Shawn Cicoria

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  • Blog Post: Turning off the Visual Studio “Attach to process” security warning…

    When you’re urnning under x64 you have to affect 1 addition spot in the registry to disable this warning – which clearly should only be done by folks that know what they’re doing. NOTE: affecting the registry can be harmful – do so at your own risk. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 Windows Registry...
  • Blog Post: Additional Mime Types in Visual Studio 2010 Development Web Server

    While the development server in Visual Studio 2010 is great for most work, it does have 1 shortcoming in that if you start adding content types that are not part of the base set of known Mime types built in, you won’t affect the proper header response that is emitted to the client/browser. For example...
  • Blog Post: Getting the MVC3 assemblies as part of your Windows Azure deployment

    There have been several techniques that have been posted on getting the MVC3 reference assemblies deployed as part of your Windows Azure Solution. http://blog.smarx.com/posts/asp-net-mvc-in-windows-azure This is something I learned today is in Visual Studio 2010 SP1. If you open up the context menu for...
  • Blog Post: Taking advantage of Windows Azure CDN and Dynamic Pages in ASP.NET - Caching content from hosted services

    With the updates to Windows Azure CDN announced this week [ 1 ] I wanted to help illustrate the capability with a working sample that will serve up dynamic content from an ASP.NET site hosted in a WebRole. First, to get a good overview of the capability you can read the Overview of the Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Running Jetty under Windows Azure Using RoleEntryPoint in a Worker Role

    This post is built upon the work of Mario Kosmiskas and David C. Chou’s prior postings – from here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mariok/archive/2011/01/05/deploying-java-applications-in-azure.aspx   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dachou/archive/2010/03/21/run-java-with-jetty-in-windows-azure.aspx As Mario points...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

    How many of us cut our teeth with a Petzold book on Windows?  Gee, I still have an OS/2 book on Presentation Manager from Mr. Petzold – pre-warp. Well, MS Press has released his latest book in XPS/PDF form, along with the samples up on the MS Press site. Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7,...
  • Blog Post: View Engine Razor – MVC 3 preview – and how to get it in WebMatrix…

    WebMatrix is back – sort of.  There used to be Web Matrix in the early days of ASP.NET.  Now, it’s back again, and it’s ready with some of the upcoming preview capabilities coming out – such as a view engine called Razor. ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Snip-IT Pro – manage all those little code snippets for re-use and sharing…

    An old colleague of mine from Avanade has apparently put out a very cool tool for managing re-usable “snippets” of code from a repository.  This is a tool that could be used every day, or even for demos… This is a smooth application that takes advantage of some the P&P smart client framework...
  • Blog Post: Loopback Check on Windows 2008, etc.

    This KB article ( KB926642 ) explains 2 methods for handling the scenarios that we as developers require for using a local machine for development.  My option has been, going forward, of being explicitly in the host names that my development machine will use.  From that article: Method 1 (recommended...
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