Nederlandse CodeCamp 2009

Op 21 november 2009 organiseren de SDN, Stichting dotNed en VBcentral samen het derde Nederlandse Code Camp. Dit is een dag lang met code, code sharing, freaking en gezellig samenzijn. Een evenement door ontwikkelaars, voor ontwikkelaars. De regie ligt voor een belangrijk deel bij de deelnemers! Het aantal plaatsen voor deelnemers is wel beperkt tot maximaal 150. Wacht dus niet te lang met beslissen want voor je het weet is er geen plaats meer. Vergeet bij je aanmelding niet op te geven welke onderwerpen je interesse hebben. Bovendien nodigen we iedereen graag uit om zelf een sessie in te vullen. … Continue reading Nederlandse CodeCamp 2009

PDC session download

Want to download and watch all PDC content? Then there are a couple of ways to get at them. The official way if to go through the session agenda at the conference site. See https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx. You see all sessions but it takes a bit of work. Another nice way is through Channel 9 by using the following feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos. But the best as far as I am concerned is using the list compiled by Greg Duncan. Check this list http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/10/pdc2008-quick-video-link-list.html. And it even has the Visual Basic source code used to generate the list [:)] Enjoy the videos! [f1][f2]

.NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

Want to know what is new in the .NET 3.5 SP1 framework or Visual Studio 2008 SP1? Then check out the presentations and labs here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=355C80E9-FDE0-4812-98B5-8A03F5874E96&displaylang=en   Overview The .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, demos, and event materials. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the .NET 3.5 Enhancement features including: ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ASP.NET AJAX History, ASP.NET Routing, ADO.NET Data Services, ADO.NET Entity Framework, WCF 3.5 SP1, and the .NET Framework Client Profile.   Now this is nowhere near complete but a good place to start.   Enjoy!

CodeCamp 2008

Afgelopen jaar hebben we het eerste CodeCamp in Nederland georganiseerd en dat was een groot succes. De meeste deelnemers vroegen om meer, sommige zelfs om een CodeCamp per kwartaal of een heel weekend lang. Nou hebben we dat laatste nog niet gedaan maar we zijn wel aan de slag gegaan om een nieuw CodeCamp te organiseren. Als datum hebben we zaterdag 6 september gekozen. Gelukkig waren Microsoft en Class-a behulpzaam en kunnen we, net als vorig jaar, weer in het Microsoft Innovation Center in Barneveld terecht. Een mooie datum en locatie om uitgerust van de vakantie een hoop kennis uit … Continue reading CodeCamp 2008

ClickOnce certificate expiration

I just heard about a pretty nasty “bug” with ClickOnce. Well it isn’t an actual bug but still a nasty problem to run into. The problem is actually with the certificate used to sign a ClickOnce installer. When you create a new ClickOnce installer Visual Studio will automatically generate the required certificate for you. And the intention was that this was only a temporary certificate and that a developer would replace it with a real one. Now it turns out that most people, including me, think there is only a single advantage to using a real and that is the … Continue reading ClickOnce certificate expiration

DevDays and The Hague Jazz

Last week was pretty interesting and busy [:)] First we had the DevDays on Thursday and Friday. I was there to answer questions from the audience. I didn’t get too many questions so I could take my time and actually spend around 90 minutes answering questions from one and around 1 hour with another. Add some more smaller questions and it kept me busy but still left time to check a few sessions. One notable session I watched was by Neno Loje. It was the first time I saw him speak and he did a session about advanced ClickOnce. He … Continue reading DevDays and The Hague Jazz

How to Download all of Visual Studio 2008 SP1

 VS2008 SP1 Beta is quite a package. By default the installation downloads the packages as needed and when needed. Now that is just fine if you only need to install a single machine. But when you need to install multiple, possibly virtual, machines like I have to it just wastes a lot of bandwidth and time [:(]. Fortunately there is a solution and it can be found here in the blog post by Heath Stewart.Enjoy! 

Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact

As I mentioned previously I was working in a Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact as the back end store. Now this might not be the best persistence store to use in every application but it has a number of advantages. One of the main advantages is ClickOnce deployment. In the case of the standard SqlWorkflowPersistenceService you need to have SQL Server installed and running and create the database, with a name of your choosing, using two scripts. Not a big problem but something that needs to be done first and is outside of the realm of what you … Continue reading Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact