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WhatIWantMost Database I

WhatIWantMost Database I

In my last post in the WhatIWantMost series I further defined the basic entities for the project by adding attributes I think they need. The next step is to make a first pass at designing/implementing a database to support those entities. I simply…

Changing machineKey settings in Web.config causes bad behaviour?

Friday night I tried to update the machineKey section of a web.config file of a site so that it could share logins with another couple of sites. I have done this before a couple of times with those sites. The site currently has the machine keys…

WhatIWantMost Adding attributes for the entities

In my last post I defined what I believe to be the basic set of entities needed for the site. I may need to add more later, but for now they will suffice. The goal is to make a decision and keep moving. I don’t want to spend too much time over…

WhatIWantMost Errata I

I found an additional tool that I would like to include in the WhatIWantMost project: EViL , Dave Donaldson’s Entity Validation Library. I saw Dave give a presentation on using custom attributes for entity validation at CINNUG a few months ago and…

WhatIWantMost Establishing entities

Based on quickly reviewing the user stories I have come up with a short list of entities the system should support: User - which will be subclassed as Member, Guest, and Admin Wishlist WishlistItem Category Manufacturer (probably jumping the gun on…

WhatIWantMost User Stories

To help define some of the functionality I am looking to bake into WhatIWantMost.com I listed out a few user stories. Because the stories can be a little complicated (userA sends email to userB to ask if userC…) I created a couple of personas. None…

WhatIWantMost.com - Introduction, part deux

In my previous post I laid out the plan and goals for my WhatIWantMost.com project. I forgot to mention a couple of things, though. Because I am a great big huge fan of automated builds, continuous integration, CC.NET, … (author goes on and on for…

Creating the WhatIWantMost web site from scratch Introduction

Like many developers, I have a few domain names stashed away for rainy days. WhatIWantMost.com is one of those domains. I registered it a while back after doing some brainstorming with a colleague about building a holiday gift registry application…

Andy Hounshell for Trustee

Andy Hounshell for Trustee

My brother, Andy, is running for Trustee for the IAM/AEIF local union (Machinist’s / AK Steel). AK and its workers have still not reached a work agreement. I have some homeys who have been out of work for 9 months now. It is a real shame. Hopefully…

Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp II

The second annual Dayton-Cincinnati CodeCamp will be held Saturday, March 24th at the Wingate Inn in West Chester, OH - the same great location as last year. I attended last year and heard a lot of great presentations from guys like Josh Holmes and…