ALT.NET Seattle Day Three

The third and last day of ALT.NET Seattle was a short one for me. My poor extremely patient wife was not feeling well today so I had to leave right at lunch time. But before I left, I did manage to attend a great session by John Lam and Jimmy Schementi on “Adding Scripting Support to .NET Applications”. In fact, you can watch the session here via Kyte.tv.

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ALT.NET Seattle Day One

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IronRuby ASP.NET MVC With Filters

Last July, I blogged about an IronRuby ASP.NET MVC prototype Levi and I put together with John Lam and Jimmy Schementi of the DLR team. It was really rough around the edges (and still is!)

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The Functional Language Gateway Drug

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Alternate Title: Linq, it’s not just for SQL.

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Take Charge of Your Security

Today I read something where someone was comparing Web Forms to ASP.NET MVC and suggested that Web Forms does a lot more than ASP.NET MVC to protect your site from malicious attacks.

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T4 Templates in ASP.NET MVC

Here’s a little known fact about T4 Templates…well besides that they exist in the first place. Visual Studio 2005 had support for T3 templates. T4 is the natural successor to T3. T3 is also the abbreviation used when marketing the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I heard that the names are related, but I haven’t confirmed it beyond a doubt, which seems appropriate given the title of the movie. But you didn’t hear that from me, deal?

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Simple jQuery Delete Link For ASP.NET MVC

UPDATE: I have a followup to this post that works for down-level browsers.

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jQuery Delete Link With Downlevel Support

Earlier this morning, I posted on making a simple jQuery delete link which makes it easy to create a delete link that does a form post to a delete action. Commenters pointed out that my solution won’t work for down-level browsers such as some mobile phones, and they were right. I wasn’t really concerned about down-level browsers.

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ASP.NET MVC RC Refresh

Hello there. :)

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Controls Collection Cannot Be Modified Issue with ASP.NET MVC RC1

In my last post, I announced the happy news that the Release Candidate for ASP.NET MVC is available. In this post, I say mea culpa for a known bug within this release.

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ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate

At long last I am happy, relieved, excited to announce the release candidate for ASP.NET MVC. Feel free to go download it now. I’ll wait right here patiently.

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Routing for Web Forms in ASP.NET 4.0

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A while back on a lark, I posted a prototype demonstrating how one could use Routing within Web Forms. This is something you can do today with ASP.NET 3.5 SP1, because of the work we did to separate Routing from ASP.NET MVC. I would have liked to include Web Form Routing as part of the Routing feature when we were working on SP1, but we didn’t have the time to do so in a robust manner before SP1 was locked down.

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Named Formats Redux

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UPDATE: Be sure to read Peli’s post in which he explores all of these implementations using PEX. Apparently I have a lot more unit tests to write in order to define the expected behavior of the code.

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Asynchronous Fire and Forget With Lambdas

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I’ve been having trouble getting to sleep lately, so I thought last night that I would put that to use and hack on Subtext a bit. While doing so, I ran into an old Asynchronous Fire and Forget helper method written way back by Mike Woodring which allows you to easily call a delegate asynchronously.

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Handling Formats Based On Url Extension

Rob pinged me today asking about how to respond to requests using different formats based on the extension in the URL. More specifically, he’d like to respond with HTML if there is no file extension, but with JSON if the URL ended with .json etc…

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Fun With Named Formats, String Parsing, and Edge Cases

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TRIPLE UPDATE! C# now has string interpolation which pretty much makes this post unnecessary and only interesting as a fun coding exercise.

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Not Your Typical Top Ten Of 2008 Post

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At the end of the year, it’s very common for bloggers to take a look back at their own blog and list their favorite 10 blog posts. I find that somewhat narcissistic, so you know I’m going to do that.

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Interesting use of XML Literals as a View Engine

Dmitry, who’s the PUM for ASP.NET, recently wrote a blog post about an interesting approach he took using VB.NET XML Literals as a view engine for ASP.NET MVC.

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I Love To Code

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I was reading Jeff Atwood’s latest post, Programming: Love it or Leave it when I came across this part, emphasis mine.

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A Little Holiday Love From The ASP.NET MVC Team

A while ago ScottGu mentioned in his blog that we would try and have an ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate by the end of this year. My team worked very hard at it, but due to various unforeseeable circumstances, I’m afraid that’s not gonna happen. Heck, I couldn’t even get into the office yesterday because the massive dumping of snow. I hope to get in today a little later since I’m taking next week off to be with my family coming in from Alaska.

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