Hello, I'm Jason
I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?
Last night at our user group meeting, Steve Smith presented custom controls and caching. Though the group was the second smallest ever (very, very small), Steve did an excellent job of presenting and formulating his speeches around the members that were present. In my opinion, each individual that attended last night walked away with some additional knowledge. Our group looks foward to having Steve back in the future.
Also, there are a few user group updates that I have. First of all, our meetings will be switched from the last Tuesday of each month to the last Wednesday with our next meeting being on Wednesday, September 24th at 6pm. Secondly, our site has been fully switched over to our new ISP. Also, sometime in the next week or two, I am going to convert the site from the old beta version of the StarterKit to the most recent version.Read More
I recently received word from our CIO that he would like to implement an enterprise portal company wide. We currently have an in house helpdesk system that tracks technology issues and inventory. However, we are attempting to decide whether to develop in house or to choose a canned package. Let me know what you think. Vote here:Read More
.Net Valley Meeting
When: Tonight 6-8pm Where: Waterfront Banquet & Convention Center, Wilkes-Barre PA Who: Anyone who wants to attend Sponsor: International .NET Association (INETA) Speaker: Steven A. Smith (http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Speakers/169.aspx) Cost: Free!
.Net Valley will be hosting its next event at the Waterfront Banquet & Convention Center. There will be plenty of swag to hand out including Books, Software, and more! The first topic of the night will be covering “Custom Controls.” The second topic of the night will be covering “Caching.” If there are any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Jason at email@example.com. More information about this event can be found at http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Events/160.aspx.
If you plan on attending, please sign up online by noon on August 26th. Sign-ups can be taken at http://www.dotnetvalley.com/Discussion/General+Discussion/161.aspx.Read More
One of the magazines I receive called Application Development Trends (www.adtmag.com), had an article written by David Chappell (www.davidchappell.com). The article was titled, One more time: What exactly is .NET? The article discussed the many reasons why Chappell felt the .NET name was dropped from most of the Microsoft lines. He also mentioned something very important. He said that Microsoft’s technology strategy has not changed. I would disagree.Read More
Awhile ago I was discussing with a few other peers on the ASP.NET forums regarding relational and object-oriented databases. In my opinion, it seems as though a .NET programmer would find an object-oriented database more useful than a relational database because you would then be allowed to pass entire objects to the application. However, the only object-oriented database that I’m aware of is called Caché by InterSystems (www.InterSystems.com). I have not had the opportunity to fully test their system. However, I do know some valuable information about the database and .NET development. OO databases allow for objects to be created and then passed between applications. .NET doesn’t directly support the Caché database nor any other OO databases. To get the OO database to work with the current framework, you can either use it as a relational database or pass the objects to web services; none of which uses the speed of an OO database. So, it will be interesting to see what OO databases will do in the future. I’m wondering if a future version of MS SQL will contain OO technology. Hmmm… :-)Read More
One of my friends was recently in a job interview for a SQL Admin position. The HR representative in the interview asked him if he ever wrote complicated stored procedures. He told me this and I chuckled. What exactly dictates a complicated stored procedure? I’m interested to see what others would consider complicated, especially if you have an example. Post your “complicated procs” here.Read More
I’m not a SQL expert by any means, but, I hope to improve my knowledge and provide valuable insight to readers. I will be posting some interesting news and facts about SQL. My information might not always be regarding SQL Server 2000 or the upcoming SQL server code-named Yukon, but it will all relate to SQL.
Enjoy reading!Read More
Today I was building an assembly in C#. I received an error saying,
CS1607: Assembly generation -- Referenced assembly 'Assembly Name' is a localized satellite assembly. After lots of fussing, I figured out that the reason I was receiving that error was because of incorrect data in the
AssemblyCulture property. In the
AssemblyInfo.cs (or whatever your file is called with the version information), I had to change the
[assembly: AssemblyCulture("en")] to
[assembly: AssemblyCulture("")]. That fixed the issue!
This past week, I began finishing up a survey application. It was a request from one of the departments that needed to send out multiple surveys with multiple types of questions. Then, they needed a way to build a dynamic query to get the results they needed. It is a fairly cool app with 6 tables and only 5 ASP.NET pages. Not too bad. I will see if I can post the polished code in the future. It’s still in beta mode.
One last thing: I noticed that at ASP.NET Connections in Palm Springs, Steve Smith will be speaking about caching. I think my User Group will find this interesting as he will be speaking about caching just 2 months before that conference when he visits our User Group. :-)Read More