Visual Studio Magazine has a nice article that gives a good intro and 360-degree view of MS’s “cloud” data services offerings. These are now available for use via the VS 2008 / .NET 3.5 SP1 release. http://visualstudiomagazine.com/features/article.aspx?editorialsid=2469 There are a lot of individual, but related offerings coming from MS under the “… Data Services” umbrella.... Continue Reading →
I found a pretty nice webcast on LINQ to SQL from Teched. It's a 400 level session that goes into some of the challenges in creating "real world" applications with LINQ to SQL. http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2008/webcasts/TLA402/#9 Tony discusses a few different "real world" scenarios: 1. Using LINQ to SQL with a distributed, service-based system. 2. Handling change... Continue Reading →
There's an issue with WCF proxies that is starting to get some (negative) attention. It has to do with the fact that WCF proxies can throw an exception when they are disposed. There are a number of posts on the net about this, so I won't go into details here. Microsoft has an article on... Continue Reading →
I just signed up on Twitter. It looks kinda fun. http://twitter.com/nathanaw
John Nastase sent me the following information on ViewState. I found it very helpful in understanding the inner workings. http://weblogs.asp.net/infinitiesloop/archive/2006/08/03/Truly-Understanding-Viewstate.aspx The article is pretty in depth, but it explains things very well. Definitely worth a read. Thanks John!
One of the “Desert Island” picks from a recent “This Week on Channel9” episode mentioned a pretty cool utility that lets you share a keyboard and mouse between two computers without using a KVM switch. It’s a software based solution that you run on the primary and any other computers that you’re sharing. You can... Continue Reading →