April 2006 - Posts

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More TechEd goodness... the Iron Architect contest by Bil Simser

Going to TechEd and want to flex your Architect muscle? Then enter the Iron Architect contest. If you are registered for TechEd this year you are eligible to enter. The Iron Architect contest is a simple contest that, given a scenario, you provide a solution...
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Ready for the weekend by Bil Simser

Hi guys. I’m packaging up the Forums for release shortly and you’ll have it this weekend. I had it planned for release today but some security and performance issues creeped up that I need to take care of. Watch for a release with installation...
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SharePoint Forums to be Open Source by Bil Simser

I’ve decided that I’m going to release the source code to my SharePoint forums web part. I think it’s a pretty nice piece of work and figure it can only benefit by having the source code out there and other people contributing to it...
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Using Calculated Fields in CAML to Display Conditional Images by Bil Simser

Came across a nice gem in the newsgroups that I thought I would share here. Someone had a choice field with three values: failed; pass; re-run; and wanted to display a red image for items in the list matching the failed value, green for pass, and yellow...
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An Architect is an Architect, is it? by Bil Simser

Arno Nel recently posted a question about what is Architecture on his blog and some people disagree with what he suggested it was (to be fair to Arno, he asked the question of what people thought about the questions he asked, but I don’t believe...
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Identity and your Domain Model by Bil Simser

I’ve been struggling with a concept today that I wanted to flesh out. I may ramble on but I think there’s a point to be had deep down here (somewhere). How often do you see a class begin its life like this: 5 public class Customer 6 { 7 private...
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Quick note to start the week by Bil Simser

Just a quick note as I try to wake up and consume large quantities of bucks this morning. I’m still working on the forum web part today. Ran into some security snags (don’t you just love those descriptive error messages, “An error has...
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Plumbers at Work - Episode #5 - Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster by Bil Simser

Okay, it’s a couple of weeks later after my other plumber dudes posted this but check out Episode 5 – Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster of the show on our Plumbers @ Work site. In it James, John, and I cover: IronPython v1.0 Beta 4 The 73+ Languages...
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SharePoint Forums Web Part by Bil Simser

A lot of people have been asking me about my SharePoint Forums Web Part that I posted about at the middle of January. It’s been a busy time since then and I’m working furiously right now to finish it and get it out to you guys as soon as possible...
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Back to basics, AreSame vs. AreEqual by Bil Simser

I thought I would do a little back to basics today as I was working with some people (new to unit testing) and had to explain the difference between calling Assert.AreEqual vs. Assert.AreSame. On the surface, they look identical. They both test expected...
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