Downloadable MSDN Magazine

As you probably know, MSDN Magazine is available online as well as in print form.  In addition, you can now download a CHM version of a whole edition from the web site!  For example, the June edition is available here.  Very cool.


TraceData

I finally got around to posting a sample for the approach to programmaticly accessing the ASP.NET trace I mentioned last week.  The sample is available at GotDotNet.


.NET Passport PAG

A new PAG (“Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for .NET Passport Integration with Existing Authentication Mechanisms”) on which I worked was recently released.  Even if you’re not currently planning on implementing .NET Passport in your environments, it’s a good read and I suggest you take a peek.  And if you are planning on implementing .NET Passport (which…


Googling Me

Amazing. After only a week in blogspace, the results from searching for myself in Google have completely changed.  Not that I search for myself often enough to have noticed 😉


“GOTO Death & Slaughter”

We recently had an internal discussion concerning the use of GOTO’s in code and its implications. I was reminded of a great paper by Djikstra on the subject… it’s a quick and great read: http://www.acm.org/classics/oct95/. For those of you who consider the title of this posting slightly odd, please keep in mind that I’ve now…


Accessing ASP.NET Trace Data

A few people have asked me if it is possible to programmatically access the data from the ASP.NET Trace. While this is certainly not supported, if you have the correct permissions you can use reflection to grab the DataSet that holds all of this data. See the following code snippets for an example of grabbing…


Pirates of Penzance

Tamara’s current production, The Pirates of Penzance, just got a fabulous review: http://www.nytheatre.com/nytheatre/penzance.htm.  For anyone in or around NYC, I highly recommend you see it… you won’t be disappointed. ADDRESS1010 Park AvenueNew York,   NY  10028 OPENED May 3, 2003 CLOSES June 1, 2003    PERFORMANCES May 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 22-25, 29-31, June 1Thu at 7pm;…


.NET Remoting

My latest article was just published in the June ’03 edition of MSDN Magazine.  You can read it online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/03/06/NETRemoting/default.aspx. Summary: “As .NET Remoting gains popularity in the enterprise space, it must meet business demands for trustworthy computing. Remoting traffic can be secured when objects are hosted in IIS, but when they aren’t hosted…


In the Beginning…

So a bunch of friends and coworkers have been at me for quite some time now to start a “blog”. At first I was sure they were all referring to something from a Star Wars or Star Trek episode, but of course the concept was explained to me and it became apparent to me what…