Well, as I wrote
today is my last day at Microsoft. Last night we had our office Holiday
party in the observation deck and lounge of the Space Needle. The party
was just fantastic and we were lucky to have a nice clear evening with
spectacular views. What a great way to go!
It’s not every day you write this sort of blog post. And you hope it’s
not something you do so often that you ever get good at it. I’m
certainly sucking up a storm here.
While attending Oredev 2011, I had an
interesting conversation with Corey
Haines about his perception of
the Ruby community as compared to the .NET community.
Once in a while folks ask me for details about the hardware and software
that hosts my blog. Rather than write about it, a photo can provide all
the details that you need.
As I mentioned in my last post, I have an overnight stopover in Reykjavik Iceland. After checking into my hotel at an ungodly early hour (which ended up being really late for me Seattle time), my first order of business was to head over to the Blue Lagoon.
If you’re in the Reykjavik area on November 7th, come join me for a
beer-up. A Beer-Up is basically a meet-up, but with lots of beer!
We made a recent change to make it easy to update the NuGet
this post, I’ll cover what the change was, why we made it, and how it
makes it easier to contribute to our documentation.
Recently, a group of covert ninjas within my organization started to
investigate what it would take to change our internal build and
continuous integration systems (CI) to take advantage of
NuGet for many of our products,
and I need your input!
If you’re not familiar with WCF Web
it’s a framework with nice HTTP abstractions used to expose simple HTTP
services over the web. Its focus is targeted at applications that
provide HTTP services for various clients such as mobile devices,
browsers, desktop applications.
I like to live life on the wild side. No, I don’t base jump off of
buildings or invest in speculative tranches made up of junk stock
derivatives. What I do is attempt to run recurring background tasks
within an ASP.NET application.
Today, October 15 2011, marks four years of being a Microsoft employee
for me. As such, it’s time for a little introspection, but in many ways,
Tim Heuer already introspected for
Much of what he writes echoes my own experience, thus leaving me with
less to write about.
NOTE: This blog post covers features in a pre-release product, ASP.NET
MVC 4 Developer Preview. You’ll see we call out those two words a
lot to cover our butt. The specifics about the feature will change
and this post will become out-dated. You’ve been warned.
you’re at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, I’ll be speaking in two
sessions on Thursday.
I had a dry run today for an upcoming presentation that did not go quite
as well as I would like, though I completely expected this as I was
unprepared. The good news is, it was a dry run and not the real thing,
so I have plenty of time to adjust.
UPDATE: We found an issue
with 1.5 when running behind some proxies that caused an “Arithmetic
operation resulted in an overflow” exception message and another issue
with signed PS1
We’ve now posted an update (NuGet 1.5.20902.9023) that fixes the issues.
In a recent blog post, I wrote a a controller
to demonstrate Controller and Action Descriptors. In this blog post, I
apply that knowledge to build something more useful.