.net, programming, user groups

CMAP Main Meeting – Tuesday, December 7th – IIS Express, Razor, and WebMatrix, OH my!

CMAP Main Meeting – Tuesday, December 7th – IIS Express, Razor, and WebMatrix, OH my! – G. Andrew Duthie When: Tuesday, November 7th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Where: HCC Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, MD, 21046 Topic: IIS Express, Razor, and WebMatrix, OH my! Does the announcement of so many new technologies make you wonder where the…

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.net, JavaScript, programming, software

Forcing a user to read (or scroll through) all text before accepting terms

If you’ve used a computer before you’ve undoubtedly scrolled through and agreed to some sort of agreement.  Most likely it was some sort of software license agreement that you didn’t read about some website you were signing up on or an application that you were installing. Maybe, if you’ve installed enough software or been on enough websites you’ve come across…

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.net, CMD HTTP Request

CMD HTTP Request – command line HTTP request utility

More and more I find that I need to setup some kind of job or scheduled task to accomplish something in .NET on a reoccurring basis.  Typically in the past I’ve written Windows Services to accomplish this.  While effective, these definitely take longer to write and are harder to debug than say a simple ASP.NET page.  What I’ve done lately…

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.net, CMD Email

CMD Email v2.0 released

CMD Email, the email command line utility I developed (originally discussed here) has been updated to version 2.0. Here are new features for v2.0: Updated to target .NET 3.5 Framework Added support for message body being loaded from a file Added support for multiple file attachments Added support for logging to the Windows Application Event Log You can download the…

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FredNUG tonight

I’ll be attending the Frederick .NET user group tonight.  Tonight’s topics will be SQL Server Performance and Coding for Fun and Profit.  More information can be found here.

.net, mac, programming, weight loss, windows

Ways to optimize your ASP.NET applications

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently optimizing our ASP.NET application to help improve performance.  After spending time analyzing the code and the database for inefficiencies, it was clear that something needed to be done to minimize the data (reduce the request size) that was being delivered to each user for each page request. After lots of reading and…

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.net, programming

VB.NET RC4 Encryption for database storage

I recently had to upgrade some Classic ASP code to .NET for some data encryption.  The routines use RC4 encryption and make the result database friendly.  The following class can easily be dropped into your project for use with little effort.  The sample code shows the encryption and decryption methods.  You just provide the message and the key for either…

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