Month: December 2007

December 26, 2007

I was working on a .NET application that integrates with Gravatar today because I needed a quickway to fetch someone’s photo based on their email address. One requirement when doing this type of integration with Gravatar is that the email should be encrypted into an MD5 hash. Luckily, .NET already has a library that can do […]

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December 17, 2007

I’ve been banging .NET 3.5 lately and this rendezvouz with LINQ (Language Integrated Query) has been making my brain smile alot. I mean, how can you not like something so easy and well defined and makes your life as developer alot easier. Anyhow, I just wanted to post my LINQ cheat sheet. It’s not much and it’s […]

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December 12, 2007

Wow, NBA.com is now joining the silverlight bandwagon. NEW YORK — Dec. 10, 2007 — The National Basketball Association (NBA) will employ Microsoft Silverlight on NBA.com to further enhance the online video experience for NBA fans around the world. Microsoft Silverlight, a cross-browser, multiplatform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich […]

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December 11, 2007

I wrote an article a few years ago using SQL SMO and just realized today that I can also list SQL Severs without importing an additional assembly to my project(Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo) by using the SqlDataSourceEnumerator class. SqlDataSourceEnumerator is a class that provides a mechanism for enumerating all intances of SQL Server in a given network. SqlDataSourceEnumerator […]

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December 7, 2007

A few days ago in Twitterland, Tim Heuer had a contest. He said that whoever twitts him first would get a Microsoft Vista and Ofiice 2007 Ultimate… I quickly sent him a twit but sadly me efforts fell short. My friend Jon Galloway beat me by a second and he officially won… Jon feeling the […]

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December 4, 2007

…and it has pure Ruby goodness tied into it! I think I’m going to wash my .NET hands today with Neatbens SOAp enhancements. Congratulations to the great folks from NetBeans! You definetely nailed it this time. From their official press release: The focus of NetBeans IDE 6.0 is superior developer productivity with a smarter, faster editor, and the […]

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