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Chris Falter .NET Design and Best Practices April 2006 Entries
The Literary Ambitions of the ASP.NET 2.0 Site Compiler
In previous versions, ASP.NET considered the web.config file to be untouchable. What you, the developer, wrote into the file may as well have been engraved like the Ten Commandments into stone tablets. But under the new compilation model, ASP.NET wants to collaborate with you in authoring the web.config file. Specifically, during site compilation, it will insert lines into the /configuration/system.web/c... element to make sure that the runtime JIT compiler knows how to link to ......

Posted On Friday, April 28, 2006 8:39 PM

Exceeding the Wildest Dreams of the Microsoft Marketing Department
The marketing gurus at Microsoft singlehandedly support a half dozen Starbucks franchises, no doubt, as they prime their adrenaline pumps to concoct Yet Another Plug (YAP) for the virtues of the .NET Framework. "Write more functionality with 80% less code!", they shout. As a heartfelt idealist, I take these claims seriously, so I have been looking for evidence to support the yapping. Recently, I achieved a wondrous breakthrough that will cheer the Redmond lads and lassies and leave the Java crowd ......

Posted On Friday, April 21, 2006 2:07 PM

VS 2005 Gotcha: Project Loading When Opening Solution from Source Control
We have invested a lot of effort into making the file paths for our projects mirror the SourceSafe project hierarchy, per the long-standing Microsoft “Team Development” whitepaper (especially chapter 3). The initial solution developer, typically the team lead, creates a blank Visual Studio solution, then adds the various projects at the solution root. To illustrate, here's the directory structure from a solution I created recently: After the solution is checked in to source control, the ......

Posted On Monday, April 3, 2006 7:36 PM

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