Mono Migration Analyzer

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Now this is a stroke of genius.  If you want people to consider making their .NET applications work on Mono, give them a tool that informs them ahead of time how much trouble (or how easy) it will be to migrate to Mono.

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Forget the PS3 or the 360

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Nothing beats Activision on the 2600!  Pushing back the creative boundaries…

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Adding Client-Side Custom Properties To Controls

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One of the benefits of writing an ASP.NET book is that it forces me to spend a lot of time spelunking deep in the bowels of ASP.NET uncovering all sorts of little gems I never noticed the first time around.

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Concatenating Delimited Strings With Generic Delegates

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UPDATE: In my original example, I created my own delegate for converting objects to strings. Kevin Dente pointed out that there is already a perfectly fine delegate for this purpose, the Converter delegate. I updated my code to use that instead. Thanks Kevin!  Just shows you the size and depth of the Framework libraries.

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Tip Jar: Concatenating A Delimited String

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Update: I also wrote a more generic version using anonymous delegates for .NET 2.0 as a followup to this post.

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Beyond The Pitch

Here in the good ole U.S. and A, soccer doesn’t yet have the huge following or celebrity status that it does overseas. On one level, this is a good thing, as it means getting tickets for a game the day before is never too big a challenge.  On the downside, the quality of the game is often lacking especially when compared to watching a team like FC Barcelona.

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Writing A Book

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K. Scott Allen, famous for his OdeToCode blog signed on to be the fourth co-author. His expertise and writing ability will help to compensate for our lack of such things.

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Tradeoffs When Minimizing The Impact Of Changes

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Silver Bullet: From
http://www.tejasthumpcycles.com/Parts/LeversGripsctrls/Silver_Bullet/Silver_Bullet_Shift_Brake.jpg In a recent post I talked about how good design attempts to minimize the impact of changes to a system, often through Design Patterns.

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Register Custom Controls In Web.config

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This one is probably old news to many of you, but I just recently ran across it. Every time I want to add a new control to a new page, I get annoyed because I have to remember that annoying syntax for registering a control.

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Good Design Minimizes The Impact Of Changes

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Blue Skies from
Stock.xchng We’ve all been there.  Your project stakeholder stands in your doorway with a coffee mug in hand and asks for one more teeny tiny change.

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Subtext User Survey

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Subtext Logo I put up a short three question survey on the Subtext website.  If you are a subtext user or thinking about using Subtext, please take a moment and fill it out. It’ll only take a second.

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Email To Weblog

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Telligent, the hyper-caffeinated people behind Community Server, have just released their latest online service, blogmailr.  This service allows you to post to your blog via email.

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Commerce Starter Kit 2.0 Released

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Rob Conery just announced the 2.0 release of the Commerce Starter Kit. If you are planning to build a commerce site, it is well worth checking out as it is a full featured modular application built on top of ASP.NET 2.0 and Subsonic.

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World Domination Phase 1 Commenced

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Source:
http://www.solarviews.com/raw/earth/earthx.jpg Total world domination has always been a small goal of mine. It’s not that I have an unquenchable thirst for power, it just sounds like a challenging goal and I love challenges.

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Seriously Cool Jobs Available

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I have a few great openings available that I have to share with you.  These are really great positions working with really interesting and smart people all over the world. 

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Excellence Awards

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A while ago I mentioned that my company, in collaboration with Shepard Associates built two websites for a medical device company using DotNetNuke (aka DNN).

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Happy Halloween

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I love Halloween because it makes for great parties. What makes a party great? Costumes! This past weekend I drove up from Los Angeles to San Jose to stay with my friend Kyle and his wife Cara. That evening we drove up to San Francisco to attend a house party in a large four story house in the hills. It was about the perfect size for the 100+ people in attendance, and they hade a few top-notch local DJs spinning.

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CAPTCHA For Trackbacks

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Jeff Atwood points out several problems with using blacklists (specifically Akismet) to prevent comment spam.  He makes the following point:

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Another Subtext 1.9.2 Upgrade Bug

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Steve Harman points out another bug in the upgrade process.  I feel really terrible that this one slipped through, though as far as I can tell so far, it may be mostly cosmetic in its effect.  It apparently converts some comments to trackbacks.  While this is not desirable behavior, since we show both comments and trackbacks in the comment section, it might not have a huge negative effect.

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What Feature Should Be Removed?

In the essay entitled Hold the Mayo, 37signals points out the obvious fact that most surveys ask users what features they want added to a product.  They rarely ask what features they want removed.

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