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Exam 70-486 Study Material: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
As a follow up to the post I made in preparation of the 70-480 exam, I’d like to continue the series now with a look at the 70-486. Just like last time, we’ll look at a list of resources based on the individual exam criteria! General Resources Microsoft Hands On Tutorial: Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start: https://www.microsoftvirtua... Pluralsight ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:17 PM

How to access a WCF Service behind ISA Server 2006 Forms Based Authentication
I ran into this particular issue and didn’t find any answers to this specific question online. Here’s how I was able to accomplish this. A couple notes about my scenario: I used slsvcutil.exe to generate my service. I could not get connected to a service through “Add Service Reference” when connecting from outside the ISA server protected connection. This connection was tested and successfully retrieved data from a Windows Phone 7 device. I figured on the scale of success this was the platform that ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:25 AM

Test Data Builder pattern with object initializers in .NET
Test Data Builder Pattern When unit testing we often need to fill any POCO objects with enough data to satisfy the needs of the test. Redoing this in every test can quickly become a burden and slow down the testing process. Test Data Builder is a pattern that’s meant to help in just that situation. With test data builder you build a fluent interface that allows you to build out your POCO objects by only replacing the properties that you need specific values for. The other values are set to defaults ......

Posted On Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:59 AM

.NET XPath Returns No Results
When using XPath in .NET one of the gotchas to be aware of is that all namespaces must be named, otherwise you’ll end up with no results. Default namespaces that are specified with xmlns alone still need to be recognized in the XPath query! Say I had a bit of XML like what is returned from the QueryService web service in Sharepoint: 1: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 2: <ResponsePacket xmlns="urn:Microsoft.Search... 3: <Response> 4: <Range> 5: ... 6: <Results> ......

Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:57 PM

Increase your Visual Studio 2010 keyboard kung-fu! Shortcut charts are available for VB.NET, C#, F# and C++
Get them now! Technorati Tags: VS2010,keyboard,shortcuts ......

Posted On Friday, April 16, 2010 1:28 PM

Combating Failure – Principles for OO Success Presentation
I’ll be participating in the Baton Rouge .NET User Group’s second Speaker Idol event and doing a presentation on the SOLID principles. This’ll be my first time speaking for the BRDNUG, so we’ll see how it goes. At the least, hopefully those attending will find the presentation entertaining. You’ll find a link to my presentation included in this blog, please check it out and feel free to adapt from it if you find it useful. Keep in mind that this presentation is designed for 15-20 minutes. Also I ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:29 AM

BRDNUG Meeting this Wednesday, November 5th
Just a reminder about the upcoming BRDNUG meeting. We'll be looking at ADO.NET data services. The whole summary is available here: Technorati Tags: BRDNUG,ADO.NET Data Services ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 9:58 AM

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP available once again
Maybe you’ve already noticed, but the download links are once again active for the VS2010 .NET 4.0 CTP. Tackle yourself some new team oriented features here: Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010,.NET 4.0 ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2008 9:31 PM

October Baton Rouge .NET Users Group Meeting (in November)
NOTICE: Due to a scheduling conflicts as Halloween activities the October meeting has been moved 1 week to Wednesday, November 5th. Sorry for any inconvenience. .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM Sponsored by: Portico Learning Solutions Presenter Jeremy Beckham BIO: Jeremy is a Senior Developer for High Power Consulting, Inc. and has over 5 years of experience in .Net and SQL Server development. He's worked on projects ranging from ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:16 AM

RegularExpressionValidator will not stop the empty string
I’ll be honest that this did happen to me, and thankfully the MSDN straightened me out. For those of us who normally program for winforms, sometimes the switch to an ASP.NET project can prove to be a whole new world. For instance, I was working on a straightforward single page in ASP.NET 1.1 so that members of the same project could gather some information easily. The form itself had one field, and I wanted to ensure that the field was a number only. I added a RegularExpressionValidator and pointed ......

Posted On Friday, October 10, 2008 8:45 AM

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