Browsing Posts published in June, 2006

CopySourceAsHtml is a godsend for those developers who need to display source code in HTML format. (Blogs, online documentation, and developer forums all come to mind as reasons you need to display code as well-formated HTML.) A version compatible with VS 2005 was just released. To understand why you need this VS add-in, take a […]

After a long hiatus, Richard Lander is back. Richard is a PM on the CLR team at Microsoft responsible for the loader and versioning. He’s also a Cannuck working in Redmond. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of chatting with him on a number of occassions. Due to moving, a second child, and site-hosting changes, his […]

I’ll be heading up to Edmonton at the end of this month to present a double-header on Enterprise Architecture and .NET Tools to the Edmonton .NET User Group. The site says it’s a Level 300 talk. So I better go make my examples more complicated. :^) Date/time: Thursday, June 29, 2006 starting at 5:30pmLocation: Stanley […]

So TechEd 2006 has wrapped up. I haven’t blogged as much as I had originally planned, but that’s because I’ve been busy attending sessions and talking to cool people. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to talk to some of the biggest names in the industry. (No, I didn’t get a chance to talk […]

People have been hypothesizing about this moment for years. The rumours became even more heightened with the hiring/purchase of Ray Ozzie. Bill Gates’ non-appearance at the keynote for TechEd, which I highlighted here, was another hint. Well, the day has come. Bill Gates has announced that he is transitioning away from his daily duties at […]

It’s been an exciting past two days. Unfortunately FireFox ate my Day 2 report. So I’ll have to resummarize it. (I’ve downloaded BlogJet, which is a well-respected offline blogging package, to craft up this blog post and prevent a repeat performance of yesterday.) I saw some great talks and the highlights from Day 2 included: Live […]

So here I sit in my hotel having just attended the keynote. Before I get to talking about the keynote, I noticed these signs all over the place on the way over: You know that you’re at a big conference when the city puts up big signs all over the downtown welcoming you. Uh, thanks, […]

So Bil, fellow dwarf plumber, and I are off to TechEd 2006 in Boston, the city of Duck Boats, marathons, and poor drainage. 47 institutions of higher learning in one city – everything from Harvard to MIT to Boston College. Enough concentrated brain power to do some serious synaptic damage. The Big Dig is still […]

If you’ve developed on a web application of any degree of complexity, you’ve encountered times when you would like to politely take the site offline or make it unavailable to some users. ASP.NET 2.0 introduced a nifty new feature the App_Offline.htm file. If ASP.NET detects this file in your vroot, it drains the request queue, […]

A few days ago, I blogged about the Calgary Code Camp being a huge success based on verbal testimony from quite a number of people, as well as the evals from the event. Unsolicited, written testimony is always better than just taking my word for it, especially given that I was one of the organizers. […]