AJAX Authentication & SSL

posted on 07/12/07 at 10:53:56 pm by Joel Ross

I'm currently doing some enhancements to a client's website to take advantage of a few of the cool new features available in ASP.NET 2.0, such as AJAX, master pages and themes. We'd upgraded the site shortly after we launched it originally (on .NET 1.1),… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


CSS Stylesheet Variables

posted on 07/12/07 at 10:12:03 pm by Joel Ross

Here's?a post from Mads Kristensen from back in October about adding variables to CSS stylesheets. He provides a sample of what you can do, and then gives you a couple of different options for using it, depending on whether you have access to modify IIS… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


Enumerations and Switch Statements

posted on 07/11/07 at 12:12:39 am by Joel Ross

Derik Whitaker posts about what he feels are best practices to using Enums in switch statements. He says that if the switch statement is the main path through a method, there should always be a default, and unless you have a specific thing to do in the d… more »

Categories: Development


Some Nice Utility Classes for ASP.NET Developers

posted on 06/27/07 at 10:20:12 pm by Joel Ross

A couple of weeks ago, Phil Haack (developer of SubText)?posted about?some utility type functionality?that most people reinvent rather than use what's built-in. And he's completely right. Most of what he writes about I have either seen others build or ha… more »

Categories: Development


Timely Comparison of Web Sites vs. Web Applications

posted on 06/27/07 at 10:19:34 pm by Joel Ross

Susan Warren does a comparison of web sites vs. web applications. I thought it was a good comparison, and actually thought it was biased towards web sites at first, and fairly balanced by the end.?But the first commenter takes her to task for favoring we… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


Web Navigation Strategies on the Polymorphic Podcast

posted on 06/21/07 at 11:22:24 pm by Joel Ross

Craig Shoemaker's latest podcast is on something he came up with called WebNavigator, and I listened to it this afternoon. it's very similar to what I now do on most of my projects, but better. From his site, here's the problem he's seeking to solve:You… more »

Categories: Development


CruiseControl 1.3

posted on 06/20/07 at 11:21:36 pm by Joel Ross

I monitor the RSS feed for updated documents on the CruiseControl.NET website, and the other day, I saw the release notes for version 1.3 come through. Now, I'm not quite like i used to be?- as soon as a new release was out, I'd pull it down and get it u… more »

Categories: Development


Getting Enums From Ints

posted on 04/19/07 at 12:04:01 pm by Joel Ross

On just about every project I've worked on, we end up having?an object that has a property that comes from a list of known values that don't change. Because of this, we end up with the data in two places stored in two different ways. First, it's in the d… more »

Categories: C#


Scott's Caching Tips

posted on 03/21/07 at 12:09:40 am by Joel Ross

Scott Watermasysk comes up with another great tips article?- this time about caching. All of the tips are great, but there are a couple that stand out. First, he talks about VaryByCustom, allowing you to basically set a custom key for your cache (so you… more »

Categories: ASP.NET



posted on 03/19/07 at 10:34:14 pm by Joel Ross

I don't know why, but this fascinates me. I want to know more! more »

Categories: Development


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