April 2008 - Posts

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Can you small wht the code is craking? by Bil Simser

D'Arcy posted a link to a new MSDN contest called Crack the Code . Basically use your uber sluething developer skillz to... oh I don't know. I guess it's a guess the numbers game or something. They post clues and you "crack" them with your amazing...
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Invalid SharePoint URL Character Cheat Sheet by Bil Simser

A few days ago I posted some code to clean out invalid characters in SharePoint URLs . Someone suggested using the SPEncode.IsLegalCharInUrl method to do this. While this might be easy if you're in SharePoint land, I don't like having a dependency on...
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Test Detector Dialog From Hell by Bil Simser

Got an interesting problem today. A client was using an application in a test environment. Problem was that he didn't realize it was test and entered production data values. Sometime later, the QA group needed to flush the environment. So whammy, there...
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Cleaning invalid characters from SharePoint by Bil Simser

I stumbled onto one of those "gotchas" you get with SharePoint. We were creating new document libraries based on user names in a domain. A change came in and we had to support multiple domains so a document library name would need a domain identifier...
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If ALT.NET were the movie Aliens... by Bil Simser

Dave Laribee would be Bishop . Ayende Rahien would be the bad ass Powerloader Ripley uses at the end of the movie to kick the Alien Queen's butt! Scott Bellware would be a male version of Vasquez . The strangest things spew forth from Twitter . Idea by...
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altnetpedia.com by Bil Simser

Looks like pr0n spam bots have airlifted in and wreaked havoc on the altnetpedia site . Our highly trained monkeys are looking to restore things back to normal so please chill in the lounge for awhile as we startup the silo. Thanks. Update: Thanks to...
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stackoverflow.HelloWorld(new stackoverflow.HelloWorld()) by Bil Simser

What happens when you get Jeff Atwood together with Joel Splosky and give them a microphone? You get a podcast where two guys chatter about life, the universe, and computers. The inaugural episode of the new podcast is alive and kicking on a new site...
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SharePoint A To Z - The Blog Series by Bil Simser

I'm embarking on a series of blog posts on SharePoint, that wonderful and whacky platform by Microsoft we all love to hate. In the series, I'll grab a single feature, tool, technology, or concept aligned to a letter in the alphabet (hence the SharePoint...
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Continuous Integration Feature Matrix by Bil Simser

This is just a post to direct people to the CI Feature Matrix that ThoughtWorks maintains. If you're up in the air about choosing a CI system, then this is the page for you. They maintain an unbiased view (their words, not mine) of all the CI systems...
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UI Exception Handling vs. AppDomain Exceptions by Bil Simser

I'm building an uber-exception handling system for all of our apps at work (basically handle unexpected exceptions and post them to out bug tracker, JIRA) and wanted to clear up some confusion on the differences between unhandled exceptions. As an FYI...
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