Technology Related Links for May 4th, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at or my Twitter account at This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #5 Quote of the day – "Requirements are like water. They’re easier to build on when they’re frozen." (Posted by Elijah Manor) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic Getting a Recursive FTP File List in .Net – Michael C. Neel Multithreading: creating threads – Luis Abreu What Should Microsoft do for .NET Open Source? – Rob Conery Architecture, Design Patterns, and Testing … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 4th, 2009

Technology Related Links – Post #2

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Getting Started with Web Slices for Internet Explorer 8

What is a Web Slice? One of the most interesting features in Internet Explorer 8 is the ability to subscribe to information you frequently check on a website. This is called a web slice (). I find myself frequently checking sports scores and news on ESPN, weather on the Weather Channel, stocks at various online sites (and searches), and auctions at eBay. Now these sites could easily serve content without me having to visit the site. If you have Internet Explorer 8 installed, you can visit a website such as to see what a Web Slice looks like to … Continue reading Getting Started with Web Slices for Internet Explorer 8

Technology Highlights of 2008

What fitting way to end 2008 than a list of my own version of technology-related highlights of 2008. Dell’s Acquisition of Equallogic – Ok. So technically this happened in November of 2007. But the acquisition wasn’t completed until early this year. After review of the devices, they are definitely a cost-effective NAS solution. What a great way to introduce storage solutions to small businesses. ASP.NET MVC – Again, this technically happened in 2007, but my first experiences really happened this year. What a great, clean way to build web applications. Flip MinoHD – When Pure Digital introduced the Flip Ultra, … Continue reading Technology Highlights of 2008

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 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

Web Site Performance

I came across a post on regarding web site performance. Quite often you can take a look at your application and find 10 different ways to make it more efficient. Depending on your environment, you may have many different ways to increase performance. For instance, in a shared hosting environment, you’ll likely be limited as to what you can do on the server, but can tweak your application appropriately. Here are a few things I’d recommend: Compress your HTML output using built-in compression or third party software like GZip. If you are using ASP.NET, make sure you minimize your … Continue reading Web Site Performance

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 called the Web 2.0 Rap (by Phillip Gordon): "Now don’t you knowWeb 2.0 is the way to goYou gotta go fastOr you become the pastWhatever IT you gotForget it dude, it ain’t hotLike Web 2.0It’s better than blowYou’ll get high on Web 2.0Be a media starYour career will go farOnly do it now the gurus sayGotta get it done or you’re yesterdayDon’t think about it any moreCause you don’t wanna … Continue reading Web 2.0 – You need to jump on the bandwagon