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Dustin Campbell rambles on about Fibonacci Sequences, Caching, Closures and Continuations

Dustin Campbell contributed his second post today in his new series preparing us for functional programming in .NET 3.0. Today he went into more detail about closures . Yesterday he introduced closures while discussing how to calculate a Fibonacci…

Rick Segal Go Code Something

I’m an avid reader of Rick Segal’s blog, The Post Money Value . I’m don’t read any other start-up blogs or VC blogs, but I like Rick’s writing style and point of view. Because of his Microsoft background and VC interest in technology and…

How to judge a Web Shop by its cover

How to judge a Web Shop by its cover

I have been in the web business for about 10 years now. Over that time I have spent a lot of time looking at competitors’ sites. Anytime a site, good or bad, has a link on it to who developed/designed it I will follow. Curious by nature, I usually…

WhatIWantMost !Always(AJAX.IsTheAnswer)

WhatIWantMost !Always(AJAX.IsTheAnswer)

Proper use of AJAX can be good for a web application when it helps reduce clutter by doing away with unnecessary postbacks and allowing the user to avoid the scenic route of visiting several other pages only to return to the page he/she was already…

WhatIWantMost More ASP.NET AJAX fun

WhatIWantMost More ASP.NET AJAX fun

Rather than focus on fixing the AJAX things that are still broken because of the RTM release tonight, I chose to jump even further into the abyss by adding even more AJAX-based controls to the page. This time it is a search results box that pops up…

WhatIWantMost ASP.NET AJAX RTM broke my UpdatePanel

WhatIWantMost ASP.NET AJAX RTM broke my UpdatePanel

A few days ago I noticed that something was amiss with the My Wishlist page of the WhatIWantMost.com site. At the time I was working on something else so I ignored it and I returned this evening to take a closer look. I have these floating divs…

WhatIWantMost The ProductSearch Component

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

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 functionality…

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 conference…