I just saw this MSDN article on XML Tools. I have already been looking into most of these, but there were a few new ones for me. Having all of these in one spot is great.
While I'm pointing to MSDN articles, how about these:
Ahh, so many toys, so little time...
I grabbed DonXML's CSS Enhancement code, now that I have it working I'll have to customise it some time... just so busy right now.
I'll try to post more soon!
Lutz Roeder has posted yet another update to .NET Reflector, I consider this tool a must-have if you want to learn anything about how to do cool stuff in .NET.
If you're like me and you ever wonder "how did they do that?", this is your tool to find out.
Well, that was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
I'm now a MCP, and all I got was this piece of paper... oh wait, they're gonna send me a card or something, and I guess I can put those letters after my name now?
The test exams that came on the CD with the MSPress book was rather misleading, I barely got any questions on syntax, unlike the sample exams where almost half of them were on syntax of connection strings, page directives, registering components, format of the web.config/machine.config etc.
Anyway, on to the next challenge, should I do SQL, Windows Apps, XML Web Services, or Solution Architecture?
I find out tomorrow!
I'll be finding out tomorrow, as that is when I'm going for my ASP.NET exam (070-315), all being well I'll be Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
One thing I have noticed while preparing for this test is that (at least in the test exams on the CD) a majority of the questions are all about memorising syntax. What's with that? When I'm working, I don't memorise the syntax for everything, I work with way too many technologies. That's what the MSDN Library is for, or Intellisense in VS.NET.
My other gripe is that around half of the questions seem to be about SQL Server (not that I mind, I know SQL Server pretty well too), but is my knowledge of a specific database technology really a good guide to how well I can create ASP.NET pages/sites?
My general opinion is that this exam doesn't really mean much, but I reserve the right to change my opinion after the exam.