Kevin Hoffman's Blog
Recently, I posted an article that basically pointed out that online
journalist Mary Jo Foley had posted an article that was really a bunch of
sensationalist clickbaiting, claiming that Leopard was ripping off Vista.
Anybody that uses "Cupertino, Start your Photocopies" and "Leopard looks like
Vista" in their blog post is not making an attempt at decent objective
journalism. If you posted that stuff in a forum, you'd be labelled a troll.
So today I noticed that Mary Jo Foley has posted another article (I won't
link to it because I think she and her company get paid simply for referred
clicks...if you want the link I'm sure you can find it). Here are some juicy
bits from her second article:
"Admittedly, my headline choice (“Leopard looks like …
Vista”) for my original blog posting was poor." - Actually, the
headline choice was... (more)
Kevin Hoffman's Blog
Just this morning I saw a blog post containing some details about Microsoft's
new and upcoming MVC framework for ASP.NET. I'm actually a little shocked -
the sheer amount of "stuff" that is being piled into the Visual Studio 2008
release is positively staggering, though technically this looks like it will
be released as an "add-on" to Visual Studio 2008 sometime in early '08.
Some of the highlights of the MVC framework appear to be:
It will use .aspx as a view engine and nothing more - controllers will be
contained elsewhere. I think this is huge. Anybody who h... (more)
I've actually seen a few reports of people having trouble with the upgrade -
their computer hangs at the bootup screen for hours on end. Since I didn't
"upgrade" (like a good boy, I reformatted and started over) I didn't
experience the hour-long hangs, however, I did experience some delays during
boot. The first time I inserted the Leopard disc and it prompted me to click
the button to restart, I waited for about 20 minutes at the "grey screen"
waiting for the Apple logo to appear.
After powering down the laptop, ejecting the CD, and starting the process
over again, everything w... (more)
The ASP.NET MVC framework is one of the coolest things to happen to ASP.NET
since its creation. One of the things that I love about the MVC framework
more than anything else is its flexibility. This flexibility allows it to be
configured anyway the developer likes, including replacing the factory that
There are two main things that I wanted to accomplish with the Unity
integration. The first was that I wanted my controllers to have the objects
on which they depend injected into them in standard DI fashion. Secondly, I
wanted the controllers themselves to be ... (more)
So after the long and torturous wait, you're now in the SQL Azure CTP and you
are ready to get the ball rolling with your fabulous, shiny new cloud-based
SQL database server. Now what? Well, the first thing you're going to need to
do is create a database.
To do that, you'll go to sql.azure.com and follow the directions to sign in -
if you haven't already supplied the invite key you'll need to supply it after
you sign in the first time. Select your project and click on it. At this
point you'll see a pretty sparse management screen with two tabs: databases
and firewall settings. O... (more)