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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 »

March 18 ASP.NET MVC links

Too busy this week to write large blog posts myself... Luckily other people do write interesting things on ASP.NET MVC! ASP.NET MVC Route tester Test your routes by simply browsing to a specific URL and checking the output of this tool. The ASP.NET MVC request lifecycle Description of the ASP.NET MVC request... Read more »

Heroes happen here - Microsoft TechDays 2008 in Belgium

Just to inform you: together with a numer of colleagues from Dolmen, I'll be attending the Microsoft TechDays 2008 in Ghent, Belgium on 12 and 13 March 2008. Want to spot me, Joris, Jeroen, Danny, ... and meet in person? Search for one of the guys in a Dolmen shirt! Update 17/03/2008: Jeroen posted an ov... Read more »

OpenXML + Silverlight 2.0 = cool!

Mix '08 announced some nice things, among them the release of Silverlight 2.0 (beta), ASP.NET MVC framework (CTP 2). This morning, I saw one very cool thing in my RSS reader: TextGlow. TextGlow is James Newton-King's newest exciting project which basically combines Silverlight 2.0 and OpenXML into a fanc... Read more »

PHPLinq version 0.2.0 released!

Last friday, I released PHPLinq version 0.2.0. LINQ, or Language Integrated Query, is a component inside the .NET framework which enables you to perform queries on a variety of data sources like arrays, XML, SQL server, ... These queries are defined using a syntax which is very similar to SQL. This latest PHP versio... Read more »