Using the Code Behind in MVC causes blindness

LOL for the funny post title. Derik wrote a great post with a great list of tips to live by: Keep your Code Behind empty Keep your Views simple Keep your Controllers light Keep your Model fat (domain model that is)...

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Posted by john on Friday, December 12 2008 No Comments

How to get WebORB and ASP.NET MVC to work together.

As mentioned before, I have been writing some RIA applications using Flex. I've also been playing with ASP.NET MVC. I have one project where I am considering combining the two. I have been using WebORB from MidnightCoders as my communication layer between .NET and Flex. I've been really happy with it...

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Posted by john on Tuesday, December 09 2008 No Comments

LOL Cat I could not resist

I would normally never post an lol cat to my blog. However, this one struck my funny bone so bad that I almost spilt my morning coffee all over my desk. more animals...

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Posted by john on Friday, December 05 2008 No Comments

Oracle ODP.NET & nHibernate

I am writing an application at work using nHibernate against an Oracle database. I was having trouble getting something to function properly, and wanted to test Oracle's ODP.NET driver instead of Microsoft's driver. I am linking to this article so I can refer to it later....

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Posted by john on Monday, December 01 2008 No Comments

11/22/08 Tank Photos

I purchsed two gobies today. And someone local gave me a nice frogspawn coral. This tank is starting to look quite nice. It is right next to my computer, so it is a constant source of distraction....

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Posted by john on Saturday, November 22 2008 No Comments

11/16/08 Reef tank update

I've been checking my nitrates once or twice a week when I do water changes, and have recently gotten down to 0ppm. I added a few new inhabitants yesterday, so I decided to run my full testkit. If/when I ever add an LPS coral, I'll have to buy an alk and cal test kits. Ammonia: 0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate...

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Posted by john on Sunday, November 16 2008 No Comments

10-25-08 Tank Photos

A little starfish of some sort crawled out of his hiding spot. Some sort of creature building itself a home. Every day, the structure is a little larger. It sweeps out its tenticals, and brings home little pieces of sand. I dont know what this is yet. I think this might be an aptasia, a dreaded pest...

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Posted by john on Saturday, October 25 2008 No Comments

10/23/08 Reef Tank Photos

Full tank shot. Closeup of a snail that came with the rock....

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Posted by john on Thursday, October 23 2008 No Comments

Starting a reef tank

I've started a new fishtank. It is an Oceanic BioCube 8. I plan to have a pico reef, with corals, crabs, shrimp, maybe a small fish. I just got the live rock situated in its final(?) arrangement this afternoon. The rock is fully cured, so I should not exerience a huge ammonia spike. But I plan to keep...

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Posted by john on Wednesday, October 22 2008 No Comments

Learning Cairngorm

I've been doing a bit of RIA development using Adobe Flex. As my applications have grown in complexity, they have gotten more and more unmanagable. Cairngorm is an application architecture from Adobe that attempts to solve that complexity using some good design patterns. I am watching some tutorial videos...

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Posted by john on Wednesday, August 27 2008 No Comments