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Cloud Computing In Corporate and Home Environments

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Cloud computing is an Information Technology industry buzz word that is coming on stronger and stronger these days. If you are not sure what cloud computing means then think of it this way. You gather up all of you valuables and bring them to my home for me to keep for you. Would you do this? If so, feel free to contact me. The official definition from WikiPedia is: Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control … Continue reading

Microsoft set to deprecate OracleClient in the .NET 4.0 Framework

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If you are a .NET platform developer that targets an Oracle database platform then you must take note that the ADO.NET team has stated that while the OracleClient will ship as part of the .NET 4.0 Framework it will be marked as deprecated. What does this mean to you? Since .NET 4.0 has some time before it goes RTM you really should be considering what impact, if any, this may have on your existing applications as technology continues to advance. I am not stating that you should have immediate concerns but you should take a hard look at your application … Continue reading

ASP.NET Tip: Creating and using a task list

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If you properly employ the Task List and comment your code appropriately you can ensure that you to complete the important tasks and never again miss something that you intended to correct. The Task List displays comments embedded in your project code that begin with the comment marker for your development language, followed by a default task token such as TODO, HACK, or UNDONE, or a custom comment token. To add a comment to the Task List it is as easy as completing two steps: Open a source code file for editing in the Code Editor. Begin a comment on a line of … Continue reading

Open Source UML & Modeling

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For those not familiar with UML take a moment to understand the value it can add to your project.  The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is an open method used to specify, visualize, modify, construct and document the artifacts of an object-oriented software intensive system under development. UML offers a standard way to write a system’s blueprints, including conceptual components such as: (via wikipedia) actors business processes system components and activities programming language statements database schemas reusable software components [ad#GoogleAdsense250x250] There are some very good open souce solutions out there and I thought I would pass along those that I am … Continue reading

The progression of operating systems

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Choice is Good When it comes to operating systems we all have a voice in what we all prefer and the future is no different with both the old timers such as Windows, Linux, Apple and the new kids on the block such as Google’s OS and gOS. Each of these operating systems are unique to the individual user dependent upon application. For example, I primarily perform software development with the Microsoft .NET framework therefore the logical choice for me is Windows. Now depending upon who you talk to there is always a heated discussion when is comes to operating … Continue reading

Interview With Wally McClure

Full Name: Wallace B. McClure (Wally) URLs: http://www.morewally.com/ http://www.aspnetpodcast.com/ http://timedtweet.cloudapp.net/ Steven:Can you tell us a little about yourself, and your involvement with the .NET community? What first got you into software development? What’s your programming background? What got you into developing Web-based applications? Wally: I’m in Knoxville, TN.  I graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. I’ve written 5 books on various aspects of .NET development. I try and get around to lots of events.  I try to talk at User Groups and as many weekend events as I can realistically get to.  Thankfully, I’m … Continue reading

Internet Explorer 8.0 and The Marketing Behind It

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In my opinion Internet Explorer 8.0 is a long awaited welcome edition the the family of web browsers. In my day job I have been using Internet Explorer 6.0 for so long that it seems as though I have become oblivious to other browsers on the market. Well that is until I run across an problem with the lack of standards in earlier versions of Internet Explorer. I totally understand the reasons behind why corporations do not upgraded to the “latest and greatest” but to be stuck with IE6 for years almost numbs ones soul. Luckily on my home PC … Continue reading