Archives / 2006 / April
  • I finally get a podcast out - #49 - SecureTextBox and other bits and pieces

    I finally manage to get a podcast done. I talk a bit about my SecurePasswordTextBox control which is proving quite popular and some ASP.NET items. Hope you enjoy it.



      • What have I been doing lately
        • Finished all the chapters on the book, now into Author review stage
        • 4th Dan black belt
        • Kneecap popped out
        • Trying to keep up with Wally's pace of podcasting.
        • Playing my XBox360
      • Technical Stuff
        • The release of the Atlas March CTP
          • great improvements like support for gadgets
          • Web service bridging - accessing web services outside of your originating domain
          • Agility controls
          • Alas eabling my site (
        • Web Deployment projects. (
          • Deployment of resource files. Precompiled means you cant selectively deploy just resource file, meaning you have to deploy the whole site just for a resource file update.
        • Web application projects. (
          • VS2003 like project system
          • Source control advantages
          • Compilation advantages
        • SecurePasswordTextBox control.
          • Uses the .Net V2 SecureString class.
    • This control adds directly to a securestring instance – no managed string instance.

    • Available with full source code at

    Upcoming discussions

    ·         Request/Response compression for standard web services as well as all WSE3 based services.


  • Atlas, caching & CodeCampOz

    Well CodeCampOz is a done deal. I was lucky enough to do 2 presentations on Atlas, one an Intro talk, and the other a little more detailed. Both seemed to be received well.


  • CodeCampOz, Atlas Demos and "The Book"

    CodeCampOz is almost here (April 23rd/24th in Wagga Wagga - New South Wales Australia for you non aussies) and I have 2 presentations to give. The first one is a Intro to Atlas and will cover the main concepts with some simple demos. The 2nd is more of a deep dive into Atlas. Both presentations are pretty short (approx 50 minutes is all we have) so its important to get things across quickly but clearly.


  • ASP.NET Podcast - Double Whammy - Shaun Walker, Rob Howard & Scott W.

    Yes, this is a double post about two new shows being available for the price of one.  What a deal.  How could anyone want more?  And it comes with a money back guarantee.  If you don't like the shows, we will give you a 100% refund on what you have paid us for this show.  How can you go wrong with that?


  • Catching up with Wally

    Its hard keeping up with Wally. As a result, he has pumped out podcasts like a machine which I have not kept track of. Here are the last couple of ASP.NET podcasts for your listening pleasure. I have been meaning to do one soon as I have a store of stuff to talk about, but I am struggling with time at the moment. At any rate, here they are: