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Book review: ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

The people at Packt asked it again: “Do you want to review this book?” Sure I do! The book I’m reviewing this time is ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design, written by Vivek Thakur. Application Architecture is always an interesting topic to read on. Different people have different op... Read more »

CarTrackr on Windows Azure - Part 5 - Deploying in the cloud

This post is part 5 (and the final part) of my series on Windows Azure, in which I'll try to convert my ASP.NET MVC application into a cloud application. The current post is all about deploying CarTrackr in the cloud after all modifications done in previous posts. Other parts: Part 1 - Introduction, cont... Read more »

CarTrackr on Windows Azure - Part 4 - Membership and authentication

This post is part 4 of my series on Windows Azure, in which I'll try to convert my ASP.NET MVC application into a cloud application. The current post is all about implementing authentication in CarTrackr. Other parts: Part 1 - Introduction, containg links to all other parts Part 2 - Cloud-enabling... Read more »

CarTrackr on Windows Azure - Part 3 - Data storage

This post is part 3 of my series on Windows Azure, in which I'll try to convert my ASP.NET MVC application into a cloud application. The current post is all about implementing cloud storage in CarTrackr. Other parts: Part 1 - Introduction, containg links to all other parts Part 2 - Cloud-enabling CarTra... Read more »

Microsoft launches Implementation Notes (for ODF)

Just a quick post: at the Document Operability workshop in Brussels on December 2, Microsoft already announced they were going to do something with implementation notes. Here’s a scoop from my blog post on that: “Here's another scoop: there will be a website containing implementer notes on Offic... Read more »

CarTrackr on Windows Azure - Part 2 - Cloud-enabling CarTrackr

This post is part 2 of my series on Windows Azure, in which I'll try to convert my ASP.NET MVC application into a cloud application. The current post is all about enabling the CarTrackr Visual Studio Solution file for Windows Azure. Other parts: Part 1 - Introduction, containg links to all other parts P... Read more »

New Entity Framework / LINQ blog!

Just a quick recommendation note: One of my colleagues, Julien Hanssens, has started blogging on his experiences with the Entity Framework and LINQ. Here are some links to get you started: Entity Framework - ArgumentException on Connection "A common error while initialising an EntityModel from a WCF Servi... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC XForms released on CodePlex

Just noticed there's a new project on CodePlex related to the ASP.NET MVC framework: MVC XForms. MVC XForms is a simple UI framework for ASP.NET MVC based on the W3C XForms specification. It provides a set of form controls that allow updating of complex model objects. Picked these project goals from Jon Curt... Read more »

OpenXML DII workshop Brussels - Quick summary

A few days ago, I wrote I was doing a presentation on the DII workshop in Brussels together with Julien Chable. Apart from heavy traffic from Antwerp to Brussels (80km, almost 3 hours... *sigh*), I think the DII workshop was quite succesful! Lots of news around OpenXML and Office, lots of interesting ideas from oth... Read more »