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Real-world SignalR example, ditching ghetto long polling
One of the highlights of BUILD last week was the announcement that SignalR, a framework for real-time client to server (or cloud, if you will) communication, would be a real supported thing now with the weight of Microsoft behind it. Love the open source...
Rebuilding CoasterBuzz, Part II: Hot data objects
This is the second post, originally from my personal blog , in a series about rebuilding one of my Web sites, which has been around for 12 years. More: Part I: Evolution, and death to WCF After the rush to get moving on stuff, I temporarily lost interest...
Any bets on whether or not JavaScriptSerializer will really be obsolete?
Anyone who does a bit AJAXy goodness knows that it's nice and easy to transport simple objects and arrays back and forth to your server as JSON pieces. And hey, if you're doing it right, trying not to be uber chatty and keep it all zippy, you probably...
ASP.NET AJAX in Action: Awesome!
I haven't bought a programming book in awhile, but I was getting the itch to start reading something a little more in depth to engage my head and perhaps inspire a little. Blogs and other sites just don't offer the kind of depth that a good book can....
New Digg comments better, commenters are what sucks, forum threading, AJAX
I love Digg for a lot of reasons, but the problem is that stories and comments are not dug or buried for their merit, people do so based on whether or not they agree with it. For the comment system in particular, that makes it broken. The new comment...
AJAX woes in Safari
I'm really frustrated right now with some issues we're having with the AJAX framework and Safari. Our stats show that's about 5% of our market, so naturally we can't ignore it. We dynamically render a series of controls and validators (the compatible...
Posted: Jun 19 2007, 03:40 PM by Jeff | with 6 comment(s)
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How xhtmlconformance kicked my ass
This morning I started combing through every config file on two servers that I mentioned in my last post . Eventually, I found this in the root app of the second machine that was giving us problems: <xhtmlConformance mode="Legacy"/> I think I knew...
Why is down NOW?
Why in the world would they be updating the site right now, during the business day? Probably because I need it right now more than ever.
Posted: May 16 2007, 10:57 AM by Jeff | with 4 comment(s)
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A tale of two ASP.NET AJAX approaches
I was working on a project where I wanted to do some nifty AJAXy stuff tonight. I've actually been messing with it for a few nights now, and today I got frustrated with the way things were going so I almost started over. The idea was simple: Allow...
Posted: Apr 13 2007, 10:50 PM by Jeff | with no comments
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An ASP.NET AJAX "ah ha" moment
I've been forcing myself to focus on really diving into the meat of the ASP.NET AJAX framework, and today I had a breakthrough moment. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the framework allows you to declaratively contain normal...
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