Like most .NET developers, I use an application configuration file to store information that will be needed by my application at run-time. But what happens if you want to change the values that your application is using while the application is running? Fear not: there is a solution!
The next few weeks and months will have me working with new technology from Apache: SOLR, HADOOP, and Pig. Read how I got myself in this mess, and how I hope to get out of it.
The other day I was struggling with generating XML data from a database I was working with. After talking with a co-worker, he mentioned using Transact-SQL and the “For XML Explicit” options related to a query. So I looked at how to accomplish this task using the .NET Framework.
Compiling C# Code from the command line is a useful skill. CSC.EXE and MSBUILD.EXE are two tools which professional developers should know how to use. Here’s how/why I recently had to dust off my skills in these areas.
I present a small sample web application that illustrates how to use iTextSharp to create a PDF document using data derived from a MySQL datasource. Specific workarounds for GoDaddy hosting are implemented.
On this site, I have a page that discusses some of the problems that I encountered while getting a website up and running on GoDaddy servers. Specifically, I had to re-compile some open-source projects to allow them to work in an environment with Partially Trusted Callers. I have added some step-by-step instructions on how to Read More…
As you may know, I’ve been doing .NET programming since 2002. In all that time, I’ve never bothered to get one of those fancy Microsoft Certifications, such as a MCSD…. Until now