Inconsistencies in Health Monitoring Between WebForms and MVC

Posted on April 19, 2010  |  

Posted in Development


As I have written and spoken on numerous occasions, Health Monitoring happens to be one of my favorite features in ASP.NET. In WebForms, it's a path well trodden. However, while building Morts & Elvises with MVC2, I ran into a strange inconsistency, which I'd like to describe here.

Shinkansen for ASP.NET MVC Now Available

Posted on March 28, 2010  |  

Posted in Development


While building Morts and Elvises with MVC2, I cut over Shinkansen to support MVC syntax within views and master pages.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Posted on March 05, 2010  |  

Posted in Speaking

This is a short notice, but still… I'm giving my IoC and DI with WebForms presentation at the New York Code Camp tomorrow. Instead of walking away with a "this is only a demo; don't try it at home" excuse, I actually have a read-world example to go through.

How to Read Auto-Generated MachineKey

Posted on February 18, 2010  |  

Posted in Development


Whether it's tamper-proofing ViewState, form authentication tickets, or generating session IDs, the <machineKey> section is behind it all. Even if you don't generate it by hand, there's one auto-generated for you.

Is Nook Cannibalizing Store Sales?

Posted on January 27, 2010  |  

Posted in Business


As a newly–minted owner of a Barnes & Noble’s Nook, I experienced a weird feeling as I walked into a local brick and mortar B&N store the other day. I saw a particular book I wanted to buy, but just couldn’t get myself to take it to the checkout.