Archives - December 2009

ReSharper 5.0 has awesome ASP.NET MVC support

Here’s a cool gem I discovered when running the ReSharper 5.0 EAP .  Clicking CTRL+B on “return View()” in a controller action has the option to navigate directly to the view that belongs to the action.  No more trying to find the _right_ “Index.aspx” file....

Latest release of Cropper works great on Windows 7 x64

Cropper is still alive and well and has a new release on November 27, 2009.  It works great on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.  I use the built-in Snipping Tool, but Cropper is just more friendly to use because it automatically drops captures into a defined folder.  When writing articles, books...

AltNetConf email list is back!

Today, December 2009 is roughly 2 years after the AltNetConf list was changed to “cli_dev”, effectively killing the list.  Just look at the graph of activity for this list: The AltNetConf in October of 2007 kicked off a flurry of discussion about ALT.NET.  The discussion was essentially talk...

CodeCampServer Call for Participation

I just posted this message to the discussion list . Right now on http://codecampserver.com/ , there are two active user groups that are hosted with the platform: http://www.adnug.org/ , and http://www.c4mvc.net/ .  CodeCampServer is a multi-tenant application, and the routing handles knowing which...

Bank deposits via iPhone are here

Bank deposits via iPhone are here.  Note:  this is the USAA iPhone app....

Party with Palermo: MVP Summit 2010 edition – book flight now

If you are registering travel for the Microsoft MVP Summit in 2010, book your travel so you can attend. Party with Palermo will be on February 15, 2010 at 7PM.  Save the date.  More details will be coming.

InfoQ interview on ASP.NET MVC in Action now published

Jon Arild Tørresdal recently interviewd Jimmy Bogard , Ben Scheirman , and I about our recent book, ASP.NET MVC in Action . The interview is published here on InfoQ , and it includes a free chapter download as well....

What training doesn’t teach you about reading from .Net configuration

All the material I’ve seen talking about reading from .Net configuration files concentrates on explaining the API.  The API of ConfigurationManager exposes members such as: public static class ConfigurationManager { static ConfigurationManager(); public static NameValueCollection AppSettings { get;...

Hard drive is officially the bottleneck on the development laptop

Hard drive is officially the bottleneck on the development laptop.  Of course that isn’t news, but on this Dell Precision M4400 laptop (Intel Dual Core, 8GB RAM), I’m still looking for a solution to the hard drive problem.  Intel X-25 series looks promising, but if SuperSpeed would hurry up...

Running Visual Studio 2010 on Win 7 inside XP Mode

I outlined in an earlier post how XP Mode gives Windows 7 users a very easy way to try out beta software without worrying that the main operating system install might be messed up. Here is a screenshot of VS 2010 Beta 2 running on my Win7 desktop.  Notice that the only way to tell is that it has...