Mr Subsonic Joins Microsoft

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Like a lovesick puppy, my good friend Rob Conery is following me to Microsoft.

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Drinking from the Fire Hose At Microsoft

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For those starting out at Microsoft, an analogy that you’re likely to hear a lot is “Drinking from the firehose”. The first time I’ve ever heard this phrase was when Dare used it in a post about the flood of information due to subscribing to multiple RSS feeds.

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Seattle Code Camp Nov 17 and 18

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If you live in the Seattle area and like code, talking about code, or listening to people talk about code, you owe it to yourself to check out the Seattle Code Camp.

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Back In Business

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Many of you noticed that my blog was down. Thanks for the heads up. For some reason, it was pegging the CPU at 100% all of a sudden. Not sure why this was happening since nobody made any changes to the server. At least no changes they would fess up to ;).

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Geek Dinner In Seattle/Redmond Sunday Night

UPDATE: We decided on the Three Lions Pub in Redmond at 7:30 PM

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The Greatest Compliment A Developer Can Receive

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Here’s the dirty little secret about being a software developer. No matter how good the code you write is, it’s crap to another developer.

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ALT.NET Should Be Divisive, But Not Contrarian

In his post Goodby CodeBetter and ALT.NET, Sam Gentile writes about his dissatisfaction with CodeBetter and the ALT.NET movement. I don’t know Sam personally, but I’ve read his blog for a long time and know him to be a well reasoned thoughtful person.

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Perception Vs Reality Regarding The .NET Framework Source Code

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I think Miguel de Icaza nails it regarding some of the FUD being written about Microsoft’s latest move to make the source code to the .NET Framework available under the Microsoft Reference License (Ms-RL).

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Get A Free Copy Of Our New Book

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ASP.NET 2.0
AnthologyI just received a few advanced copies of our new book and am giving away three of them to the first three people who leave a comment on this post.

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Bulk Tagging and Category Management For Blogs

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One weakness with many blog engines, Subtext included, is that it is difficult to change the tags and categories for multiple entries at a time. In general, most blog engines streamline the workflow for tagging and categorizing a single blog post.

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Bug Driven Development

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It is a sad fact of life that, in this day and age, arguments are not won with sound logic and reasoning. Instead, applying the principle of framing an argument is much more effective at swaying public opinion.

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Unit Testing Security Example

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This is a simple little demonstration of how to write unit tests to test out a specific role based permission issue using NUnit/MbUnit and Rhino Mocks.

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Test Secure Class Instantiation Helper Method

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This is a quick follow-up to my last post. That seemed like such a common test situation I figured I’d write a quick generic method for encapsulating those two tests.

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Urgent: Subtext Security Patch

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UPDATE: We released Subtext 2.0 which also includes the fix for this vulnerability among many other bug fixes.

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The Security Patch Dilemma For Scripting And VM Based Languages

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In his book, Producing Open Source Software, Karl Fogel gives sage advice on running an open source project. The section on how to deal with a security vulnerability was particularly interesting to me last night.

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Buy Our Book And Become An ASP.NET Bad Ass

41XDcuGaQrL._AA240_ Remember the book I mentioned that I was writing along with a few colleagues? Well it is finally available for pre-order on Amazon.com!

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Why Is Microsoft Removing My MVP Status?

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It was only two and a half months ago when I wrote about receiving my Microsoft MVP award. I was quite honored to receive this award.

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Conditional Compilation Constants and ASP.NET

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UPDATE: K. Scott Allen got to the root of the problem. It turns out it was an issue of precedence. Compiler options are not additive. Specifying options in @Page override those in web.config. Read his post to find out more.

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Build a Custom Open Source Search Index

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Here’s a little plug for something we’ve been working hard at over at Koders. Everyone knows that if you want to find open source code, you go to http://www.koders.com/ (it recently got a minor new facelift so check it out). That’s my area of responsibility here. However, after many many months of hard work, we released Koders Pro Edition 1.0 this week. I helped a bit with this, but it’s mostly due to the hard work of the rest of the team that this is out there, especially Ben, the product manager for Pro.

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Honeypot Captcha

I was thinking about alternative ways to block comment spam the other day and it occurred to me that there’s potentially a simpler solution than the Invisible Captcha approach I wrote about.

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