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Jess Chadwick describes how to integrate the ASP.NET AJAX framework with ASP.NET MVC. With a few tricks up his sleeve, Jess makes it easier than it seems.

Jess is "Lead Code Monkey" at Infragistics, president of the New Jersey .NET User Group and contributor to the Code Camp Server project.


Are You a Crackpot?

I ran across the "Crackpot Index" and thought it was hilarious. This is a quiz of sorts you can take to see if your scientific theory propels you into true crackpot status.

Sometimes I think we need something like this for the development community ;)

Below are some of my favorites:

  • 5 points for each such statement that is adhered to despite careful correction
  • 10 points for each claim that quantum mechanics is fundamentally misguided (without good evidence)
  • 10 points for mailing your theory to someone you don't know personally and asking them not to tell anyone else about it, for fear that your ideas will be stolen
  • 10 points for each statement along the lines of "I'm not good at math, but my theory is conceptually right, so all I need is for someone to express it in terms of "equations"
  • 20 points for naming something after yourself. (E.g., talking about the "The Evans Field Equation" when your name happens to be Evans.)
  • 30 points for suggesting that Einstein, in his later years, was groping his way towards the ideas you now advocate
  • 40 points for claiming that the "scientific establishment" is engaged in a "conspiracy" to prevent your work from gaining its well-deserved fame, or suchlike.
  • 50 points for claiming you have a revolutionary theory but giving no concrete testable predictions.

You can read all 37 criteria here.

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