Link: SQL Server 2008: new data types and .Net 2 with and without SP1

Here's an interesting I came across in the recent Simple Talk Newsletter (by Red Gate Software). It talks about issues with new SQL 2008 data types (date/time related) and it's effect on .NET 2.0 datetime data types when SP1 is installed or not. Something to be aware of and one of those times that you're ...

Sys.ArgumentException: Value must not be null for Controls and Behaviors

I was going thru some pages for my current project today when I ran into the said error "Sys.ArgumentException: Value must not be null for Controls and Behaviors". It was the first time I've encountered it and since it was working the last time I browsed it I didn't have a clue what was causing ...

My Safari Online Subscription and The Pragmatic Programmer – From Journeyman to Master

My Safari Online Subscription and The Pragmatic Programmer - From Journeyman to Master
A few weeks earlier I decided that I should get my personal Oreilly Safari Books Online subscription so I did. Although it does cost something (what doesn’t) and something that might not be a good idea for others I’d have to say that I find it very useful and effective. Let me share my thoughts ...

My Verisign SSL Certificate Application Experience

I do have an idea about SSL, certificates and related security concepts but in my previous works, it was someone else (client IT) who did the preparation, request and installation of SSL certificates until lately when I had to do it myself. I also had experience with trial and self signed certificates but still some ...

Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008

Firefox 3 now available Download and help set a record Download Day is here! Set a Guinness World Record Enjoy a Better Web Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do to help us set the record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours is get Firefox 3 now – it’s ...

Privacy in sending email to mailing list (BCC)

I think most people should know this already although I'm not quite sure about that so posting anyways. Most often than not I receive emails being sent to mailing lists where the the individual recipients don't really know each other or even if they do they might not necessarily want the other recipients of their ...

Browsing Security with NoScript

While working (or actually just playing around) with the infamous SQL injection attacks seen around lately I think it should be worth mentioning that being a developer browser and your own PCs security security is also important  or as important as securing your web servers and databases. [more] Since the some (most) of the variants ...

Link: Testing SQL Stored Procedures Using LINQ

Just ran into this interesting article on MSDN Magazine about using LINQ to test stored procedures. It would be a bad idea to test stored procedures using other stored procedures too (eg. insert SP then verify presence of inserted value using select/load SP) so traditionally we do it using ADO.NET object (conn, commands) to build ...

Code Generation with MyGeneration

I had the chance to grab and have a short look at MyGeneration for a few hours over the weekend and I should say I'm quite impressed with the features that it has. [more] In one of my previous companies we developed our own custom code generator to fit the company's standard process/way of doing ...

Link: SandCastle removed from CodeProject (temporarily I hope)

Due to popular outcry against having a non-open source project on the site, Microsoft has pulled Sandcastle from CodePlex. According to Anand, Microsoft is considering either moving the project to MSDN Code gallery or republishing the project with the source code. In the mean time you can download the May CTP from Paulo Santos' mirror. ...