Interesting Caching 'Feature'

You may know that I’m a big fan of caching. My latest pet project is the creation of a cache wrapper object that extends the capabilities of the standards HttpRuntime.Cache (or System.Web.Caching.Cache) object. One feature that I’m implementing is capability to insert an entry into the Cache and specify both a sliding and an absolute […]

MVP Summit – Day 2

So, I’m in Seattle for the MVP Summit and it is a great time to network with a lot of people I haven’t seen in quite some time (and many I just saw a couple of weeks ago at PDC…). They’ve been having some issues with transportation, so for instance yesterday morning about 100 of […]

In Seattle

I’m in Seattle this week for the MVP Summit followed by the ASPInsiders summit. It’s actually the longest I’ve been away from home since I got back from Iraq, but I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of folks I haven’t seen in a couple of years. I met up with James Shaw at the […]

ArmyAdvice Update

This weekend we moved ArmyAdvice to a new software platform, Community Server 1.1. The new software includes better support for blogs as well as better photo galleries and, best of all, forums. I’ve created a variety of discussion forums which I hope people will start using and find useful. There are a few other places […]

PDC: Atlas Hands-On Lab

I just completed the ASP.NET “Atlas” hands-on lab. It was very well put-together considering how completely new Atlas is. I imagine a few members of the ASP.NET team probably lost some sleep the week prior to PDC getting all of this put together in time. You can complete the lab yourself — it’s available from […]

More SqlDependency Gotchas

I wrote about some issues with SqlDependency in the latest interim build last week, but I forgot to mention one other gotcha that we ran into, which Scott Hanselman was struggling with yesterday. The necessary trick, which is only for that build so if you’re reading this post-release of ASP.NET 2.0 this shouldn’t be an […]

Anders on C# 3.0 and LINQ

Just came from Anders Hejlsberg’s talk on C# 3.0 and LINQ. You can actually download a LINQ tech preview from MSDN, here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/future/linq/ The language features that had to go into place to allow for LINQ are quite impressive, and I’ll have to play around with them myself to really wrap my brain around them […]