RSS and SourceSafe

Greg writes: “Hot out of the RAI lab…RSS feeds generated from Visual SourceSafe. Many development shops use some kind of email notification for source changes – and this is a perfect application of RSS.” Is this really “a perfect application of RSS”? I’m not sure – the HTTP polling troubles me but in some ways…

Googling your weblog

Funny you should ask. I remembered writing about just that on my weblog a while back. So, I fire up Google, type in “SAP .NET Scoble” and out came the answer. Now you know why I link so many things here. If I ever need to find something, I’ll just fire up Google and find…

The XML API Challenge

Everyone knows what the right answer is, but the problem is that half of them know that it is “fix it” and half of them know it is “don’t fix it”, and they all scream really loud. [Better Living Through Software] The difficulties of maintaining an API for an externally managed spec.

Web user controls with images

Scott Guthrie writes: …if you have images only used by that user control, you can create a “images” directory that lives in the same directory as your usercontrol — and then use relative paths to the images using asp.net server controls. For example: <img src=”image/foo.jpg” runat=”server”/> Or <asp:image imageurl=”image/foo.jpg” runat=”server”/> ASP.NET will then automatically fixup…

PowerToys for Visual Studio .NET 2003

PowerToys for Visual Studio .NET 2003 are a collection of cool utilities and tools developed by Microsoft that enhance Visual Studio. This initial collection of PowerToys will allow you to fine-tune Visual Studio’s hidden registry settings, add comments and build help files, load files from the command line and create custom IDE window layouts. All…

DateTime.Parse

I’ve been working on an application that needs to handle the case where different users and/or different servers are located in different time zones. To accommodate this, I figured it would be best to ensure that all date/time values would be stored and manipulated in universal time (UTC). For textual representations of date/time values, I’ve…