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Intellisense for jQuery

Intellisense for jQuery

JavaScript has gone from hottie to dinosaur to hottie again. The revival of latter days is mostly due to the Ajax technique, but another important factor is the emergence of competent, lightweight framework libraries. One of the most popular is jQuery and even my brilliant colleagues seems to think well of it, so if you’ve lived in a cave for a few years it’s time to face the sunshine.

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The bliss of software installation

The bliss of software installation

It’s rant monday! I’ve been trying to install yet another version of Microsofts SQL Server. Yes, it’s a lot of fun, I’m totally thrilled and all that. However, while progressing through the joyful bliss of installation, it suddenly complains about being unable to install with the short message “Setup failed. Refer to the setup log.”

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The importance of valid links

The importance of valid links

A major CMS company recently had a large restructure of their site. Unfortunately the link management seems to be have had a low priority. For example, some of the links look like this:

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Excel as 3D engine

Excel as 3D engine

Everyone knows the Easter eggs where Excel97 was turned into a flight simulator and Word97 a pinball game. But that was ten years ago and surely the modern versions can do much more? Enter Excel the 3D engine! Peter Rakos had a bit of time to spare and used Excel to calculate and render basic 3D.

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MSDN Live 2007 hits the road again
MVC framework for ASP.NET

MVC framework for ASP.NET

You may be familiar with the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern. For instance, Ruby on Rails development use a MVC-based architecture. Scott Guthrie recently held a presentation at the ALT.NET Conference in Austin. The talk was filmed by Scott Hanselman) and it’s the first public demonstration of an upcoming technology: The ASP.NET MVC Framework.

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ASP.NET and standards compliancy
Microsoft reveals .NET code

Microsoft reveals .NET code

Today it was revealed that Microsoft will release the sourcecode to parts of the .NET Framework. It will likely occur during the shipment of VS2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. This means you won’t have to peek through disassemblers such as Reflector any longer to understand what’s going on under the hood (yes, the .NET Framework libraries are unobfuscated and the IL can be reverse-engineered).

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Release of Visual Studio 2008

Release of Visual Studio 2008

The gates of Microsoft continue to pour new applications into the world. One of the most awaited is the next version of Visual Studio, previously code named Orcas. I mentioned a lot of cool stuff featured in the upcoming version in an earlier post and now Beta2 has arrived with JavaScript IntelliSense for Silverlight. Download VS2008 right away.

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Silverlight dominates at MIX07

Silverlight dominates at MIX07

The MIX conference is currently held in Las Vegas, just as last year. The reports are pouring in and they mostly contain the word “Silverlight” in one way or another. Flash is the most popular choice for graphics-intense presentations on the web today.

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Good morning Montenegro

Good morning Montenegro

"One would almost think that all this secrecy was made on purpose to keep the hordes of tourists away. Let them all perish in the crowds of Dubrovnik while the people of Montenegro can enjoy their beautiful country on their own. Or something like that."
Historic locations in Gothenburg

Historic locations in Gothenburg

"Hundreds of houses were quickly build, but unfortunately all of it was burned to the ground in 1611 by Danish forces."
Sessions in Seville

Sessions in Seville

"I end my journey in front of the tomb of Columbus, located inside the world’s largest Gothic cathedral."
On the Trans-Siberian

On the Trans-Siberian

"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."
Alone in Kyoto

Alone in Kyoto

"I tried my best to sneak across the building, but the floor revealed me each time. I suppose I would make a lousy ninja."
The dark days of Sarajevo

The dark days of Sarajevo

"The city survived on the edge of annihilation and has started to recover, but the stone walls still seem to cry out in lament of all the horrible things they have seen."

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