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Finally! My own custom BlogEngine.net template!

Right after my blog move to BlogEngine.net, I decided to create a custom template for my blog to make it more unique in the blogosphere. Less than a year later (11 months, to be precise) I found the time to fire up my HTML and image editor to create a new look for my blog. Now who said developers are lazy?  ... Read more »

New Team Foundation Server projects on CodePlex!

Busy times... Lots of work, some holidays here in Belgium, ... But there's always time to browse CodePlex! It is actually a good thing to do that from time to time. In the past few days, I spotted two great new projects on Team Foundation Server. Thumbs up for their authors! TeamReview "Use this Visual S... Read more »

ASP.Net MVC Membership Starter Kit alternative authentication

Last week, I blogged about the ASP.Net MVC Membership Starter Kit and some of its features. Since then, Troy Goode and I are developing at warp-speed to provide a complete (Forms)Authentication starter kit for the MVC framework. Scott Guthrie also noticed our efforts, which forced us to do an official release earli... Read more »

To all BlogEngine.NET users… Go patch!

This morning, I read about a serious security issue in BlogEngine.NET. The security issue is in the JavaScript HTTP handler, which lets all files pass trough... In short: if you open http://your.blog.com/js.axd?path=app_data\users,xml, anyone can see your usernames/passwords! None of the other HttpHandlers are aff... Read more »

ASP.Net MVC Membership Starter Kit

Yesterday, I read a cool blog post from Troy Goode about his new CodePlex project MvcMembership. I also noticed his call for help, so I decided to dedicate some of my evening hours to his project. Almost every (ASP.NET) website is using some form of authentication, in most cases based on ASP.NET membership. Wit... Read more »

Reuse Excel business logic with PHPExcel

In many companies, business logic resides in Excel. This business logic is sometimes created by business analysts and sometimes by business users who want to automate parts of their everyday job using Excel. This same Excel-based business logic is often copied into an application (i.e. a website) and is maintained o... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC Framework out on CodePlex

This morning, I was browsing the new projects page on CodePlex and noticed something nice! The ASP.NET MVC team already rumoured around making the ASP.NET MVC framework source code available on CodePlex, but here it is: the ASP.NET MVC project on CodePlex. The CodePlex project does not allow people to make their... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC - Testing issues Q and A

When playing around with the ASP.NET MVC framework and automated tests using Rhino Mocks, you will probably find yourself close to throwing your computer trough the nearest window. Here are some common issues and answers: Q: How to mock Request.Form? A: When testing a controller action which expects Request.For... Read more »