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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The Microsoft Anti-cross Site Scripting Library The Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library

Cross-Site Scripting attacks are very common on the Internet these days. The sad thing is these attacks can easily be thwarted with a little extra analysis and

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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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Turn Off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security

One of the annoying things I have had to encounter is working from a Windows server and trying to surf the web. What you find are a constant barrage of dialogs

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Cures For The Common Ailments - Dropdownlist Cures for the Common Ailments - DropDownList

A very common issue that many new developers come into when using a DropDownList control is how to truly bind items to the list. A common problem that happens i

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Datetime String Formatting DateTime String Formatting

Digging through some stuff on Brad's Blog history I found this interesting post on DateTime formatting. He was referring to something on Julie Lerman's old Blog

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Key Points For Successful E-commerce Sites - Getting Paid Key Points for Successful E-Commerce Sites - Getting Paid

There is no point in having an online store if you do not accept money from your customers. Deciding how you will get paid truly involves every single aspect of

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Key Points For Successful E-commerce Sites - Programming And User Experience Key Points for Successful E-Commerce Sites - Programming and User Experience

My final entry in my series on elements for E-Commerce sites I want to go over some aspects related to programming. Some of this is as much marketing as it is p

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Key Points For Successful E-commerce Sites - Infrastructure Key Points for Successful E-Commerce Sites - Infrastructure

Previously I wrote about key points to marketing an E-Commerce site. While I wrote things from the perspective of application to an E-Commerce perspective those

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Key Points For Successful E-commerce Sites - Marketing Key Points for Successful E-Commerce Sites - Marketing

I have developed over 250 ASP.NET sites alone in the past 6 years. In doing that many sites I have had more than my fair share of opportunities to develop custo

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Key Points For Successful E-commerce Sites - Security Key Points for Successful E-Commerce Sites - Security

To continue on my theme of a good E-Commerce practices, the next topic is security. I will never admit to be a full blown security expert, but I feel comfortabl

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Asp.net 2.0 Your Visual Blueprint - Is Finally Here! ASP.NET 2.0 Your Visual Blueprint - Is Finally Here!

After long last I finally have my copies of my book, ASP.NET 2.0 Your Visual Blueprint for developing Web Applications. This is my first book and I put a lot o

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Using Custom Script Files With Asp.net Ajax Using Custom Script Files with ASP.NET AJAX

I am slowly but surely started to really get the hang of this AJAX stuff, especially with the ASP.NET AJAX framework. I have been having an issue with some basi

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