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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 »

Data Driven Testing in Visual Studio 2008 - Part 2

This is the second post in my series on Data Driven Testing in Visual Studio 2008. The first post focusses on Data Driven Testing in regular Unit Tests. This part will focus on the same in web testing. Data Driven Testing in Visual Studio 2008 - Part 1 - Unit testing Data Driven Testing in Visual Studio 2008 ... Read more »

Data Driven Testing in Visual Studio 2008 - Part 1

Last week, I blogged about code performance analysis in visual studio 2008. since that topic provoked lots of comments (thank you Bart for associating "hotpaths" with "hotpants"), thought about doing another post on code quality in .NET. This post will be the first of two on Data Driven Testi... Read more »

Code performance analysis in Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio developer, did you know you have a great performance analysis (profiling) tool at your fingertips? In Visual Studio 2008 this profiling tool has been placed in a separate menu item to increase visibility and usage. Allow me to show what this tool can do for you in this walktrough. An application wit... Read more »

Indexing Word 2007 (docx) files with Zend_Search_Lucene

You may have noticed Microsoft released their Search Server 2008 a few weeks ago. Search Server delivers search capabilities to your organization quickly and easily. The PHP world currently does not have a full-featured solution like Search Server, but there's a building block which could be used to create something... Read more »

Books I recently read…

A while ago, I was contacted by the people of Packt Publishing asking me to review two of their latest books, ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials (by Joydip Kanjilal) and LINQ Quickly (by N. Satheesh Kumar). Since both books stated something about LINQ on the back-cover, and me wanting to read more on tha... Read more »

ASP.NET Session State Partitioning using State Server Load Balancing

It seems like amount of posts on ASP.NET's Session State keeps growing. Here's the list: ASP.NET Session State Partitioning ASP.NET load balancing and ASP.NET state server (aspnet_state) Yesterday's post on Session State Partitioning used a round-robin method for partitioning session state over different state ser... Read more »