How to Program Visual Basic 2008 – a master text.

Deitel books are great learning tools and often used as course text or soup to nuts learning guides. Also the physical quality of the book (printing, paper choice, color, etc) make it a collectors item if your a book lover) I had the pleasure of being a technical reviewer on this one (though the way…

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Twitter Said To Be Abandoning Ruby on Rails

Not really "new" news but I stumbled across this while trying to figure out why Twitter seems to be down every day these days. http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/01/twitter-said-to-be-abandoning-ruby-on-rails/ “We’re hearing this from multiple sources: After nearly two years of high profile scaling problems, Twitter is planning to abandon Ruby on Rails as their web framework and start from…

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www.ASP.net – What’s Missing ?

Next week I have a week full of meetings on things like. The Next Version of Web Forms Dynamic Data v.now and v.next ASP.NET 4.0 But the BIG part of the week will be spent on strategic planning for www.ASP.net web sites in the coming year. We want to answer questions like …. What’s the…

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ReactOS – What’s the point ?

The GPL dudes have invented a new Operating System. WINDOWS 🙂 – http://www.reactos.org/ I especially get a kick out of how it’s a complete rip-off of Windows, but their web site has a bunch of dialog protecting their Trademark ! I know that a small but ridiculously loud minority in the Open Source community have…

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ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 CodePlex Preview 1 available

We’re very happy to announce that the first preview for the new Ajax features in ASP.NET just went live. For more information check out the Roadmap. This preview contains preview implementations for the following features: Client-side template rendering Declarative instantiation of behaviors and controls DataView control Markup extensions Bindings I’ll work on videos to cover…

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Risks with Cloud Computing.

Dolores Labs posted recently "Amazon’s S3 Web Service, our #1 cause of failure" [ Click HERE to READ ] Amazon.com is a great company and a early innovator in the Web Services Community. (God knows I send them ALOT of money.) So this is not an indictment of Amazon as a technology provider. In fact,…

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Tweak UAC

Dies UAC give you a rash ? It does me !!! It’s not that it isn’t a good idea – it is. But I really wish I could train it or over ride it. Maybe in a future Windows version – in the mean time, I’m trying Tweak UAC which provides a "Quiet Mode" for…

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Will ASP.NET MVC will be the main web platform for ASP.NET?

Microsoft folks are very enthusiastic ! We love to dig in to new technology and show off the cool work that we do and this has been VERY true of ASP.NET MVC. Unfortunately, sometimes our zeal get’s misinterpreted. I’m getting lots of questions about the future of ASP.NET development as it pertains to MVC and…

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New Security Video Series Launched

Please checkout the first videos in my new Web Developer’s Security Video Series. http://www.asp.net/learn/security-videos/ I’m hoping to do 100 Videos this year ! PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUESTS !!!

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