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IDynamic being dynamic in an ever changing world April 2007 Entries
Managing Web.Config settings on different machines
I have come to a crossroad recently since I got a new laptop at home and was wondering what some peoples solutions are to the problem I am faced with. Basically, I have desktop and a laptop development machines at home. Sometimes if I go on the road I will work on a project on the laptop, and while at home on the desktop. In my domain layer, I have a configuration file that needs to change depending on the environment. So for my most recent project the environments would be, DESKTOP, LAPTOP and WEBHOST ......

Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2007 12:45 PM

Programming as a way of life
We all know it. We all try to follow it. is a community with many lifelong geeks. Many of them programmers. In the last year with constant research I feel that I have come futher than I have in the last five years. It goes to show that programming really is a way of life. Nowadays I live, breath eat and sleep it. Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe that you need to take breaks every once in awhile. It's good to be immersed in new ideas and methodologies, but you need to step away ......

Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2007 11:11 AM

Continuous Integration with CruiseControl
I just posted a new article on thecodeproject. You can find it here I've been meaning to write it for awhile. It was hard for me to gather together all the information when I first started playing with CI. I was setting up another CI server at home and figured while I was walking through setting it up I might as well take notes and make it into an article. I hope people find it useful. I wish I had an article that was that well detailed when I was first setting up Cruise Control. Cheers! Sean ......

Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2007 1:14 AM

Open Source and the Gift Economy
Jeff Atwood has an interesting post about Open Source Billionaires and why they aren't any. I find this topic very interesting as I always enjoy researching differences in open source vs. commercial software. At one point in time I write a paper for an English class that spoke about the differences between the two. As Jeff states in his posting, there really is no true "revenue" so to speak from the actual software. We all know that it is free and thus is why it is open source. The project might ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:28 PM

Getting Started with MonoRail Screencast

Colin Ramsey has posted a getting start with MonoRail screencast. It walks you through downloading monorail and setting up a demo project. It's very basic but it gets you started really quickly.

Cheers Colin!

Posted On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:16 PM

SQL Server Agent
I haven't searched google or anything to find a solution but has anyone else found that their SQL Server Agents just randomly stop running? I've had this problem with a couple of my SQL Servers off an on for the last two years. I have a large number of scheduled jobs that run that massages data to feed into other software systems on a daily basis. Every now and then some of the sql server agents will just stop running and I have to manually go in and start them. I can't seem to reproduce the problem ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2007 8:34 AM

Linq for NHibernate code samples 1
Bobby Diaz made a posting of some code samples of the Linq for NHibernate functions. I haven't read through all of his linq posts yet, but this guy is doing some pretty ingenious stuff. I can't wait to start playing with Linq when I get some more time. I've been too busy with other development projects lately to really do any worthwhile research. I would have imagined that Microsoft would have made it easier to make providers for Linq, but I guess thats not the case. I must admit that some of bobby's ......

Posted On Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:34 AM

Ayende on Orthogonal Frameworks
Ayende has a recent post talking about Orthogonal Frameworks in relation to open source projects. Personally, being a developer for an educational institution (a public school district), this is the reason open source frameworks so appealing. The last thing I want to do is require the district to purchase a framework that is closed source. This creates more problems than it solves. I won't get on the soapbox and preach about why I like using open source projects so much, but it makes all the sense ......

Posted On Saturday, April 14, 2007 4:42 PM

TDD with SqlCe and NHibernate
I just posted an article to TheCodeProject describing how to use Ayende's Rhino.Commons to connect together all the pieces of SqlCE and NHibernate to achieve disposable Database Unit Tests. Amazingly the perfomance of SqlCE and NHibernate is very good. Once the initial SessionFactory is built, tests run pretty quickly. No benchmarks right now but I'll post them at a later date. You can find the article here Enjoy ......

Posted On Saturday, April 14, 2007 11:41 AM

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