November 2003 - Posts
i've seen a good deal of this OM mappers out there. Today i downloaded Alachi's product and was- quite honestly - impressed with what i saw. Entity objects, pages, all that. Very nicely done. My only complain so far (before i really delve into the code it generated) is that i can only go against default databases like Northwind in the eval edition. Seems a little silly to me - how am i to get a good, true test of this product - or any product like it - until i am allowed to go against a more complex database model?
i'm in the process of developing something for a client who's involved with the public school system, and with getting students' pages on line in an easier fashion. Hence, the post earlier about regular expressions; i was in need of a regular expression that could find all “bad words” in a string, then use those words to inform the client which word was found. Pretty nifty, once you put it into a server control. That's what's so money about .NET - being able to come up with these little tools that you can use over and over again. Now, i've got a handy-dandy little custom validator that checks for the existences of bad words in a text box. Client-side validation and everything!
Sure, i could go and download a huge tool or scour the web for some time looking for this relatively simplistic regular expression. But, i just don't want to do so, and frankly haven't the time. So here's what i need - a regular expression that will look for an instance of the word “brady” or “gaster” in a string, that will return “true” if it finds either of these strings. Of course i'm not really going to use “brady” or “gaster” in the real code, but rather, something far more useful. Any tips? Basically, i need to build a regular expression from a series of words. If one of those words is found in the string, i'll fire a particular event. Otherwise, i won't. Feel free to use the comment box to inform me of this very simple regex. And thanks for supporting the lazy.
something very nifty in my newsgator this evening. an article at codeproject demonstrating a simple sample of AI. i love seeing nifty stuff like this out there. people just using .net to implement old theories in a new methodology. lovely. hopefully, creativity like this will breed the next generation of software legends.
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