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More Reasons to Not use ASMX Services in New Code

Many people continue to use ASMX web services despite my earlier post “Microsoft says: ASMX Web Services are a “Legacy Technology”” and other such warnings. This is, of course, a matter of personal preference. Here are some of the many … Continue reading

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My Favorite Backup Software is Back from the Dead

I’ve been in the IT industry since the days when 6250 bpi reel to reel magnetic tape was a big deal. I’ve done a lot of backups, and one thing I’ve learned is: it’s not a backup if you can’t … Continue reading

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Hypocritical Methods

I haven’t posted for a while, but I’ve just got to post about this. I commented on a question on stackoverflow.com (“How to find the source of a request”, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6551954/how-to-find-the-source-of-a-request): Why do you want to do this? It sounds like … Continue reading

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Quick Hint for Troubleshooting XML Serialization Issues

 In the thread "pregenerated xmlserializers.dll is not beeing used", Nathan Anderson of Microsoft made the following suggestion: to be really sure you can save any generated .cs files with this in your app.config: <system.diagnostics>      <switches>         <add name="XmlSerialization.Compilation" value="1" />      </switches></system.diagnostics> … Continue reading

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La Película más Perfecta

Ayer, he vista al “Laberinto del Fauno”, una película de Guillermo del Toro.  ¡Actualmente, lo he vista dos veces! Esta película se habla enteramente en español. Yo nunca veo las películas en español porque yo no hablo muy bien el … Continue reading

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Where to Find Forums on Microsoft Development

There are many good places to ask questions about Microsoft Development technologies. In fact, there are so many that it can become confusing. This article will be my start at clearing up the confusion. This is not the final form … Continue reading

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Microsoft says: ASMX Web Services are a “Legacy Technology”

Microsoft is finally acknowledging in public something that I’ve been failing to convince people about for a while now. From “XML Web Services Created Using ASP.NET and XML Web Service Clients” on MSDN: This topic is specific to a legacy … Continue reading

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