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February 21, 2006

Orlando Code Camp

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Join me at the Orlando Code Camp. In contrast to the Miami Code Camp I will be giving two sessions this time: "A Guide to Developing Web Server Controls" and "Developing N-Tier Applications with C#, MSSQL 2005, and XML." The Ajax session at the Miami Code Camp was a huge success, I tried presenting the session again, but there's already two sessions on it. If you missed it, take a look in here.

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February 15, 2006

SQL Sever 2000 and 2005 side by side

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Last night I ran into the problem of setting up MSSQL 2000 and MSSQL 2005 side by side. After reading John Papa's blog on how to run these two products side by side I thought I would have no problem. Of course I did run into some problems. Ironically my problem was with the client tools rather than the Database engines. Why you may ask? Well, John's blog mentions that both products should be installed with named instances. I, in the other hand, had MSSQL 2000 with the default instance and MSSQL 2005 with a named instance. Indeed, both worlds collided. Although I was installing the client tools, I couldn't see them installed. I tried reinstalling, modifying, and repairing the installation several times. It turned out that having one named instance (MSSQL 2005) and one default instance (MSSQL 2000) wasn't enough. So if you're planning on running both databases side by side, make sure they both have named instances! There's my two cents... Until next time...

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February 05, 2006


My blog has moved. Please go to: http://jstawski.com/archive/2006/02/05/Ajax.aspx

Take a look at this presentation about Ajax, given by me at the South Florida Code Camp. Also I attached the project with all the samples. Remember this is a Visual Studio 2005 project.
Take a special look at sample6.aspx. It works just like Ajax, but with methods and implementations from ASP.NET 2.0. If you guys would like me to extend that sample and show you how to implement web controls, let me know. Remember to get the latest version of the AjaxPro.2.dll from http://www.schwarz-interactive.de/

Hope you like it...

Download a_beginners_session_to_ajax.ppt
Download AjaxPresentation.zip

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February 03, 2006

When is it enough?

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Did you ever feel like you never stop working? Like you live to work instead of working to live? Well, if you do or ever did I guess we have something in common now. I'm exhausted... I've been working from 8 am to 1:00 am almost everyday for the past week or so. And on top of that I've been preparing for a presentation I will give at the South Florida CodeCamp this Saturday (Yes, I will post the presentation.) Don't get me wrong, I love what I do, and I could do it for hours no end, but I always told myself what is the point of earning money if at the end of the day you can't enjoy it. I guess that after this Saturday I will have a little bit more rest.

The worst part, I still have about 3 more weeks of this.
Somehow I managed to find some time to post my real first blog.
Until next time, when hopefully I'll bring some technical samples for you.

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