Windows is very “expensive” compared to Linux for running a simple web server…. Lesson learned.
Over to the dark side: WordPress
After a year (or more) of struggling with getting good SEO for a website I cobbled together, my client and I have decided to bite […]
Updating App.Config on-the-fly
Like most .NET developers, I use an application configuration file to store information that will be needed by my application at run-time. But what happens if you want to change the values that your application is using while the application is running? Fear not: there is a solution!
Getting hierarchical (nested) data from DataSets
The other day I was struggling with generating XML data from a database I was working with. After talking with a co-worker, he mentioned using Transact-SQL and the “For XML Explicit” options related to a query. So I looked at how to accomplish this task using the .NET Framework.
Compiling C# Code from the Command Line (Updated)
Compiling C# Code from the command line is a useful skill. CSC.EXE and MSBUILD.EXE are two tools which professional developers should know how to use. Here’s how/why I recently had to dust off my skills in these areas.
Complete MySQL and iTextSharp Example
I present a small sample web application that illustrates how to use iTextSharp to create a PDF document using data derived from a MySQL datasource. Specific workarounds for GoDaddy hosting are implemented.
Compiling iTextSharp for use on GoDaddy
On this site, I have a page that discusses some of the problems that I encountered while getting a website up and running on GoDaddy […]
As you may know, I’ve been doing .NET programming since 2002. In all that time, I’ve never bothered to get one of those fancy Microsoft Certifications, such as a MCSD…. Until now