I liked this quote from the Netflix Technology blog. Very interesting approach to testing a large scale high availability system
One of the first systems our engineers built in AWS is called the Chaos Monkey. The Chaos Monkey’s job is to randomly kill instances and services within our architecture. If we aren’t constantly testing our ability [...]
When you create a new ATL project in Visual Studio 2010, IDE generated StdAfx.h does not include the ATL namespace by default. Because of this behavior, when you try to use any ATL API (Like CComBstr for example) in your main cpp file, the build will fail with several “Undeclared Identifier” errors. Any existing project [...]
I just got this email from Microsoft. Hope this helps some one waiting to get certified for .Net Framework 4 Development. It seems slots are very limit, register asap.
You are invited to take part in one or more beta exams for Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.
If you pass one of the [...]
On some occasions you might want to deploy the Asp.Net MVC application to avoid compiling it yourself etc. You can achieve this by following the below steps
Create an ASP.NET website project in Visual Studio
Add a reference to the System.Web.Mvc.dll (and any other DLLs that your application might need)
Copy the web.config from regular ASP.NET MVC project [...]
On some occasions you would want to run some code for every change in the configuration file, like reload the cache etc.. A change in web.config prompts the app domain to reload. So one should be able to look for application domain shutdown reason to verify a configuration change. Here is how you do can [...]
On some occasions, you wish to initialize your Asp.net application even before it receives its first hit to get rid of any over heads like creating application domain, initializing the .net runtime environment etc.. To achieve this you can use aspnet_compiler to pre-compile ‘in-place’, so that in effect the application is primed. Compiling ‘in-place’ the [...]
For the starters, Adaptive control behavior is control behavior that is customized for target devices. ASP.NET provides an adaptive architecture that allows key life cycle stages of a control to be intercepted and substituted with custom behavior. A common example of adaptive control behavior is adaptive rendering where an ASP.NET Web page is rendered specific [...]
Windows SDK installation fails with following error
A problem occurred while installing selected Windows SDK components.
Installation of the "Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7" product has reported the following error: Please refer to Samples\Setup\HTML\ConfigDetails.htm document for further information.
Please attempt to resolve the problem and then start Windows SDK setup again. If you continue to have problems [...]
If your RSS feeds re not updating properly in Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 (most probably in Windows Vista or Windows 7), there are couple of things you can try.
Problem Type1: Feed Synchronization Issue
Fir and fore most verify if the feed synchronization is corrupted. Here is how you do it.
Open a command prompt [...]
AES encryption is supported for machine key encryption in ASP.NET 2.0 and later. For more info read MSDN article http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w8h3skw9.aspx). Here are answers couple of common questions related to AES encryption in ASP.NET:
what is the supported key length? ASP.Net supports any valid AES key. (AES key length usually [...]