Learn. Teach. Share.

John P Alioto's blog.

May, 2010

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    Time to change again already?

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    A (quick) look back Hey!  Remember ‘98-‘99? I do!  We had a bit of a run-up if you recall … Will that ever happen again?  Beats me, but I’m probably not the right guy to ask!  I remember when Ask Jeevs went public. I went to the site...
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    Trusting your gut …

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    I’ve worked with a lot of guys with gray hair in my career.  And by “guys with gray hair”, I mean guys who have been doing software development for a very long time.  These are the type of guys that have such a breath and depth of experience...
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    Set specific port for ASP.NET Development Server …

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    Just a quick tip … if you get tired of the ASP.NET Development Server (the HTTP Server formerly known as Cassini ) deciding to start-up on whatever port it feels like using at the time, you can constrain that in the Properties of your Web Application...
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    Good Azure sites …

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    Check out AzureScope . It’s got some good best practices, benchmarks and some small code samples for developing on Azure . Also check out patterns & practices Windows Azure Guidance site and the WAAG - Part 1 - Release Candidate .
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    MSDN Looks Different (Who Moved My Cheese?)

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    I’ve recently been having a Who Moved My Cheese issue with MSDN.  Pages seem to have a new look.  For example, I was recently looking up how to do COM Automation (formerly “OLE Automation” and now just “Automation”) in Silverlight and specifically...
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    Do you know about Photosynth?

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    I didn’t until a friend pointed it out to me at the Web 2.0 Expo today.  Photosynth let’s you upload images in a zip file and stitches them together into a 3D view.  It’s very cool !
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    Some tools I highly recommend …

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    All are free or relatively inexpensive (the ones with a license fee are well worth it).  Most are excellent learning tools as well as productivity tools. LINQPad : I can’t say enough good things about this gem!  It’s a scratch pad for .NET applications...
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    Do you know about the Visual Studio Extension Manager?

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    I didn’t until I saw the great Scott Hanselman talk about it during DevDays 10 NL .  It’s under the tools tab … I searched it recently for “layer diagram” and found this little gem from P&P .  It’s got layer diagrams that model the architectures...
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    Architecture Explorer and DGML videos ...

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    Check out these videos on DGML and the Architecture Explorer. Really well done and informative.
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