Open Source On .NET Is Not An Oxymoron

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I have a confession.

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Bank Error In My Favor. I'm a Microsoft MVP

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microsoft-mvpI received an email today informing me that I’ve been awarded the status of Microsoft MVP in the Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET category. I was aiming for an MVP for non-visual developers, but my 57 Lynx readers didn’t have enough clout to make that happen.

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Christmas For .NET Open Source Came Early This Year

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Last year when all the hubbub surrounding NDoc was happening, I tried to rally people around the idea of a Contribute to Open Source day on July 26^th^.

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10 Developers For The Price Of One

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Update: For an interesting counterpoint to the myth of the 10x engineer, check out this blog post by Shanley. My post is more focused on what makes a good developer than the 10x myth.

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Subtext Extensibility Notes

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Subtext Submarine
LogoSubtext 2.0 is progressing nicely. The plug-in architecture is pretty much feature complete. The code is still undergoing code review, testing, and tweaking, but it is possible to start building plug-ins for it right away with the understanding that some details might change.

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Please Nominate Subtext For A SourceForge Community Choice Award

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Steve Harman posts a request to nominate Subtext for a SourceForge 2007 Community Choice Award.

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What A Difference A Revision Makes - IConfigMapPath Is Inaccessible Due To Its Protection Level

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A few people mentioned that they had the following compiler error when trying to compile HttpSimulator:

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Unit Test Web Code Without A Web Server Using HttpSimulator

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Testing code written for the web is challenging. Especially code that makes use of the ASP.NET intrinsic objects such as the HttpRequest object. My goal is to make testing such code easier.

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Leaving Las Vegas With Software Consulting Ethics Intact

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What would you do if you found out that a project you were working on was going to be used in an unethical or illegal manner?

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How To Handle The DIV Tag Around ASP.NET Hidden Inputs

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One praiseworthy aspect of ASP.NET 2.0 is its much improved XHTML compliance. However, there is one particular implementation detail related to this that causes some web designs to break and could have been implemented in a better manner.

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Build Traffic With Father's Day Humor

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With Father’s Day fast approaching (June 17 this year), and now that I have joined the hallowed ranks of fathers, I thought I’d have a little fun writing about something I posted on my blog two years ago, but has recently popped up on my radar.

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Easily Test Your Code For Multiple Cultures

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stock.xchng Most of the time when I’m testing my code, I only test it using the en-US culture since, …well…, I speak English and I live in the U.S. Isn’t the U.S. the only country that matters anyway? ;)

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The Most Useful .NET Utility Classes Developers Tend To Reinvent Rather Than Reuse

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Subkismet Demo Website

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In my last post I mentioned that Subkismet is ready to put a thumping on comment SPAM for your web applications. Unfortunately I didn’t have much in the way of demo code.

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Introducing Subkismet-The Cure For Comment Spam

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Update: I’ve created a new NuGet Package for Subkismet (Package Id is “subkismet”) which will make it much easier to include this in your own projects.

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Introducing Cody Yokoyama Haack

A while back I mentioned the beginning of phase 1 of my total world domination plans. This morning at 3:55 AM, phase 1 is officially complete with the birth of our son, Cody Yokoyama Haack, all seven pounds and fourteen ounces of him.

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Dvorak, Keyboard Layout of Champions

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KeyboardOne thing that never gets old is when someone visits me and asks to check some email on my computer.

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Finding Code On Your Machine

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As I mentioned before, I am the Product Manager for the Koders.com website. I am responsible for the search engine, the source code index, the forums, the blog and the Content Management System.

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Windows Live Writer Manifest For Subtext

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Allowing Business Users To Program Your System Is A Recipe For Disaster

I don’t know about you, but every company I’ve ever worked at had a Fort Knox like system in place for deploying code to the production server. Typically, deployment looks something like this (some with more steps, some with less):

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