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Thank you, ISP!

Living in Belgium sometimes feels like living in the desert. Over the past few years, my ISP has always offered the same: a cable modem subscription with 10Mbit downstream speed, and 256Kbit upstream speed. Great! Except for that data transfer limit of 12 GB per month and the ridiculous price of 42 E... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC Framework - Basic sample application

You might have noticed that I'm quite enhousiast about the new ASP.NET MVC framework. What are you talking about? Basically, this new ASP.NET MVC framework is an alternative to standard ASP.NET webforms, with some advantages: No more postbacks or viewstate, no more page lifecycle trouble: all co... Read more »

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP preview released

Just over the weekend, Microsoft has released the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP. This download includes several additions to ASP.NET 3.5: ASP.NET AJAX Improvements contains some new AJAX features like browser history support (back-forward), improvements to the JavaScript library, ... The new ASP.NET MVC framework... Read more »

LINQ to filesystem

The past few hours, I've been experimenting with LINQ. As a sample application, I'm trying to create a small photo album website, which shows me all images in a specific folder on my webserver. What does LINQ have to do with that? Everyone has used a loop over all files in a folder, and I decided to try ... Read more »

ASP.NET MVC framework preview to be released next week

Half the world has been focussing on the release of the new Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 last week. That is good, as .NET 3.5 offers lots of nice new features and improvements. In the blogosphere, I haven't read much about an extension I've been waiting for anxiously: the new ASP.NET MVC framework. Luc... Read more »

ASP.NET load balancing and ASP.NET state server (aspnet_state)

At one of our clients, we used to have only one server for ASP.NET applications (including web services). Since this machine is actually business-critical and load is constantly growing, the need for a second machine is higher than ever. This morning I was asked to set up a simple demo of a load-balanced ASP.NET... Read more »

PHP and OpenXML - New API project

It's been a while since I posted something related to PHP and OpenXML, but I fixed that glitch in this blog post. Browsing CodePlex, I found a new PHP OpenXML project named OpenXML API. From what I can see, this project is just in the "Hello world" stage of creating Word documents in PHP, but not s... Read more »

Advanced ASP.NET caching events

Currently, I'm giving an ASP.NET classroom training at our company, which actually is quite good for me: I needed to refresh all ASP.NET concepts, as those all fade away slowly when you don't use them for a while... Now, one of those refreshed concepts is ASP.NET's caching. ASP.NET offers a flexible ... Read more »

OpenXML in Healthcare in PHP

Here's a cool present just before the weekend... 2 days ago, Wouter posted on his blog about an article he co-operated on for MSDN: OpenXML in Healthcare. Being both a Microsoft and PHP fan (yes, you can curse me, I don't care), I thought of porting (part of) the sample code from his article into PHP. Except for the... Read more »

Generic arrays in PHP

Assuming everyone knows what generics are, let's get down to business right away. PHP does not support generics or something similar, though it could be very useful in PHP development.  Luckily, using some standard OO-practises, a semi-generic array can easily be created, even in multiple ways! Here's the ... Read more »