Radical Development

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Building a WebSite Via The Command Line and MSBuild


As a software developer, I am always looking for ways to generate a build with the additional cost and overhead of commercial products and this is where the command line and msbuild can save the day. If you have never worked with the executable aspnet_compiler.exe or msbuild.exeit is not as difficult as you may thing once you begun to understand the various switches. In fact I prefer the direct interface when performing a build because there are many times I can catch errors in code that for one reason or another are masked when performing a build within the Visual … Continue reading

June 2010 SQL Script Collection


Structured Query Language Pronounced “S-Q-L” or “see-quill,” a language used to interrogate and process data in a relational database. Originally developed by IBM for its mainframes, all database systems designed for client/server environments support SQL. SQL commands can be used to interactively work with a database or can be embedded within a programming language to interface to a database. Programming extensions to SQL have turned it into a full-blown database programming language, and all major database management systems (DBMSs) support the language. Each month I intend on posting a collection of scripts that I have found beneficial for myself as … Continue reading

Web Hosting Gone Wrong: Webhost4life


As you may have noticed last Friday evening my website was extremely slow and when it loaded it resulted in error after error. As soon as I saw the problem I begun to investigate the root cause in order to determine the best approach to resolve the issue. To my surprise WebHost4Life whom I am now calling WebHostNot4Life had migrated my site and database to a new server. Typically a move to newer hardware represents a positive aspect but in this case WebHost4Life completely failed at the task, in fact a quick search of Google yielded a number of customers … Continue reading

Fire Your Cable Provider And Save Your Money With PlayOn


If you’re looking for a way to cut the cord from your cable television provider and you have a broadband internet connection then keep reading. In the past I have tried a number of ways to get steaming media from Hulu, ABC, CBS, and other web based solutions on my main television sets and while I was successful it just did not work out in the long run for me. I continued to try to figure out how best to stream my favorite shows to the living and bedrooms without having to purchase additional hardware or run cables across the … Continue reading

Software Engineering Reference Posters


I’m not sure what side of the fence you may fall on when it comes to reference posters, but while I don’t have my work space walls plastered with them they are none the less very informative and useful. More often than not if you’re looking for a quick answer many of these reference posters do exactly that. Oh and it doesn’t hurt that these posters and let you true geek shine thru and you may become the envy around your fellow geeks. Just remember to hang them in a location where you will not have the team looking over … Continue reading

AutoBlogged WordPress Plugin Product Review


If you’re wanting to automate your blog posting with external content then look no more. AutoBlogged is a powerful autoblogging plugin for WordPress that automatically creates blog posts from any RSS or Atom feed. Autoblogging is a great way to automate your WordPress posts so you can focus your efforts on earning money with your blog. With dozens of features, AutoBlogged is one of the most powerful autoblog software plugins available for WordPress and the best way to get automated blog content. Not only is the product easy to use, but it does a great job at syndication all without … Continue reading

AES Encryption Example In C#


In cryptography, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a symmetric-key encryption standard. This standard comprises three block ciphers, AES-128, AES-192 and AES-256, adopted from a larger collection originally published as Rijndael. Each of these ciphers has a 128-bit block size, with key sizes of 128, 192 and 256 bits. What Is Encryption? Encryption is the process of changing data into a form that can be read only by the intended receiver. To decipher the message, the receiver of the encrypted data must have the proper decryption key (password). In traditional encryption schemes, the sender and the receiver use the same … Continue reading