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My Foray Into Weblogging. Using this to store interesting items for later review.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

VS 2005 Web Application Project

Microsoft has recently released an add-on tool for Visual Studio 2005 for Web Application Projects, instead of developing Web Site projects in the original released version. This is not just a rehash of VS2003 Web Application Project, but rewritten and supported for VS 2005 VB/C#. It will be added in VS2005 SP1 later this year. This new project type supports building (faster) single assembly compilation, edit and continue in the web project, and supporting test-driven development tools.

These are some links where to download this, descriptions and a couple interesting blogs describing pros and cons.

  • Microsoft's ASP.NET site for Web Application Project (induding download links for the setup and an update to VS2005 that must be installed first.

  • MSDN VS Developer Center's Introduction to Web Application Projects

  • Scott Guthrie's Web Application Project site, including VB and C# tutorials and known issues. (Scott is General Manager in MS Developer Division
    Scott Guthrie's blog, for updates

  • ASP.Net VS2005 WAP Forum: FAQ and Known Issues

  • Peter Johnson's interesting blog article on his Pros and Cons
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    Monday, June 19, 2006

    DLL Help Database

    Microsoft DLL Help Database

    Microsoft doesn't seem to link to this from Technet or MSDN sites anymore. Just putting this here to have a quick link to find it.


    Tuesday, June 13, 2006

    Know Dot Net - Migration - Creating Services in .NET

    Know Dot Net - Migration - Creating Services in .NET
    Create FileWatcher service in .Net. Uses .Net FileSystemWatcher class and using it in a service project. Will be useful @ F&S


    Friday, June 09, 2006

    Have Data Will Travel : Whither IMDB?

    Have Data Will Travel : Whither IMDB?
    Interesting article from Roger Wolter as to why Microsoft dropped the idea of In-Memory Databases from Windows 2000 Server. At the time, having used MTS Shared Property Manager in several applications, I was really looking forward to using IMDB when it was announced. MS dropped it last minute, but promised it for an Application Center product they would come out with. But IMDB never saw light outside of MS. Here's why. Thanks Roger.


    Monday, June 05, 2006

    SQL Server Forums at - Article: Presentation: What I Wish Developers Knew About SQL Server

    Sunday, June 04, 2006

    Neno Loje's Treasury : Provide Role-Based Access and Control using Authorization Manager (AzMan)

    Thursday, June 01, 2006

    SQL Intellisense, Intellisense for SQL Server - SQL Prompt

    SQL Intellisense, Intellisense for SQL Server - SQL Prompt

    Apparently, MS dropped intellisense support from SQL Server 2005 Managment Studio, as they could not "get it right". Red-gate has bought the code for it, tried to do some fixes, and has released it as SQL Prompt product.

    Some user rave about it, some are saying not quite ready for primetime. So Red-gate (to their credit), has made the current version a free download, while they work on a complete rewrite, version 3.

    Worth trying, at least since its free.