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Michael Van Cleave Traveling the technical world, learning the language August 2005 Entries
Snippet... Snippet good!
Okay, so while I had decided that I wasn't going to read more tonight about VS2005, I didn't say I wasn't going to play with it. I started to work on a project that seems like it would be a good one to try out all of the new features of C# 2.0 and the new IDE. While creating tests for a business component that I was coding, I noticed that in the test file you don't have a snippet for just creating a “Test” method. I was a little annoyed since creating test methods are pretty mindless, ......

Posted On Monday, August 22, 2005 5:47 PM

SQL 2005 Express, I must have missed something...
Okay, I must be missing something. I have been reading Visual C# 2005: A Developer's Notebook by JesseLibery and decided that I wanted to code out the example that he had for the new Forms Authentication stuff. I tried to download Sql 2005 Express (just becuse I am lazy and don't want to put another huge tool on my box that might not get used anytime soon), and when I tried to install it, it said that I had some other files that would keep it from installing correctly. So, I go back to MSDN, and ......

Posted On Sunday, August 21, 2005 5:59 PM

I don't need no stinking IIS!
As an instructor at a local colorado community college teaching .NET technologies, I was always approached by students that are not happy to have to either buy an upgrade for their XP Home Edition or that they have to mess with their only computer at home which contains important files that if they screw up upgrading that they might lose, just to install IIS. I have guided them to other editors that make it possible to create ASP.NET applications without having to upgrade from XP Home. Now there ......

Posted On Thursday, August 18, 2005 5:24 PM

K2.NET and Business Process Management
A couple weeks ago I attended a meeting that my company puts on called Xport. It is a get together for consultants to eat, drink, and get to view something in technology that is interesting. This last week, they presented K2.NET. I had never heard or seen anything on K2.NET. It turned out to be a very cool tool that integrates with VS.NET. It reminds me of the orcastration part of Biztalk on steroids. You have the ability to dictate buisness process and workflow, define very complex rules to the ......

Posted On Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:13 PM

A quite evening of Hennessy garnished with ASP.NET 2.0
Tonight I was finally able to get back in to looking in to the future of .NET. I am starting to work my way through the Developer's Notebook Series by O'reilly. I am finding these books to be a very nice change from the usual long, drawn out, teach every aspect of development books. They are specific and within the first few pages you are starting to play with some of the new features of 2005. I also have to say that even though I have run in to a few bugs, I am VERY impressed with many of the changes ......

Posted On Friday, August 12, 2005 7:26 PM

The crushing intimidation of the first blog post
Reminded so much of what it must feel like for an author to start a new story it seems that it is incredibly intimidating to sit in front of the blank screen of your first blog post. Wondering if there really is anything that you have to say is important enough to even be broadcasted to the furthest ends of the technological divide. I have read many of the blogs on this site and have found many to be quite stimulating and educational. I noticed that someone that I have had the opportunity to work ......

Posted On Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:32 AM

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