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WhatIWantMost: The ProductSearch Component

In my last post I started to run with an earlier idea that I had about extracting the logic for the various product search services I was using (Amazon, Yahoo, and Ebay) out of the UI and encapsulating them in a component that would treat them all...


WhatIWantMost: Adding Sidebar Flair II and more Product Search

In my last post, a status update, I wrote that the next thing I wanted to add to the site was a list of the most popular items in wishlists and that I was planning on using the Amazon ID to count them. Again, building the domain layer...


WhatIWantMost: Status Update

Between preparing for and attending CodeMash last week and catching up on work that was waiting for me when I got back from CodeMash I haven't had a lot of time to work on WhatIWantMost. Yeah, I know, woe is me. You don't want to hear about my...


CodeMash: Best quote so far

"... we may have more in common than we think" from the leader of a Python user group to the rest of the virtual CodeMash Google Group audience. I tried to avoid the philosophical "we are the world" mumbo-jumbo that surrounded the CodeMash...


ASP.NET AJAX - Sys.Debug.isDebug Javascript Error

After updating to ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 you may get the following Javascript Error (especially for pages making use of animation): "Sys.Debug.IsDebug is null or not an object" or something else about Sys.Debug, depending on your browser of choice....


Book Review: Designing with Web Standards

As a web application developer I tend to spend most my time writing code to make web sites do stuff. I spend a lot of time working with databases and various n-tier layers except for one. I choose to keep my nose (as much as possible) out of the...


CodeMash: Recap

As I sit down to write this post, "codemash" is the number #1 searched term on Technorati. To say our little grassroots, non-denominational, cross-platform/language conference was a success would be an understatement. I wrote "our conference",...


CodeMash: My Day II

Scott Gu's keynote presentation on LINQ was great! As was his ASP.NET 2.0 Tips and Tricks presentation. Next for me was Dave Donaldson's NHibernate presentation. Dave's presentations are always a pleasure to attend and learning something about...


CodeMash Day 1 Wrapup

Bruce Eckel's after lunch keynote speech was great, too. It was all about thinking outside the box, experimenting, and kind of like applying principles from the design world into development. It was very motivating. After that I attended Ben...


Hello from CodeMash

Neal Ford's keynote presentation on Domain Specific Languages and Language Oriented Programming was great. Neal is a great speaker and a very smart guy! In fact, I'm sitting beside him in the speaker's room right now listening to him shoot the...