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Collapse the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio

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Get this nifty little macro to collapse the tree-view of Visual Studio’s Solution Explorer. Why didn’t Microsoft think of this in the first place?

August 19, 2005

Use WS-Security with .NET Remoting

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A while ago, Microsoft published an interesting article that explains how to add WS-Security support to a .NET Remoting channel. It relies on custom Remoting sinks (both client and server) that use the out-of-the-box services provided by Web Service Enhancements 1.0. By injecting those sinks into...

August 19, 2005

Free Visual Studio 2005 online training

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Through Alex Thissen’s site, I ran into the Visual Studio 2005 E-Learning section. Apparently, Microsoft is offering its interactive learning programs for free for the time being. I’ve run two of the sessions (Team System introduction and new VS features), and I must admit, they are quite informa...

August 17, 2005

Estimation based on Use Case Metrics

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At my current project, we’ve started to initiate a workload estimation based on Use Case Metrics. Apparently several methods exists, but we chose the Gustav Karner methodology. I’m quite impressed with how environmental and technical risks are translated into a factor that can be applied on an in...

August 16, 2005

Asynchronous callbacks for web applications.

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One of the issues that web developers are often faced with these days is dynamic behaviour on web pages. Often, falling back on Javascript is the only viable option. However, this article explains how you can support asynchronous client script callbacks that execute code-behind code without the u...

August 12, 2005

Aborting a .NET Remoting call

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Today I ran into quite a frustrating .NET Remoting shortcoming. It seems to be impossible to abort a long-running .NET Remoting call. I’ve checked on Google to see if anybody came up with a proper solution, and I have even tried to gain access to the TCP Sink that is being used, but all failed. E...

August 10, 2005

Unit testing in .NET

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As a professional software developer, you may have heard of NUnit. Or even better, like me, you may have already used it in a couple of projects. One of the things NUnit is missing is a possibility to have more flexibility on the test environment or the conditions under which a test is running. T...

August 10, 2005

Alex Thissen is alive

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Four years ago I took a .NET training given bij Twice IT (http://www.twice.nl). Together with my best collegue Rinie Egas, we kept in contact. The last time we met him was at the Microsoft DevDays in The Hague. Since then I never heard anything anymore, until today. It seems he left Twice and is ...

August 8, 2005

Architecture training

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Today I had a great training on application design patterns with a focus on .NET. Tomorrow, this training will have a follow up focussing on enterprise patterns (messaging, etc). The training is provided by http://www.cibit.nl and I was quite impressed by the knowledge the trainer has.One of the ...

August 8, 2005