Recent Posts

ASP.NET MVC - MvcSiteMapProvider 2.0 is out!

I’m very proud to announce the release of the ASP.NET MVC MvcSiteMapProvider 2.0! I’m also proud that the name of this product now exceeds the average length of Microsoft product names. In this blog post, I will give you a feel of what you can (and can not) do with this ASP.NET-specific SiteMapProvider. ... Read more »

Running on Windows Azure - ChronoRace - Autoscaling

At RealDolmen, we had the luck of doing the first (known) project on Windows Azure in Belgium. Together with Microsoft, we had the opportunity to make the ChronoRace website robust enough to withstand large sports events like the 20km through Brussels. ChronoRace is a Belgian company based in Malmédy, specialised i... Read more »

Extension methods for PHP

The concept of “extension” methods will be nothing new to this blog’s .NET-related audience. For the PHP-related audience, this is probably something new. Let’s start with the official definition for extension methods: Extension methods enable you to "add" methods to existing types without creating a new ... Read more »

Book review: PHP 5 E-commerce Development

Once again, Packt Publishing has asked me to do a book review on one of their latest books, "PHP 5 E-commerce Development” by Michael Peacock. The book promises the following: Build a flexible e-commerce framework using PHP, which can be extended and modified for the purposes of any e-commerce site Enabl... Read more »

Taking Care of a Cloud Environment (slides)

It looks like I’m only doing sessions lately :-) Here’s another slide deck for a presentation I did on the Architect Forum last week in Belgium. Abstract: “No, this session is not about greener IT. Learn about using the RoleEnvironment and diagnostics provided by Windows Azure. Communication between roles, logging a... Read more »

Linuxwochen Austria

As part of my global domination plans, I this week visited Vienna, Austria for a session at Linuxwochen around PHP on Windows. PHP on Windows Abstract: “Ever wanted to get started with PHP development on Windows? This session covers the basics of running PHP on the Windows platform and will help getting your d... Read more »

Slides of our VISUG session

As promised, here are the slides of the VISUG session me and Kris van der Mast did yesterday. Being a pimp without Silverlight! Abstract: “Don't tell us you're jealous of those Silverlight fanboys! We'll show you that applications with bling can be developed using ASP.NET MVC and jQuery. We're talking MVC, template ... Read more »

TechDays 2010 Portugal slides and demo code

First of all: thank you for attending the sessions Kevin Dockx and I gave at TechDays 2010 Portugal! A wonder we made it there with all the ash clouds and volcanic interference based in Iceland. Just Another Wordpress Weblog, But More Cloudy Abstract: “While working together with Microsoft on the Windows Azure SDK f... Read more »

Using Windows Azure Drive in PHP (or Ruby)

At the JumpIn Camp in Zürich this week, we are trying to get some of the more popular PHP applications running on Windows Azure. As you may know, Windows Azure has different storage options like blobs, tables, queues and drives. There’s the Windows Azure SDK for PHP for most of this, except for drives. Wh... Read more »

Running PHP on Windows Azure

Yesterday I did some talks on PHP and Windows Azure at JumpIn Camp in Zürich together with Josh Holmes. Here are the slide decks and samples we used. Scaling Big while Sleeping Well Josh talked on what Windows Azure is, what components are available and how you can get started with PHP and Windows Azure. Scali... Read more »