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.
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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.
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.
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.