I spending this summer doing a lot of writing. But inspiration isn’t always a continuous flow. One of the things I did to get my mind of things was to look through books in the bookshelf. …and atop the bookshelf too, it seems. I’m allocated only about 1.5 meters (5 feet) of bookshelf for my computer books, so its always full.
So today became the day I made space for other books! 12.6 kg (27.8 pounds) or 40 cm (16″) of books were dismissed from my bookshelf today. Thats almost 7000 pages.
Some books might be really out of date, other might still be of value for someone. (I’ve already read them, so they’re out’a here!)
Here’s the list, anyone who wants them can come and get them.
Do you want any of these used computing books?
Programming SQL Server 2005 – O’Reilly
Programming ADO.NET 2.0 Core Reference – Microsoft Press
APPLICATIONS = CODE + MARKUP A Guide To The Windows Presentation Foundation – Microsoft Press
Programming Windows Forms 2005 Edition – Microsoft Press
MCTS Exam 70-528 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-based Client Development Training Kit – Microsoft Press
MCTS Exam 70-536 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Application Development Foundation Training Kit – Microsoft Press
MCTS Exam 70-431 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implentation and Maintenance Training Kit – Microsoft Press
MCTS Exam 70-443 Designing a Database Server Infrastructure using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Training Kit – Microsoft Press
Introducing Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta Edition – Microsoft Press
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Step by Step – Microsoft Press
You’ll need to come and get them, though… I live just outside Oslo, Norway… (No, I’m not sending them. Books are heavy, and that makes postage very expensive…)
They won’t lie around here to long. They’ll be recycled in a few days…
Use the form below to let me know if you want any of them.
UPDATE: Most books were given away, the few remaining ones are recycled. The contact form is therefore removed.
With ASP.NETs DataSource controls you can parameterize your query and have those parameters automatically fetched from one of a few standard sources. Those include getting a parameter value from the querystring, a form parameter, a control or from a users session variables, profile or cookies.
In this previous posts about Windows Azure Table Storage, I relied on the StorageClient project in the Azure SDK samples. This feels a bit strange, and raises the question: Am I expected to include references to sample projects and be using Microsoft.Samples.whatever namespaces in my future projects?
This raises a couple of questions about license, copyright, support and more. Instead of digging into those questions, I came up with some alternate questions:
What does this sample project give us?
How does it work?
Can we do these things ourselves?
A lot of the searching was done in the sample code, since most of the other articles about accessing Windows Azure Table Storage depend on the same sample files. I was disappointed to see that even the Windows Azure SDK help file shows some partial code calling into the sample project. Little help there… Continue reading “Diving deeper into Windows Azure table storage”
Today I’m presenting the free one-day course in ASP.NET at Microsofts Norway offices at Lysaker again.
I’ve prepared a zip archive containing both the presentation slides (as PDF) and a few artifacts I’ll use during the presentation. (Code files, sample XML documents, sql scripts etc.) Click here to download them! (Come back for the demos later. I will upload whatever code I create during the presentation.)
Ok, I know this isn’t exactly breaking news. Twitter has been out there for a couple of years, but still many people don’t know what Twitter is. If you’re one of them, have a look at this short video explaining Twitter (2’23”).
When searching for articles/blogs/samples about using Azure Table Storage from .NET, it seems most of them (if not all) depend on the StorageClient sample in the Azure SDK. I read about authentication with SharedKey or SharedKeyLite, and I always found the magic of these authentication schemes were wrapped up into several layers of abstractions in this SDK sample.
All these, however, assume that the table storage will be used from an Azure web or worker role. I wanted to see if the Windows Azure Table Store could be used with applications running elsewhere, like on your computer. I’m creating a console application here, but the code can be easily adapted to a WPF, Windows Forms or even an ASP.NET application too. Continue reading “How to use Windows Azure table storage”
While I believe most or many developers have heard of JUnit/NUnit/<your testing framework here>, fewer know how to write a test and running it using such a framework. And from those, even fewer have a good understanding of how to make unit testing a part of the development workflow.
I’ve known about unit testing and unit test frameworks for maybe 7-8 years. I first tried using it in a small project 5-6 years ago, but it is only in the last few years that I’ve learned how to do it right. (ie. found a way that works for me and my team…)
In this previous article articles about parsing files, I took a very simplistic approach to reading a delimited file. I used string.Split, which doesn’t handle the use of quotes and usage of the delimiter character inside quotes.
Code snippets are pre-created pieces of code, and Visual Studio supports two kinds of them. Expanding code snippets and surrounding code snippets. You can get started with code snippets right away, since Visual Studio ships with lots of them.