April 2006 - Posts

I finally get a podcast out - #49 - SecureTextBox and other bits and pieces
Sunday, April 30, 2006 2:51 PM
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 (http://www.theglavs.com)
      • Web Deployment projects. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/reference/infrastructure/wdp/default.aspx)
        • 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. (http://webproject.scottgu.com/)
        • 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 http://www.theglavs.com/DownloadItem.aspx?FileID=46

Upcoming discussions

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

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Atlas, caching & CodeCampOz
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:08 PM

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.

I caught up with Brian Davis who sat in on my last Atlas presentation and mentioned he had some issues where the Atlas client libraries were not cached. He got back to me after further investigations on his part and let me know what was going on. I thought it was worth mentioning so have reproduced it below. Thanks to Brian for the info.

When the web.config contains debug="true", any scripts referenced by a WebResources line (ie. deployed via WebResources.axd) will NOT be cached. When debug="false", these scripts are all cached. This is obviously typical of your production settings, but its worth remembering so you know to expect the different behavior in the different scenarios. Check out Scott Guthries blog entry ( http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/04/11/442448.aspx )for more detail on the subject.

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ASP.NET Podcast - Book Edition - show #48 - Jim Minatel
Saturday, April 22, 2006 1:12 AM

ASP.NET Podcast Show #48 - Jim Minatel

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Show Notes

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CodeCampOz, Atlas Demos and "The Book"
Thursday, April 20, 2006 11:37 PM

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.

I am still unsure of how much XML Script/Declarative script demo to do in the deep dive Atlas session. Obviously there needs to be some but I dont want to get too bogged down in it given the limited time. If you have an opinion on this (ie. lots, a brief look, none at all etc.) then I'd love to hear from you.

I have submitted my 2nd last chapter after author review for the Beginning AJAX in ASP.NET book and have onl 1 more to submit. Almost there....

My 2nd Chapter (Chapter 4) is done.
Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:47 AM

Chapter 4 (my second chapter) for the soon to be released book on AJAX in ASP.NET is done, author reviewed and submitted. Only 2 to go.

I have to try and find some time to really get my Atlas presentation up to scratch. I have a little over a week before I have to present at CodeCampOz.

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ASP.NET Podcast - Double Whammy - Shaun Walker, Rob Howard & Scott W.
Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:44 AM

ASP.NET Podcast Show #46 & #47 - Shaun Walker, Rob Howard, and ScottW - Web Portals

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?


Download Show #46 - Shaun Walker of DNN.
Download Show #47 - Rob Howard and ScottW of Community Server.

Upcoming Code Camps:

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ASP.NET Podcast Show #45 - Thomas Lewis and Keith Smith
Monday, April 10, 2006 3:50 PM

Wally squeezes out another show with some good interviews. Keith Smith and Thomas Lewis.

Apologies up front for some of the sound quality.

ASP.NET Podcast Show #45 - Thomas Lewis and Keith Smith



Show Notes:

  • Interview with Thomas Lewis and Keith Smith while at Mix.
  • Rob Roach is the most recent winner.
  • Contracts, Contracts, Contracts (warning, Keith and the Girl is not Podsafe).
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Wallace McClure - The podcast factory - show #44 with Rob Scoble
Sunday, April 9, 2006 8:29 PM

Wally pumps out yet another show. This one is an interview with "he whose name shall be blogged". Yes, Robert Scoble.

BTW, I have actually done some podcast content which should be i an upcoming show soon.

ASP.NET Podcast Show #44 - Rob Scoble



ASP.NET Podcast URL.

Show Notes:

Catching up with Wally
Saturday, April 1, 2006 4:02 PM

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:


ASP.NET Show #41 - Orlando Code Camp Round Table Discussion



Show Notes:

  • Orlando Round Table Discussion.
  • Jessica Sterner's Birthday during the Code Camp.

ASP.NET Podcast Show #42 - Brad Abrams

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Podcast Site: http://aspnetpodcast.com/CS11/blogs/asp.net_podcast/archive/2006/03/29/158.aspx

Show Notes.


ASP.NET Podcast Show #43 - All Wally, All the Time (1000th blog post)

ASP.NET Podcast site url: http://aspnetpodcast.com/CS11/blogs/asp.net_podcast/archive/2006/03/31/159.aspx



Show Notes:

  • Wally's 1000th Blog Entry
  • Where has Wally's blog been.
  • Erik Porter's idea.
  • Themes of the blog.
    • Scaling the web spider up.
    • Using it with Yukon.
    • .NET Whidbey and Yukon.
    • AJAX/Atlas.
    • Soon to start an IIS7 them.
  • April Fools Day Jokes.
  • I want your feedback!
  • More shows from Mix coming up.


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