First impressions of Visual Studio 2008

Now that there is a new release of Visual Studio I wanted to take a closer look at it to see which are the improvements and new features. I really wanted to get to the new stuff about Linq and the .Net framework 3.5. But I got lost fiddling with the new UI, specially the…

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.Net Framework Source Code released

The .Net Framework 3.5 Source Code will be released later this year.(announced in http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/03/releasing-the-source-code-for-the-net-framework-libraries.aspx) This isn’t going to be a major revolution since the code was already “visible” using tools like Reflector. But now we will have the complete detail of the source code (private variables names, comments …) and we will also have the possibility…

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Save the planet

QuickStart: http://realestate.msn.com/Improve/Green/Article2.aspx?cp-documentid=440485   How to: http://liveearth.msn.com/green   Advanced features:

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Mad.Nug Event Enterprise Library 3.1

I will be speaking about the new version of Enterprise Library 3.1 at the madrid .Net User group event in July 19.It is a two hour dynamic presentation with demos where people can participate, ask questions or share their oppinions/experiences. The madNug events are held at Microsoft’s Madrid office Paseo del Club Deportivo, 1 Centro Empresarial La Finca -…


Encrypting long text asymmetrically

One of the recurring tasks that everybody has made in every programming language has been asymmetric encryption. With .Net it is very simple to encrypt data, it is well documented and there are lots of blogs and articles, but people still run into two common issues. The first one is what most people want to do is encrypt…

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Policy Injection App. Block simple sample

Now with the new version of Enterprise Library 3.0 we can play with Aspect Oriented Programming. The goal of AOP is to insert some functionality that is not “business related” without altering the existing code or to make it flexible enough so changes are smooth or even better, transparent. The idea is to intercept calls before and…

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WSDL Merger

Working with Web Services is supposed to be interoperable, but that’s not quite 100% true, there are always some glitches when working with other platforms. Recently I faced one of those. With .Net I could easily create and consume web services by using WSDLs that had imports, but it seems that some tools don’t support that keyword so I had to merge…

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Carnival in Codeplex!

Ok, since I don’t have time for nothing I started a new activity… I have uploaded to the codeplex site the specifications of a new application called Carnival. This application is meant for masking data from a database. The idea is quite simple. Take data from a database and obfuscate in some way to keep sensitive…


Generating documentation

  I have seen many projects with a lot of documentation and also projects with almost no documentation and almost none that have the right amount of documentation. Some methodologies require writing a lot of docs (planning, design etc …) before starting to write some code, those docs became the pillars and the foundation of…

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