This article on MSDN talks about what Vista changes when it comes to IIS and P2P apps (WCF or Indigo as I would rather call it but MS idiots changed it to WCF, which makes me say WTF).
Monthly Archives: March 2006
Troubleshooting .NET Applications – Knowing Which Tools to Use and When
This whitepaper: Troubleshooting .NET Applications – Knowing Which Tools to Use and When talks about different methods for debugging .net applications, and talks about the various tools available to aid in the debugging efforst.
Best Practices for Problem Resolution and Production Support of .NET Applications
This Whitle Paper discusses some of the well defined practices for supporting and scaling .net applications.
IIS and ASP.NET
This article talks about how requests are dealth with by IIS and ASP.NET, and how after requests are passed to ASP.NET, how they are handled internally by various httpHandlers.
Project References vs. Assembly References
In our current applications we are using Assembly References so that you can load up a project without needing to load up every project it references, and all the ones that they reference and on and on.
However MS suggests that you use Project References whenever possible, so I think when we cut over to TFS we will be switching to project references.
I am at a Developer event at Microsoft right now, and the presenter just talked about some a way to setup a dependency on some data from sql server.
He didn’t go over it much, but it is something I should look into a bit more.
I would guess it needs to poll the DB or something, will be interesting to see how it works.
The Geico / Google Joke
A while back there was a lawsuit filed by Geico against Google.
They were angry that when people typed in Geico into Google, ads for car insurance would show up on the right under the google adwords program.
I thought this was funny, so I quickly placed an ad for the keyword “Geico,” and some guys from this website http://truckandbarter.com/mt/archives/2004/12/geico_sues_goog.html immortalized my joke with the following screen capture:
I need to remeber to order this.
This website is awesome.
I have been telling everyone about it, but I guess not many of them are downloading yet. Oh well I think its the best.
Back to school
Over the winter I was accepted into the graduate school of the University of Chicago, which may I please point out, is not UIC.
I am pretty excited about going to such a prestigious school. Northwestern is the only other school in the area who can compete with U of C, but they don’t offer a Masters program for Computer Science, U of C was the only place I applied to. I attended the DePaul open house but left feeling very unimpressed. For example, DePaul has “Web Programming with ASP.NET”, U of C has “Object Oriented Architecture and Design Patterns” (a great class). The course on parallel computing will get students access to the super computer facility at Argon Nation Labs. How sweet is that?
Anyway, it isn’t going to be easy with all the work I have going on, but if I don’t do it now I may never get back to it.
And I feel so inferior to my wife with her Masters degree! 🙂