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Archives / 2004 / July
  • YukonXML

    Tags: General

    YukonXML is a new site dedicated to SQL 2005.I believe they will change their name soon or later :-)  more

  • Python for .Net

    Tags: .NET

    If you aree interested by Python and .Net check the new IronPython project.IronPython-0.6.zip released on July 28, 2004   more

  • Image Map control

    Tags: .NET

    If you can't wait Asp.Net 2.0 for an image map control, you can download this one (shareware)Image Map FeaturesThe image map controls allow you to define hot spots on an image and perform an action … more

  • .Text become Community Server :: Blogs

    Tags: .NET

    Scott Watermasysk join Telligent Systems, and .Text becomes Community Server :: Blogs.Personally I prefer .Text. The new name woul not be easy to fit in a logo :-)Check this page for more infos. By … more

  • .Net success story

    Tags: General

    Always good to mention some godd case study.Check AnandTech story and their migration from ColdFusion to .Net.  more

  • Redirect module

    Tags: .NET, General

    Reading Fritz Onion, I just discovered this nice module to help redirecting URLS using a config files.The entries can use also regular expressions.Read moreDownload  more

  • Unfounded fears of 70%

    Tags: .NET

    I think that ASP.Net 2.0 will help newbies to embark on the .Net boat. But it surely not going to reduce our time. IMHO it would be unprofessional to let .Net doing everything without any tune up. … more

  • More web controls in ASP.Net 2.0

    Tags: .NET

    Very please to see that Microsoft has included more web controls in ASP.Net 2.0Welcome to new members:- ImageMap control. This is great, I can now dynamically manipulate different hotspots on an … more

  • Code inline or Code behind ?

    Tags: .NET

    Well this post is just my opinion, and I am sure this will not change Microsoft view on the subject.I have some concerns on the choice made in ASP.Net 2.0 to set the code inline by default. I am ok … more

  • Migrating from ASP.NET 1.x to ASP.NET 2.0

    Tags: .NET

    I know it's in one year, and I still have a lot to do with the current version, but if you are interested or just curious, read this article on MSDN about the migration job required for the new … more

  • Asp.Net HTML Templates

    Tags: .NET

    Found this template solution on Joel.Net. Interesting.OverviewI searched long and hard all over the net for an HTML templating engine with little luck. Most of the HTML templating engines I found … more

  • And the culprit is ...

    Tags: .NET

    I was so happy yesterday to found a solution to the General Network Error.However this morning, I still received few of them, so I decided to find the culprit.And I got it, it's the Data Application … more

  • A good switch to help a developer being happy

    Tags: General

    Wahoo, I just finished to install my four brand new switches to replace the good but basic 3Com hubs.Why I am so happy ? I finally get rid of the infamous 'General Network Error' is the pooling was … more

  • MSDN August content

    Tags: .NET

    Cool, surely the best MSDN package of the year (until SQL 2005 Beta)MSDN Operating Systems, Professional, Enterprise, and UniversalEnglish0 MSDNĀ® Subscription Index - August 2004 (English)2726 … more

  • When too much security kill security

    Tags: General

    This story just happens to me. I host one project with a UK company (UK hosting).Reliable, nothing to complain about until last week. For some unknown reasons, I couldn't have access to the database … more

  • dScribe 1.42

    Tags: Project dScribe

    I am pleased to announce a new dScribe release. The main changes concern the Sections Editing.After some usability testing, the way it was done until now was not working well. So if you use dScribe, … more

  • Microsoft Research tour in Channel 9

    Tags: General

    Great visit of the MS lab. Glad to meet Lili Cheng, who show some incredible stuff happening there.Lili if you want my resume let me know :-))  more

  • New Ipod :-)

    Tags: General, Gizmos

    It's official now ! New Ipod has been launched by Apple.Prices are goofd news too. $399 for a 40Gb :-)  more

  • Visual Studio 2005 family: the differences

    Tags: .NET

    This table on MSDN show the differences between the different members of the VS 2005 family.Few things I noticed:1 - Visual Express don't have a full support for add-ins. If it's true it a big … more

  • MyIE2 is now Maxthon

    Tags: General

    I missed this news recently but my favourite browser change its name to Maxthon. Not sure I like this new name, but it's still the best IE compatible browser.  more

  • New Sony Ericsson P910 announced

    Tags: Gizmos

    Bugger, just when I just bought a P900, a new one is there already at the door.I am not really sure about the Qwerty keyboard on the back of the flip cover.More memory, more colors.  more

  • PHP 5.0.0

    Tags: General

    PHP 5.0.0 is finally released. Via TechGuru  more

  • Living in a Startrek apartment :-)

    Tags: General, Gizmos

    This is so cool :-)A company 24th Century Design (surely Janeway is the boss there) can create a full replica of the Enterprise, but as an apartment. Way to go but for 1 million bucks (surely I can … more

  • Polymorphism and real world application

    Tags: .NET

    I am looking for some nice articles on polymorphism using real world applications (Finances, Web app, Sales, etc...).I want to see and improve my coding practice, but I always believe in a nice real … more

  • SQL 2005 new book

    Tags: .NET, General

    I think it might be the first book on SQL 2005 .Book DescriptionBe the first to master SQL Server 2005's breakthrough database development capabilitiesFew technologies have been as eagerly … more

  • Apple employees 'will blog in revolt'

    Tags: General

    For one time Microsoft lead the blogsphere, and Apple employees are unhappy.July 14 - 12:08 EDT   Micro Persuasion's Steve Rubel has written an article on the lack of blogs penned by Apple … more

  • Murach's C#

    Tags: .NET

    It's nice to see that small editors are catching on the success of .Net and produce such great books.Now the latest one I bought yesterday is called Murach's C#, written by Joel Murach edited by Mike … more

  • Irish programmer lifts MSDN security crown

    Tags: .NET

    Congratulations ! You see Irish can be good in security (even Matt and Lorenzo if they use 1234 as a password ;-))) Eamon O'Tuathail, an Irish software developer, has triumphed in the … more

  • I still have one of those :-)

    Tags: Gizmos

    This is so freaking cool, NewTen to let you connecting a Newton to Mac OSX and install packages.Yes I still have a Newton, but I don't know if it's still working. worth to try it anyway :-)  more

  • [dScribe] Test with .Net 2.0

    Tags: .NET, Project dScribe

    I am delighted to announce that I have dScribe running perfectly well with .Net 2.0 Beta. Maybe I am the first to have a CMS running under .Net 2.0 :-))I used Visual 2005 Beta  1 to build a test … more

  • dScribe 1.4A Release

    Tags: .NET, Project dScribe

    I am happy to announce the immediate release of dScribe 1.4A.This version passed the test from one of my colleagues who is not known for saying 'yes it's good' too fast, but hey there he was … more

  • Sad news for PearPC

    Tags: General

    PearPC is the Apple emulator for Windows (and Linux).It has been confirmed that Tiger OS X will run on it. But just read some sad news on their site:Yesterday evening at 23:00 one of my best friends, … more

  • I3HTree

    Tags: .NET

    Another Tree view in ASP.Net but with a twist: the data are loaded only on request, when you expand a node.Check Codeproject for the article  more

  • SQL Express 2005 Beta 1, a release failure ?

    Tags: General

    I just wonder if SQL Express 2005 Beta 1 is not finally a big mistake, kind of failure in the Microsoft marketing world.I read more and more blogs about the difficulty everybody experience with … more

  • .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 and 1.1 SP1 Technical Preview

    Tags: .NET

    Thanks to Rob Caron for this link on the ,Net SP1. Great resources page, and at last we can have the details of what changes we can expect.<rant>This should have been addressed and annunced by … more

  • UploadDialog

    Tags: .NET

    Another nice control for ASP.Net !UploadDialog (seems to be free to download), let you have the same Wondows ShellOpen dialog for your ASP.Net pages. Also cross-browser, so you should having no  … more

  • Where is SQL Server 2005 Beta 1 aka Yukon ??

    Tags: .NET, General

    OK like everybody I see a lot on SQL Server Express Beta 1. But where is the father, I mean SQL Server 2005 Beta 1 ?Not an official word from Microsoft, nothing on the blog. May I suspect some … more

  • Lookout

    Tags: General

    If you're looking for a good search tool to use with Outlook, don't go too far, try Lookout (free tool).Easy to use, and fast. Lookout can also index your My Documents folder.[Click on the image to … more

  • Office Space Wars :-)

    Tags: General

    I wonder if working for Microsoft is close to what you see in Office Space War !  more

  • What's so great about generics

    Tags: .NET

    Anders Hejlsberg talks about one of the biggest new feature in the next version of C#: generics.Clear and great explanations.Now playing: Pat Helland - Speculative Retrospective  more

  • New iMac in September

    Tags: General

    This time it's official because for the first time in computer history a company admit publicly to be late in their promises:Apple has stopped taking orders for the current iMac as we begin the … more

  • AutoPatcher

    Tags: General

    This is a great idea but licensing can be a problem as Larry Seltzer say in this post:"In my latest column I complain about Microsoft's failure to provide good offline patching systems and describe … more

  • .Net known bugs list

    Tags: .NET

    Regarding the .Net 1.1 service pack, maybe they fixed some of the bugs reported on this post (list provided by Stefano Demiliano).However Simon Hewitt send me this comment today about a SOAP bug: … more

  • Managing the .Net version from IIS

    Tags: .NET

    I posted few days ago about some conflicts between .Net 1.1 and .Net 2.0 Beta when you try to debug from VS 2003 a standard application.Adrian Florea commented with a nice solution:"Try to set … more

  • Gif issue resolved :-)

    Tags: .NET

    A great thanks to Paul Nicholls who pointed me to the right solution. This is absolutely brilliant the way a community can work.Apparently the culprit is GDI which use a web safe colours palette when … more

  • Don't try to sell you Gmail invites

    Tags: General

    "According to Google's new policy, altered Monday, the Web search company prohibits Gmail subscribers from selling, trading or transferring the free e-mail accounts "for any unauthorized commercial … more

  • What are the changes in .Net 1.1 SP1 ?

    Tags: .NET

    I posted about this two days ago, but I still can't find any information regarding the content of .Net 1.1 SP1.I installed it on few machines. I notice absoluty no changes in the framework behavior.I … more

  • Google personalized search beta

    Tags: General

    Jason Mauss mention the new Google search service. Well as usual with this kind of thing, I am always suspicious regarding the privacy policy.This tool look like a giant spyware, so I am not sure … more

  • [dScribe] Work in progress

    Tags: .NET, General, Project dScribe

    For those interested dScribe (Content Management System) is now very close to completion for a major release, the version 1.4.The list of new features is quite long, but here we go with some … more

  • Some user controls

    Tags: .NET

    You can find on Piasi.org a lot of controls. Most of hem are indeed Javascript script embedded in a user control. None are really exceptional, maybe just the fact that they are server side controls, … more

  • Visual 2005 beta available on MSDN

    Tags: .NET

    Hey guys can you stop your download on MSDN, the time I can do mine (Just joking, but it's really busy now on MSDN :-)))  more

  • Gifs issue with GDI

    Tags: .NET

    I received some comments on my issue with Gifs and GDI+.I think I was not clear enough. What I am building is a kind of image gallery where users upload different images(Gif, JPEG). My comparison was … more

  • MSN Search

    Tags: General

    The new Google-like search by Microsoft can be tried here. UPDATE : Well too sloooow :-)   more

  • Code4fun new article

    Tags: .NET

    Ducan Mackenzie explain how to determine the difference between two dates.Figure 1. Just can't wait for Halo 2 to come out? Torture yourself with this running countdown that shows you just how far … more

  • My gifs are too noisy

    Tags: .NET

    I need some help. I wrote some code to pull some images from a database and write them on a web page. Nothing special, the code is working well, except for one very annoying thing.The pictures in Gif … more