Setting Up Compression With Iis Setting Up Compression with IIS

One of the most commonly missed features of setting up a web server is configuring compression. All modern Browsers support both GZip and Deflate compression fo

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Leveraging Httphandlers To Stream Custom Content In Asp.net Leveraging httpHandlers to Stream Custom Content in ASP.NET

WROX released my custom httpHandler eBook, Leveraging httpHandlers to Stream Custom Content in ASP.NET,  late last week. It is the second part of two WROX BLOX

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Managing Settings In Visual Studio Managing Settings in Visual Studio

Last week I was talking some folks at TechEd and it seemed customized settings of Visual Studio came up in a few conversations. As a frequent speaker I am start

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Expanding Upon Getting The Days In A Month Expanding Upon Getting the Days in a Month

I was perusing the ASP.NET forums tonight and saw an entry where the person was asking on help on getting the number of days in a month in .NET. While the asker

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Type 'Asp.global_asax' Is Not Defined. Type 'ASP.global_asax' is not defined.

I am honestly not sure how I created this error, but I know this I did not find much out there on how to solve the issue. I think part of the reason this occurr

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Custom Httpmodules Ebook From Wrox Custom httpModules eBook from WROX

WROX, one of the .NET community's best friends over the years, has started a new line of eBooks called WROX BLOX. I like the idea of publishing in an eBook form

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How To Deal With The 'Failed To Access Iis Metabase' Error How to Deal with the 'Failed to Access IIS Metabase' Error

You may get this the first time you try to execute an ASP.NET site on a Windows XP installation of IIS 5.1 The error will point you to a Microsoft Knowledge Bas

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Know Your Status Codes Know Your Status Codes

Developing applications that work across the Internet requires knowledge of protocols. To actually debug any communications or protocol errors you need to be aw

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What Is The Difference Between An Httpmodule And An Httphandler? What is the Difference between an httpModule and an httpHandler?

I get this question all the time and if you happen to attend one of my presentations on using each you should know by the end of the presentation. I also see th

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What Does The Outputcache Directive Do On The Client? What Does the OutputCache Directive Do on the Client?

This was a question that was raised in my Front-End Performance presentation yesterday and I honestly did not know. So I came home last night and did a quick te

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I Still Say Use Stored Procedures! I Still Say Use Stored Procedures!

First, wow, I never ever dreamed pushing that publish button on something I wrote in about 20 minutes would get so much play! Thanks for all who shared their op

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Put Your Path Together With Path.combine Put Your Path Together with Path.Combine

At least in my history of programming I have always concatenated paths as I build them in my code. A good example of this is deciding where to store uploaded ph

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Things I Hate About .Net Things I Hate About .NET

I hate several things about programming in the .NET stack, well not really that they affect me now. But it is really some of the ways we teach new .NET programm

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The Good Ole Days Of My Timex Sinclair 1000 The Good Ole Days of my Timex Sinclair 1000

I have found it really interesting to learn the background of some of the great programmers in the world and for those in the mid 30s, like me, many seem to hav

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The Secret Of Efficient Programming The Secret of Efficient Programming

I read Dilbert every day, it adds levity to my technical life. Besides I cannot watch Office Space every day can I? Today's Dilbert was funny, but makes a very

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How Do Domains And Dns Actually Work? How do Domains and DNS Actually Work?

When I first started on my own web development and hosting business 8 years ago I had no clue about was DNS or Domain Name Servers worked. To that point I also

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Setting Up Host Headers In Iis 6.0 Setting up Host Headers in IIS 6.0

The topic recently came up where I was asked how I set up multiple sites on the same port and IP address in IIS. There are two separate threads on how this work

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When To Use Url Mapping In Asp.net When to Use URL Mapping in ASP.NET

I saw a question on the ASP.NET forums on when to use or what is URL Mapping good for. This is a very good question, especially for newbies to the ASP.NET parad

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The Random Contestant Picker In Under 5 Minutes The Random Contestant Picker in under 5 Minutes

At the Raleigh Code Camp things went pretty well. There of course were things here and there that did not go according to plan, one of those was how are we goin

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Enforcing A Custom 404 Page In Asp.net Enforcing a Custom 404 Page in ASP.NET

Yesterday Google started hijacking 404 status codes through the Google Toolbar from unknowing Web sites to show pages with ads. TechCrunch even has a poll aski

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Linq In Action LINQ In Action

My friend from Atlanta, Jim Wooley recently finished his book on LINQ, LINQ In Action. The book covers LINQ basics, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML and LINQ Extensions

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