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PHPPowerPoint 0.1.0 (CTP1) released!

People following me on Twitter could have already guessed, but here’s something I probably should not have done for my agenda: next to the well known PHPExcel class library, I’ve now also started something similar for PowerPoint: PHPPowerPoint. Just like with PHPExcel, PHPPowerPoint can be used to gener... Read more »

MSDN session on ASP.NET MVC

As promised to all people attending my online session on ASP.NET MVC this afternoon, here is the slide deck I’ve used. MSDN - ASP.NET MVC</embed> I must say, doing a presentation using Live Meeting and a Microsoft Roundtable device seemed a bit strange at first. However, the setup that is used to do th... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)

Microsoft’s Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a .NET library (released on CodePlex) that enables greater re-use of application components. You can do this by dynamically composing your application based on a set of classes and methods that can be combined at runtime. Think of it like building an appliat... Read more »

Using the ASP.NET MVC Futures AsyncController

Last week, I blogged about all stuff that is included in the ASP.NET MVC Futures assembly, which is an assembly available on CodePlex and contains possible future features (tonguetwister!) for the ASP.NET MVC framework. One of the comments asked for more information on the AsyncController that is introduced in the ... Read more »

Speaking at DevDays 2009, The Hague (and more)

Some Great news (at least: I think this is great :-)): Kevin Dockx and I will be giving a session on PHP and Silverlight at the Netherlands DevDays09. This event, aimed totally at developers, will take place on May 28 and 29th in The Hague (Den Haag). It’s the first time the DevDays are hosting sessions relate... Read more »

Back to the future! Exploring ASP.NET MVC Futures

For those of you who did not know yet: next to the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 version and its source code, there’s also an interesting assembly available if you can not wait for next versions of the ASP.NET MVC framework: the MVC Futures assembly. In this blog post, I’ll provide you with a quick overview of what i... Read more »

New CodePlex project: MvcSiteMap – ASP.NET MVC sitemap provider

If you have been using the ASP.NET MVC framework, you possibly have been searching for something like the classic ASP.NET sitemap. After you've played with it, you even found it useful! But not really flexible and easy to map to routes and controllers. To tackle that, last year, somewhere in August, I released a pro... Read more »

Sample chapter from ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly

Here’s a shameless, commercial blogpost… With yesterday’s 1.0 release of the ASP.NET MVC framework, I’m sure the following sample chapter from my book ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly will be of use for people starting ASP.NET MVC development: Your first ASP.NET MVC application. When downloading ... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 has been released!

To keep up with a good tradition (see here and here), I have some great news on ASP.NET MVC: we are at version 1.0! This means production ready, supported, stable, …! Grab the download at I’m expecting an epic blog post by the Gu, but here’s some stuff you may want to have a loo... Read more »

Accessing Windows Azure Blob Storage from PHP

Pfew! A week of Microsoft TechDays here in Belgium with lots of talks on new Microsoft stuff, Azure included. You may know I already experimented with Windows Azure and ASP.NET MVC. Earlier this week, I thought of doing the same with Windows Azure and PHP... What the ...? At Microsoft PDC 2008, the Azure Services Pl... Read more »