DIY Dump Analysis, Possible?

I have been support engineer for almost a year, but I still find myself shallow in the field, as I cannot do dump analysis alone. This is an art of troubleshooting, but I bet obviously not everyone in the programming world would like to perform such a task daily. So masters of this art are…

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Database for Web Applications

When you thought the whole world is using multi-core micro-processor, remember that I still have a single-core computer at home. Likewise, we still see legacy web applications who use Access as database. But it is time to upgrade to a real powerful database for web applications, guys. I cannot count how many times I put…

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IIS 7 Dot Tricks, Part II

I would like to have a secure server, so why not block all unknown file extensions? I can easily achieve that by setting allowUnlisted to false in applicationHost.config file on <system.webServer\requestFiltering\fileExtensions> tag. But why I cannot access my site via http://(server_name)/! Why the rule starts to block default document? The single DOT can save you…

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IIS 7 Dot Tricks, Part I

Well, what if I want to serve files without extensions on IIS 7? A small test will give you a 404 error page, as this MIME type is not set up yet. So, why not go and add one rule? What! How can I add such as rule, if the file has no extension! Calm…

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