The Gap Between eCommerce and Brick and Mortar

I just came back from visiting Toys”R”Us as another disappointed customer. Their semi-monthly paper advertisement contained a Sportspower “My First Trampoline With Enclosure” for $79.99. So what’s the issue? It’s out of stock. None of the stores within 60 miles currently have them in stock. However, the warehouse that services ToysRUs.com does — for $99.99 (plus $18-$19 shipping). It’s amazing that after 10+ years, the gap hasn’t been filled between online, ecommerce retail and store retail. Sure some stores have, such as Best Buy, but their prices and stock have other issues. Just the other day we needed a 10 … Continue reading The Gap Between eCommerce and Brick and Mortar

Technology Related Links for May 13th

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #12 The asp.netPRO 2009 Readers’ Choice Award Winners haveen been announced. Daily Quote – "$(document).ready() is the new Page_Load" (Posted by Scott Koon) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic ARCast.TV – Kevin Hazzard on Dynamic Languages – G. Andrew Duthie Sneak Preview: Persistence Ignorance and POCO in Entity Framework 4.0 – ADO.NET Team The Road to 4 – WCF Changes between Beta … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 13th

Summary of the MSDN Freedom Roadshow

For those not at the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA today, you are missed a good show. Here’s what happened: David Solivan – David presented a talk called UI, UX, U confused? The purpose was to show the various options we have and to explain when one option may be better than another by stepping through the design process. There’s a URL he had mentioned during his talk that will show your best options. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/59vk7b. Lindsay Rutter started off by talking about the PDC 08. She mentioned that all should come out and attend the … Continue reading Summary of the MSDN Freedom Roadshow

MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

Microsoft and .NET Valley would like to invite you to come to the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 14th, 2008. The event will be held at Scranton University in Room 405 of the DeNaples Student Center and will begin at 9am. A schedule of events can be found below. To register for the event, you can use the link on the hompage of dotnetvalley.com or go direct to the MSDN registration page here. Event Schedule 8:30 to 9:00 – Breakfast and Registration 9:00 to 10:30 – Windows Presentation Foundation Demystified Today’s applications need to do more than … Continue reading MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

AJAX Tip: Don’t forget about the Async Web Service Calls!

FireFox. Internet Explorer 8. Both have great JavaScript debugging tools. Thanks to those tools, I only spent 5 minutes on an issue that could have taken hours to figure out. It was one of those moments when you know its something simple but you can’t figure out what it is. I had a page that loaded web service data into an AjaxDataControl Repeater. After the web service call, I entered some JavaScript to grab a page parameter and choose the item on the page that was selected. When I ran the page, I received an error that the object was … Continue reading AJAX Tip: Don’t forget about the Async Web Service Calls!

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:<configuration> <system.web> <webServices> <protocols> <add name=”HttpGet”/> <add name=”HttpPost”/> </protocols> </webServices> </system.web> </configuration> Hope that helps!