July 2004 - Posts
Are you new to the .NET community? Not sure where to start? Perhaps a little intimidated by the seamlessly never ending advanced topics by advanced users who have been programming with .NET since the beta days a few years back?
If yes, then sorry, you missed the boat, give up now!
No seriously, if you are newbie to .NET and are looking for some guidance then you should probably keep your eyes on F. Scott Barker at DotNetJunkies.com. Scott is trying to tap into the niche of virgin .NET users and has started a column that has these goals in mind…
- Find out just how cool .NET can be.
- Learn basics about .NET.
- Ask questions, and have them posted the following month with answers.
- Let current DotNetJunkies talk about their favorite areas of .NET with tips for newcomers.
- Read information about pitfalls to watch out for, and solutions for common issues.
- Give topic ideas, and have them covered at a new developer's level.
- Be presented with topics that cover their issues, but also inspire to push into the next level."
You can have a look at his first article here.
Good luck, but you've been warned. .NET is addicting and likely to drive you mad!
You can download some sample chapters here.
Just finished reading A First Look at ASP.NET v2.0. Overall I thought the book was well presented and quite concise. I guess this is what I was expecting from a book about software that has not even gotten out of Beta yet! Do not expect this book to go into great detail about anything because it does not. What it will do, is give you a synopsis of the new features coming to ASP.NET v2.0. If you have a liberal book budget and want a good resource written by quality authors then this book is one that I certainly recommend.
There are not to many hard core developers I know that code without headphones on. I know for me, coding and tunes go “hand in hand” like beer and pizza, divorce and bankruptcy, complexity and confusion, Scoble and blogging, even Timberlake and Janet's boob (uhh..Actually I guess that is “boob in hand“). I digress.
So what music inspires you to right killer code?
I like Pink Floyd - The Division Bell, and Cyrus likes to code listening to Portishead. What about you?
So I was all geeked up to start playing with VS.NET 2005 Beta 1.... Not so fast there bud...
I start Studio up, create a new web site and enter some text on the Default.aspx page. I then start the app.
BANG! I am presented with the Page cannot be displayed error. After disabling the friendly error messages in IE I determine that I am getting the following error: [code=CANT_CONNECT_LOOPBACK] Cannot connect due to potential loopback problems
After a bit of searching around I find out that I can do the following to correct the problem:
1. In Internet Explorer, choose Tools->Internet Options.
2. Click the Connections tab.
3. Click the LAN Settings button.
4. Uncheck the "Automatically detect settings" box, click OK and then click OK.
Now everything works fine! Go figure???
Can anyone explain to me what is going on here? Has anyone else experienced something similar?