Archives - November 2009

December Headspring workshop (IoC) 15 days away

Headspring System ’s December workshop is : Decoupling Layers using Inversion of Control Matt Hinze will be leading this workshop.  Matt is an expert in this topic and has previous presented at other conferences such as Houston Tech Fest and Austin Code Camp.  Matt is a Microsoft MVP for C#...

Windows 7’s solution to beta software

Short Answer:  XP Mode (download it for Windows 7 here ) As a Microsoft MVP, I’m always getting emails asking me to try out {insert unstable pre-beta or beta build here}.  A lot of the pre-release software (both public and private) can really hose your machine if there is something wrong. ...

December Headspring workshop: Decoupling Layers using Inversion of Control

Microsoft is again hosting Headspring at their Austin office for a working entitled: Decoupling Layers using Inversion of Control .  Matt Hinze , a Microsoft MVP, will be facilitating the workshop.  Attendance is free.  We just ask that you sign up so we know what the attendance will be...

Consuming a Portable Area with a Web Forms application

Background Headspring has developed and donated Portable Areas to the MvcContrib project.  It currently resides in the MVC2 branch on the MvcContrib GitHub source control site.  Eric Hexter has written a multi-piece tutorial on how to create and publish a Portable Area assembly. Download code...

Static vs. Dynamic languages: What I really want

“I want static behavior between assemblies/libraries/packages but dynamic abilities within.” – JeffreyPalermo.com With C# 4.0, code within method can be dynamic because of the new dynamic keyword.  This is a short post expressing what I want out of C#. I recently listened to a great debate about...

ASP.NET MVC wins with simplicity, not features

As a follow-up to some ASP.NET MVC comments by Dino Esposito , I want to provide my commentary on why the grassroots of the .Net developer community is so in love with ASP.NET MVC, even though Microsoft marketing isn’t really seeming to push it.  It’s odd, too, because with Entity Framework, the...

Dino: ASP.NET MVC is MUCH better than MS seems to think

Dino Esposito , from whom many of us have read and learned a great deal over the years, has recently expressed his love for ASP.NET MVC.  Moreover, he has also notice that the message from Microsoft is very tentative about the framework.  Because of the large market share of Web Forms, Microsoft...

Party with Palermo: PDC ‘09 edition – 6 days and counting

That’s right, folks!  For those of your coming to Microsoft’s Professional Developers’ Conference (PDC) , Party with Palermo is going to kick the week off right.  The conference starts on Tuesday, so Monday night, we are going to get down and party to the turntables of DJ Craig .  If you...