Alex Lowe's .NET Blog

Taking feedback to the next level....

Blog moved....

My blog moved to http://callmealex.com/cs.

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/23/2005

Kick my butt on fantasy football.....

Tim created a fantasy football league for all of us .NETers. Anybody can join and it should be a...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 09/07/2004

What's a local office to do.....

Roy brings up a great point that was raised in his comments - local Microsoft offices have a new...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 07/10/2004

Visual Studio 2005 May CTP Class Designer Tricks/Tips.....

Here are a few things I've learned about the Class Designer and ASP.NET Projects: The Class Designer...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 06/15/2004

High School kids build ASP.NET Websites using Linux and Microsoft WebMatrix.....

Ok, so the heading is a little misleading and I'll explain in detail why later in the post. A few...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 06/11/2004

New version of Microsoft Solutions Framework (with Agile twist).....

Technically, there are now two models for MSF - formal and agile. Oh, and one cannot forget Visual...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 05/24/2004

If you could make Microsoft do five things for developers.....

Robert Scoble believes that MSDN Magazine is like the PDC (in terms of content) but a cursory glance...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 05/03/2004

Crystal Reports blog by the Crystal Reports developers......

It looks like the Business Objects folks want in on the blog action and they've setup a blog and a...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 03/22/2004

Developers are not clueless.......

Ok, so I've now seen a bunch of posts on the subject of "why developers don't build scalable...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/24/2004

Are you using the Microsoft JVM?

Are you using the Microsoft JVM? If you should know that (the quote below is from here).........

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/23/2004

To Webcast or to hold a local event?

I would like to know if developers are more likely to watch a webcast or attend a local event...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/23/2004

Do you subscribe to MSDN Flash?

Is MSDN Flash useful to you? Do you subscribe? If you do, what do you like/dislike about the...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/23/2004

James Avery on Sam Gentile on Distributed Computing

James Avery has written my thoughts on Sam's post better than I could in this post. Enterprise...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/15/2004

Different part of the world means a different DevDays...apparently......

I've seen a few posts in the blogosphere regarding the DevDays events that have occurred throughout...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/15/2004

Run NakedObjects on .NET......

I found this three part series: Part 1: The Case for Naked Objects: Getting Back to the...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/14/2004

Always neat to see the public Internet sites using our technology....

I noticed today that the following sites were running ASP.NET: PaneraBread.com - I love soup in a...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/11/2004

Russ Fustino (of Russ' Toolshed fame) is someone you want to see present....

Gavin wants everyone to know that Russ Fustino will be at the Tampa Bay .NET User Group meeting...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/11/2004

IPattern blog looks cool.....

Maxim Karpov has a neat blog started over here. He blogs about .NET Patterns and much more....

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/09/2004

DevDays 2004...I'll be there.....

I will be presenting at the DevDays event in Detroit, MI (March 3rd), Columbus, OH (March 17th), and...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/09/2004

What is an evangelist (Developer Evangelist in my case)?

Dictionary.com defines “evangelist” this way (there are three other definitions but they...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/07/2004

What is a Microsoft Regional Director?

Disclaimer: I don't work on the team that runs the Regional Director program but I do have a...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/07/2004

What is a Microsoft MVP?

Well, let's start by getting out of acronym land: Microsoft MVP = Microsoft Most Valuable...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/07/2004

Microsoft and developer support......

I think that some MVPs and a very small percentage of Microsoft employees misrepresent these groups...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 02/06/2004

Are you near South Bend, Indiana?

If you are nearby (I suppose you are invited even if you live a long ways away too) then I'm...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 11/17/2003

Preview: "Windows XP Service Pack 2: A Developer's View"

This article is a great read on the upcoming security changes in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and the...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 11/12/2003

Are you near Cleveland, Ohio?

If you are, you need to attend the Cleveland .NET SIG meeting tomorrow night! Dave White and I will...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 11/10/2003

Great webcast on the Application Blocks is coming......

MSDN Webcast: Applying Microsoft Application Blocks to Increase Developer Productivity and Reduce...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 10/23/2003

A few interesting Windows vs Linux reads.....

Study: Windows cheaper than Linux A Microsoft-commissioned study has found that companies could save...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 09/09/2003

Shipments of Windows servers rise, IDC says

“Shipments of servers loaded with the Windows operating system grew more than shipments of any...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 09/02/2003

Easily setting the culture on each ASP.NET request.....

Noticed something I thought was neat in the Time Tracker Starter Kit white paper - a little snippet...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/29/2003

I only want certain validators to fire on my ASP.NET page....

If you only want certain validators to fire on a large ASP.NET page (for example) then you can set...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/26/2003

Migrating from ASP to ASP.NET gotchas.....

A couple of the more general gotchas come to mind: ASP and ASP.NET cannot share session state which...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/25/2003

Projects, Solutions, and Command Line development oh my!

Chris Flaat has two posts that folks who do VS.NET development should really read. The first post...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/25/2003

Are you a member of the IT staff at a University or school?

If you are, then David Chalmers is someone you should send feedback on Microsoft products and how...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/25/2003

ADO.NET Tips....

Tim Sneath has some great ADO.NET Tips. Here are a few of my own: Always close database connections....

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/25/2003

Now this is funny (well, if you're a nerd)......

Tyson Dowd writes a very funny piece about self-objectification (the article discusses the idea of...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/25/2003

J2EE developers speak out.....

and they have some interesting things to say about the J2EE 1.4 spec and Java development in...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/22/2003

NUnit alternatives...?

Someone on a list I'm a member of (at AspAdvice.com) recently asked if there are NUnit alternatives...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/16/2003

Have you used the Eclipse development tool?

If you have used Eclipse then I'd love for you to post some comments to tell us all what you like so...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/07/2003

ASP.NET, SQL Server Session State, and SQL Server Service Pack 3.....

ASP.NET, SQL Server Session State, and SQL Server Service Pack 3 are a recipe for problems. Just a...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/07/2003

Someone's not playing nice in the Open Source world....

And it's not Microsoft or SCO this time........ I've long said the Java Community Process was not as...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/07/2003

More people are running Java Server Pages on Windows than Solaris....yikes

Some interesting numbers regarding JSP usage on the Internet. Hint: it's up 94% since last July...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/07/2003

Look out J2EE AppServer world.....

Apache Software Foundation is starting it's own open source implementation of J2EE - IBM, BEA, et al...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/07/2003

I'll be at the PDC.....

Author: AlexLowe Date: 08/07/2003

Migrating from Cold Fusion to ASP.NET

If you are considering the migration from Cold Fusion to ASP.NET or you are curious as to some of...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 07/27/2003

"Deciding When to Use the DataGrid, DataList or Repeater"

If you've ever found yourself wondering whether you should use the DataGrid, DataList, or Repeater...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 07/27/2003

J2EE -> .NET tools

Here are some "must haves" if you intend to convert JSP, etc. applications to their .NET equivalent:...

Author: AlexLowe Date: 07/27/2003

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