3.5 is nearing its end and just got back from the two straight beta exam marathon today. I’m hoping I will still make those two despite lack of preparation but I did learn a lot and it was worth ...

Geeks for Environment

Shame for a geek like me to hear about EarthHour only [more]a few minutes after it just finished. I would have wanted my typical excuse that I have no television (which is true in the past) but not until a few weeks ago since our newly rented place had one and it would be weird ...

Enterprise Library 4.0 March 2008 CTP released

Just a quick Accouncement relay from the Patterns and Practices team. Enterprise Library 4.0 March 2008 CTP released. Check out from [more]George Melniks post for a short intro or check it out directly from here It's interesting to note that Enterprise Library 4.0 has the Allow Partially-Trusted Caller attribute (APTCA) on all assemblies which prompted ...

Model View Presenter – Building from Scratch

Rodolfo Cerrada, one of the best minds in software development that I know of just opened up his "Learn by Example" blog with a a simple to understand but comphrehensive post on the Model View Presenter pattern. Including a downloadable solution for everyone to explore. Check out the article with following link: Model View Presenter ...

SQL Server 2008 – All For You Sweepstakes

For those of you not subscribed to MSDN Magazine blog but viewing this, I just found this SQL Server 2008 "All For You" SweepStakes All you have to do is download SQL Server 2008 CTP (you have to be signed in with your Live ID for identification) and you get to win these: Grand Prize: ...

My first bug catch with WatiN

I caught my first bug (regression) because of WatiN and NUnit just now. Something I wasn't able to catch during my previous manual tests. [more] Two items that I run into but got over with: 1. AJAX (UpdatePanel). I show/hide controls with AJAX and previously finding elements by id had some issues if it's hidden ...

Minimum Permission Required for Assembly

A jumpstart on security your applications by determining and applying only the minimum required permissions. [more] I ran into this thread on Resetting your web application or web site without recycling app pool or IIS. just recently. The basic idea of the first option for achieving its goal is to call "HttpRuntime.UnloadAppDomain();". Interestingly there's a ...

Wrox Blox – Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Upgrade

I’ll hopefully (likely) be taking the ASP.NET 3.5 MCTS beta exam this week and though I’m quite aware that there are more than enough articles and videos in the web to review for the exam I just felt like treating myself to this wrox blox Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Upgrade. These are [more]selected chapters in their ...

SearchMe – Cool Search Engine

SearchMe is a new search engine still in its beta phase but offers categorized results and visual search (thumbnail/preview) of the resulting site/pages? Since its still in beta, you have to register an account. My last count was like 900+ left. So go try out the link above. I found this from First alternative to ...

Unit Testing ASP.NET

I was looking googling around the web for unit testing strategies for ASP.NET (UI/Presentation Layer) and posting some partial notes. ASP.NET MVC Framework is something to look forward too. It is still in Preview 2 but pointing to a good direction. In addition, if I'm not mistaken however it can only be used with Web ...