Radical Development

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Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2009


Unfortunately I was not able to attend PDC2009 but I am keeping track with friends that I know who were as well I am keeping tabs on the speakers such as Scott Hanselman and Scott Davis,  via Twitter. Here are a number of topics that I find interesting and possibly you will also: Reactive Extions for .NET (Rx) ASP.NET MVC Beta 2 Windows Server AppFabric Windows Azure Tools and SDK Visual Studio .NET Functional Testing Open Data Protocol (OData) Be sure to visit Channel 9 and PDC2009 (which is streaming live) for further breaking news and for you folks in LA, … Continue reading

CodeRun Cloud: Reach for the cloud


What is CodeRun Studio? Well I first heard of this from Scott Hanselman while following him on Twitter and I find this product very interesting in the fact that the IDE is your web browser. CodeRun Studio is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using your browser. CodeRun Studio can be used instead or alongside your existing desktop IDE. You can upload existing code in order to test it in the cloud or for sharing with your peers. CodeRun Studio also enables you to instantly … Continue reading

Cheat Sheets


If you looking for a cheat sheet then you may possibly find it here! Python cheat sheet: The Python Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for the Python programming language. Subversion cheat sheet: The Subversion Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for command line Subversion. Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet (v2): The second version of the Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for regular expressions, including symbols, ranges, grouping, assertions and some sample patterns to get you started. CSS cheat sheet (v2): The second version of the CSS Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for CSS, listing selector syntax, … Continue reading

LearnVisualStudio.NET Three Day Thirty Percent Off Sale


Beginning October 28th, Learn Visual Studio .NET is launching a big “3 Day” 30% off sale for all subscriptions. If you’re not familiar with this site then you are missing out on a great resource! If you’re looking for tutorials on VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET, and more then you will find this resource a must have. Here are just a handful of series subjects: LINQ to SQL Differences between WPF and Windows Forms Hands on ASP.NET MVC and so much more… If you are still not sure, then give this video tour a look and then secure your membership today. Remember … Continue reading

Understanding SMTP Status Codes


Many programmers take processing email as one of those actions that is easily implemented and rarely fails. If you have not read my earlier post How-to: Easily Sent Emails With .NET you want to review this example. One would greatly benefit from understanding the status code result from the attempt to process emails and the .NET framework provides the tools you need to successfully perform this exact task. The System.Net.Mail Namespace provides the SmtpStatusCode Enumeration which will provide a fine level of detail to the programmer thus allowing for better informed decisions. For example, assume that you have a requirement … Continue reading

ASP.NET Tip: Creating and using a task list


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