Tag: Programming

Dec 06 2009

Converting a Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Project to a Visual Studio 2008 Web Application Project

For anyone looking to upgrade their VS 2005 Web Application project to VS 2008, I found good walkthrough provided by Microsoft here.

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Dec 03 2009

Visual Studio 2008 and Visio for Enterprise Architects

I have started working on a new project in .NET and the Problem Domain (PD) was modeled in Visio UML.  Fantastic.  Now I wanted to forward engineer the UML into C# classes to begin development, but wait, I can’t.  I only have Visio 2007 Professional, and the forward engineering features are only available in the …

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Nov 24 2009

Modeling in Color

I just finished leading the modeling session as chief architect of the problem domain (PD) for a new application, and I had forgotten how exhausting the process is.  We had a fantastic moderator who did well to keep us on point and focused toward our objective.  We have about 50 or so objects, and I …

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Oct 30 2009

PyXML for Python 2.5

I was looking for a version of PyXML for Python 2.5 and had some difficulty due to the project being unmaintained.  I was able to find someone that compiled PyXML 0.8.4 for Python 2.5.  You can find it here.

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Oct 13 2009

Windows Bulk File Move Script

We have some applications that leave files sitting in a folder location out on some file server.  Eventually the disk space gets used up, or Windows starts choking because there are too many files in a directory, etc.  To delete the ‘old’ files, a support technician will try to connect to the file share, sort …

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Sep 03 2009

Creately.com: Online Diagramming and Design

Pretty neat application that just went public.  In was in beta for several weeks and is a nice replacement for Microsoft Visio if you need to share and collaborate on a diagram with remote users. http://creately.com

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Apr 16 2009

Google Web Toolkit 1.6 and Eclipse Plug-in

I just saw that Google released GWT 1.6 and an supporting Eclipse plug-in a few days ago.  I am installing now, and then I am going to attempt to use it to build a little resource time tracking application.  More updates to follow on this adventure…

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Mar 19 2009

Configuring WebLogic 10.3 and Active Directory

I spent the better part of the morning trying to get WebLogic 10.3 to startup and authenticate using ActiveDirectory instead of our old 8.1 custom realm. I finally did a little searching and found this great post which allowed me discover that I needed to set the control flags to Sufficient instead of Required.  Thanks. UPDATE …

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Jan 25 2009

Quickly Create Indexes on Foreign Key Columns

When using Hibernate as a ORM solution, it is natural to fall into a sense of ease with the tool and what it can do.  However, once you begin to load data into your application, there are several performance gaps that will quickly become apparent.  One of these gaps is the absence of indexes on …

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Jan 18 2008

Sociable Updates

As I mentioned before, I added the Sociable plug-in to my WordPress install to make it more ‘friendly’ to readers who make use of social bookmarking sites. After installing and configuring the plug-in, I noticed that it had not been updated to use some of the newer social sites like Facebook, Windows Live, and Google. …

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