Killer ASP.NET ninja coding monkeys do exist!
Sending XML data through WCF using System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message without using DataContractSerializer.
WCF - Windows Communication Foundation is a beautiful enterprise ready framework for developing service-oriented applications in .NET. They handle Synchronous and Asynchronous messages from one endpoint to another.
Getting Cisco's IPSEc VPN Client working on Windows 10
Cisco's IPSEC VPN client was (is still?) a staple VPN client for many enterprises. The problem is that Cisco stopped supporing the client prior to Windows 8.
WCF meet WSDL, WSDL meet WTF?
When developing enterprise SOA applications you will come accross the term: Contract First Development / Contract First Design. If you haven't heard of this term it is the act of creating your contracts (WSDL, XSD, Schemas etc.) before touching code. When working with multiple parties and connected systems this approach is the best approach because it forces everyone to use the same rules.
JQuery image Upload & refresh using an ASHX File part 2.
A bit ago I wrote a blog post about how to hook up a JQuery upload script go a page to asynchronously upload files to an ASHX page on a server.
JQuery image upload & refresh using an ASHX file.
I recently finished a solution that uploads an image to my server, and then displays the uploaded image to the user. this is all done “asynchrously”, and it’s within an update panel to boot.
Visio 2010 forward engineer add-in for office 2010
I have been scouring the internet for ages trying to see if there was a usable add-on for Visio 2010 that could export SQL Scripts. MS stopping putting that functionality in Visio since 2003 – which is a huge shame.
Java Script – Content delivery networks (CDN) can bite you in the butt.
As much as I love the new CDN’s that Google, Microsoft and a few others have publically released, there are some strong gotchas that could come up and bite you in the ass if you’re not careful. But before we jump into that, for those that are not 100% sure what a CDN is (besides Canadian).
We call them software factories
When I first started designing and architecting online applications, we decided to move custom settings from a database to an XML file for more versatile settings for our customers. With hundreds of agencies using our system, we needed to have the ability to easily and quickly change settings on a customers website without making core-code changes, XML allowed this. However, a year after we released we found issues with this setup.
Microsoft Expressions – Web Super Preview
So Here I am trying to figure out how to test my application in IE6, IE7, IE8 and the rest of the plethora of browsers. Aside from the fact that my customers still use IE6… … I couldn’t find a computer / RDP / VM Machine that has IE6 on it. Through my searching, I found this beauty:
Hosts file auto updated to IP v6…
We had an issue today at work. A few developer machines couldn’t debug any ASP.NET 2.0 web application. After an hour of looking, we found out that some of our host files had the entry: