Archive for the ‘Quaility’ Category

The LinqDataSource and the Hidden Viewstate

Yesterday I thought I’d learn about the LinqDataSource in ASP.Net 3.5, and got an interesting surprise. The new LinqDataSource can also be used with a LINQ-to-SQL model to perform updates. You simply add the DataSource to your page, set the table name, and set EnableUpdate to true. Then, using a standard DataControl, you can make [...]

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Efficient Software Development with Visual Studio Team System 2008

I was recently asked to do some research and give a presentation about using Visual Studio Team System 2008. I thought I’d experiment with Slideshare.net and post it here. The presentation was for a large corporation, and will possibly not come across as being very useful for an online presentation. I have been working on [...]

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Are you keeping up with software development?

DotNetRocks, the internet talkshow for .Net developers, has a great show about development changes over the past 20 years. Carl Franklin interviews Kathleen Dollard, who has put a list of changes together, and is publishing them online. If you want to know where you currently stand in your software development, you want to listen to [...]

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Qualities of a .Net Application Design

I’m often asked to produce design documents for new applications. I can’t do this without discussing the advantages and disadvantages to each part of the design. A great way to do this is to focus on the desired qualities of the system you’re trying to build. Define the qualities you are trying to achieve, and [...]

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