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Mar 30

API lecture

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More than 3 hours on how to design an API by Krzysztof Cwalina. Already on my “listen/watch” queue when I return from vacantions…

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Mar 30

Open Source projects in .NET

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An open letter from D. Starr to Scott G. resulted in a cool discussion about open source projects in the .NET platform. If you have the time, then go read it! [I know this is old, but I”m on vacations:,,) ]

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Mar 28

Protected: Printing accented words on a Zebra

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Mar 22

Today I”ve found this on one of the blogs I read. Unfortunatelly, I”ve opened the link in one of my opera tabs and started doing other things at the time. That”s why I don”t recall where I”ve gotten this link 🙁 So, If by any chance you were the one that posted about this, please […]

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Mar 21

Getting your intervals right with the AJAXToolkit timespans

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The AJAXToolkit introduces a Timespan class that lets you do some interesting things with time intervals. After looking at the class (which is defined on the datetime.js file, inside the common folder), it”s obvious that it tries to mimic the Timestamp class of the .NET platform. The good news is that you”ll be right at […]

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Mar 20

As I”ve said before, I”ve written a book (portuguese only) about ASP.NET AJAX. After waiting for a long time, it seems like the book is out! (unfortunately, there”s no direct link for a complete page because they keep on insisting on using iframes. if you want to get all the info about it, you”ll have […]

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Mar 18

Protected: Book review: PPK on Javascript

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Mar 18

Protected: Does having a CS degree matter?

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Mar 16

Getting along with the _CommonToolkitScripts – part III

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As we”ve seen in the last part, the _CommonToolkitScripts class has several utility methods that makes our lifes easier when we”re doing “multi-browser” programmer (I”m not sure if this word even exists, but i do like it 🙂 ,,). Today I”m going to write the last post dedicated to this class and I”ll present the […]

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Mar 16

Techdays gadget update

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Today I”ve done a small change to the Techdays gadget I”ve talked about here. You can get it here.

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Mar 16

Bertrand on the $ used on methods on the AJAX client library

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You can read it here.

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Mar 15

Getting serious about sidebar gadgets?

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Well, then check Jonathan Abbot”s blog. It has already saved me the time to code for automatically registering an activex dll :,,)

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Mar 14

I”ve been playing with SideBar gadgets for some time now. Besides some quirks (ok, they”re really bugs 🙂 ,,), I”ve been please with how easy it is to build a gadget and deploy it. One of the things I”ve been missing though, is an auto-update feature that automatically checks a web site and downloads a new […]

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Mar 14

Protected: First rant about VS orcas

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Mar 13

Today I”ve just lost 30 mins trying to enumerate the items that exist inside a folder with the Gadget API. Guess what? The docs aren”t correct (I”m not sure why, since Gadgets exist for a long time now). Several things I”ve found today: I couldn”t manage to get the System.Shell.Folder.parse method to work; There isn”t […]

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Mar 13

Book review: Essential Windows Workflow Foundation

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Let me start by saying that the book”s title is wrong: it should be called something like WF bible :,,) why? well, because it”s really the best book I”ve seen about WF and, in my opinion, it has most of the things (if not all) you need to know when you”re building WF apps. I”m […]

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Mar 11

In part I, we saw how the getLocation/setLocation simplifies getting or setting the position of an HTML element on a page. In this post, I”ll talk about several methods which help you getting the size of a specific object. I”ll start with getContentSize. This method will return an object which gives you the width and […]

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Mar 11

The _CommonToolkitScripts client class is defined on the common.js file and contains several helpers which perform several important operations that might come handy when you need to write client components that shoudl work in several browsers. The common.js file also creates a new object of this type ($common) so that you don”t need to instantiate […]

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Mar 07

SQL Server Express SP2

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More info here.

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Mar 07

This is what happens when you don''t have fair play

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Valencia isn”t really one of my favourite teams, but I must say that after seeing this video, I was really shocked with Inter. That really isn”t fair play! I”ve never seen something like that…In my opinion, Inter”s 10 (I think his name is Burdisso) should be banned from football since he was the main responsible for what […]

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Mar 07

Protected: Measuring the time of a partial postback

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Mar 07

As we all know, it”s possible to reuse the ASP.NET authentication services and perform the authentication of the credentials of a user from the client side by using the Sys.Service._AuthenticationService class (a global object is inserted in all AJAX pages – Sys.Service.AuthenticationService – which you can use to login or logout a user). By default, this client […]

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Mar 06

Techdays gadget

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Techdays is the biggest IT event in Portugal. I”ve build a small countdown gadget (inspired by the MIX Countdown gadget) that you can download from here. After installing it, there”s really no excuse for being late :,,)

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Mar 04

During the next days, I”ll be writing about the AJAX Toolkit. I”ll start with the client part and then I”ll proceed to the server part. The main objective is to document some of my findings and put them all in a place where i can search them. Today I”m going to write about deferred operations. A deferred operation […]

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Mar 04

Cool :,,) (though it”s still not enough for making me buy one)

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Mar 04

Protected: Dave Reed has a great post on the LoadScriptsBeforeUI property

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Mar 02

VS Orcas: March CTP is out

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You can get it here.

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