My .NET news portal is offline, once again. This time, my hoster has explained me that the MySQL database that is used by the PHP-Nuke engine is corrupted, and that they' are investigating.
It's really time for me to move to the ASP.NET Community Starter Kit. I've worked on this migration last sunday, but it's still in progress. Thanks to this book, I'm now close to my goal.
[Update] Good news, my hoster has been able to restore the MySQL database. I left the parking static page, just in case... ;-))
The "Route 64" roadshow was in Los Angeles yesterday and will be in Boston tomorrow. The team was in Paris for a full day presenting the Microsoft 64 Bit Platform and Strategy on May 12th. I was there and I presented the session about managed code on Windows 64 Bit.
I wanted to widen the audience and I wrote the first of a serie of articles in French to introduce and present the platform. You can find this article here in French. An English translation is in works - thanks to Regis ;-)
It's the fourth .NET Framework based RSS aggregator that I try and adopt.
I first began with the first version of RssBandit when it came out as a code sample for an MSDN Magazine article. It was really simplistic, and the features were really limited. Then I moved to Syndirella which I used for a long time. Then I felt in love with SharpReader, but a couple of months back, I switched from SharpReader to RSSBandit 1.2 which is really nice on my home PC since SharpReader - for some obscure reasons - ate too much RAM with all the feeds I subscribed to.
Until this morning, my default reader was RSSBandit 220.127.116.11 on all my machines, but I've just tested a new one called Sauce Reader from Synop, and I think I like it. Though it's free for personal use, if I decide to keep it after four weeks of tests, I think that I'll buy a licence from those guys. It's pretty cheap and this nice work has to be encouraged.
This is the occasion for me to mention something I have observed on my machines, and I'd like to have a feedback on your personal experiences on that matter: from the four .NET based RSS aggregators that I've mentionned previously, I've experienced very different memory usage levels, and on some of them, I've has problems because of a poor UI responsiveness. Did you experiment the same?