Personal Note: This is my dog!!

 I say this cartoon, and I said “That is my dog!!”.  Link to Get Fuzzy  Technorati tags: Funny, Dog, Pet


ASP.NET AJAX Beta / CTP Release

 The ASP.NET AJAX Beta is now live.  This release includes a number of significant changes: 1) An update to and to support the release 2) A comprehensive whitepaper detailing changes between the CTP’s and Beta 3) A simple to follow migration guide to help developers 4) Updated documentation 5) A revised ASP.NET AJAX…


Free .NET Framework 3.0 eLearning Clinics

Wow, you have got to look at this!!  The WPF team is making this training available free till the lauch of .NET Framework 3.0.    More Context: Collection 5134: Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005 This collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the…


Why and how would I Mock a Web Service? (In VS 2005)?

Well, in my current project, this question appeared very early on. Since, I am doing Test-Driven Development, I need to test my web service data layer, but I don’t need it all of the time. I used a pattern called Constructor based Dependency Injection. This allows you to replace the service with a different implementation….



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Geek Speak – Useful functions

I would like to share some useful functions for you to use.  This is part of an application that I will eventually share when I get it completed.  In my last post, I showed how to create a FlowDocument from HTML, well I put that code into a function.  The other function, takes a URL…


Geek Speak – Converting HTML to XAML

Well, I have been playing with Avalon for a bit.  One of the things that I have been playing with is a RSS viewer,  just a little hobby.  Viewing blogs were not difficult, but the displaying of the HTML from the RSS is where the problems start.  But what you really need to do is…


Wow, Am I lost? But Found Again – Avalon

Well, everyone it has been a while since I have blogged.  I have not forgotten how.  I just have been extremely busy.  Have you gone out to the site?  That  was a project that I was working on.  The is part of the reason for not blogging becuase I could not tell you about…


Geek Speak: How to create a Testable SQL Listener

In some situation, logging to the file system or to the event log, may not be sufficient to handle your error handling needs.  For us at Microsoft, that is the case.  Our production applications are “hands-off”, we don’t have physical access to the machines.  Our primary way for developers to determine the activity of the…