Enabling Web Services for Testing outside of the Localhost

In some circumstances, you may need to test .NET web services outside of the localhost, but via the browser. By default, this is disabled in the machine.config. If you were to attempt to browse to a service from a different PC or to access a service under a host name, you’d receive a message stating: “The test form is only available for requests from the local machine.” To circumvent this issue, open up the web.config and add:

<add name=”HttpGet”/>
<add name=”HttpPost”/>

Hope that helps!

TECHbash 2007 Review

TECHbash 2007 was a success! We had over 100 attendees throughout the day. This was really cool given the area that we’re in. Hopefully all of the attendees come out to each of our future events. More details about our June event will be announced next week.

Tomorrow: TECHbash 2007 Is Here!

Tomorrow, .NET Valley will host TECHbash 2007 at Luzerne County Community College. So far, we have over 150 registered for the event. We anticipate that by the end of the day, we’ll be nearing 180. If you’re anywhere near Northeastern Pennsylvania tomorrow, you’ll definately want to stop by. For the developer community, we have a SharePoint 2007 talk by Rachel Appel, a Real World AJAX and Preview to Silverlight talk by me, and a WPF deep dive talk by Ambrose Little and Ed Blankenship from Infragistics. We’ll also have some great IT Pro talks including Windows Server 2008, Vista, and IP Telephony. Swag? We’ve got it — and you’ll want it. The first 120 registered attendees that sign-in tomorrow will receive a free SWAGbag containing free mags from MSDN, CoDe Magazine, and ASP.NET Pro. We’ll be handing out official “TECHbash 2007” t-shirts and .NET Valley pens. CACert will be on hand to provide security certificates and points towards certificates. Plus, we’ve got food. When was the last time you attended a conference and had Starbucks coffee? That’s right, Dickson City Starbucks has donated coffee for our event.

So, be prepared to be learn technology, bring home swag, and say “I’m full!”

If you’re not registered yet, be sure to visit http://techbash.com.

Web 2.0 – You need to jump on the bandwagon

With Web 2.0 getting more and more publicity, you need to jump on the web 2.0 bandwagon now. AJAX and Silverlight can help you. I came across a posting on CIO.com called the Web 2.0 Rap (by Phillip Gordon):

"Now don’t you know
Web 2.0 is the way to go
You gotta go fast
Or you become the past
Whatever IT you got
Forget it dude, it ain’t hot
Like Web 2.0
It’s better than blow
You’ll get high on Web 2.0
Be a media star
Your career will go far
Only do it now the gurus say
Gotta get it done or you’re yesterday
Don’t think about it any more
Cause you don’t wanna be an IT bore
Beside they must know more than you
They paid so much and you’re just screwed
So do it now, Web 2.0
That’s it, so long, gotta go
I hear it call, Web 2.0."

Isn't that the truth?