May 2009 - Posts

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Speaking in Southern California on Silverlight 3 and ASP.NET MVC – June 1st, 2nd and 3rd by dwahlin

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Pivots to the Rescue – Providing Flexible SQL Server Queries by dwahlin

One of the projects my company is currently working on has a requirement to be able to store timesheet data in a more flexible manner.  The existing Access forms application is being converted to Silverlight 3 and has a fairly rigid (albeit standard...
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Encrypting Data in .NET Applications by dwahlin

I’ve had several people ask me lately about encrypting data in .NET. I’m not sure why the question has come up a lot recently, but it’s definitely something good to know if you have any sensitive data that needs to be stored. .NET provides two main encryption...
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Video: Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 1.0 by dwahlin

I had the opportunity to speak at the Best of Mix 09 Phoenix event with Tim Heuer and Rob Bagby and had a lot of fun hanging out with everyone. I was the last talk and due to time constraints didn’t get a chance to cover everything I had hoped to cover...
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ASP.NET MVC Code and Slides for Best of Mix 09 Presentation by dwahlin

The code and slides from my ASP.NET MVC vs. Web Forms talk at the Best of Mix 09 – Phoenix event can be downloaded below.  The .zip file contains a sample application created by Microsoft Evangelist Daniel Egan as well as a set of ASP.NET MVC samples...
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Early Version of New Song – Need Some Lyrical Help by dwahlin

I’ve written and recorded a lot of songs over the years but never released them until I felt they were close to finished (mixed, mastered, proper effects, etc.).  I’ve had an early version of a new song I’m working on sitting here for a few months...
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Free WPF Training Event in Phoenix – June 5th and 6th by dwahlin

Microsoft’s putting on a free WPF training event in the Phoenix, AZ area that I thought I’d announce.  For those that haven’t already seen it or registered you can get more details here .  Update: The registration screen makes it sound like...
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Emulating the UpdatePanel in ASP.NET MVC 1.0 with AjaxHelper by dwahlin

I just finished up a client application based on ASP.NET MVC 1.0 and thought I’d blog about some of the things I really liked.  If you didn’t catch my earlier post titled 5 Reasons You Should Take a Closer Look at ASP.NET MVC and are interested in...
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Best of MIX Phoenix Event on May 18th – Speaking with Rob Bagby and Tim Heuer by dwahlin

One of the main reasons I enjoy working in the world of technology is that I’m never bored.  Something new is always coming out which keeps things challenging and fun at the same time.  If you’re interested in keeping up with some of the latest...
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Using jQuery with Client-Side Data Binding Templates by dwahlin

A few weeks back I posted about a JavaScript data binding template solution that I’ve been using that makes it easy to bind JSON data to a client-side template without having to write a lot of JavaScript code.  One of the people that commented on...
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