March 2008 Entries

Taffy DB

The description of TaffyDB reads: Taffy DB is a free and opensource JavaScript library that acts as thin data layer inside Web 2.0 and Ajax application Think of it as a SQL database in your web browser. Ok, I thought of that - and it scares me. Yet, intrigues me at the same time. Technorati Tags: SQL,JavaScript

Good news bad news with Vista

The good news is that Vista SP1 is now publicly available, and that installing it (after uninstalling the SP1 beta) has removed the "Evaluation version" displayed on my desktop. I realise there were other ways to remove it, but I wasn't really interested. Why? Because fuck you, that's why. The bad news is that the process of uninstalling the beta and installing the full version took almost an hour and a half. That's a lot of painful downtime for an update which I really only applied out of perverse interest.. * Disclaimer - I only run Vista on...

The best train ride, ever.

Ok, it's not that exciting really, but it was pretty funny. One of the neat things about riding to almost the end of the line is that you never have to worry about missing your stop -  unless a lot of alcohol is involved. Unfortunately that's not the case for every other passenger. The "express" train (both of them - the one in the morning, and the one in the evening!) skips all stops between Newmarket and New Lynn. What that means is that a few people also use it for transportation between Britomart and Newmarket, because a train is a...

LINQPad

  LINQPad is a handy tool for anyone who works with LINQ: LINQPad is more than just a LINQ query tool: it's a code snippet IDE. Instantly execute any C# 3 or VB 9 expression or statement block! Best of all, LINQPad is free and needs no installation: just download and run.  The executable is under 2MB and is self-updating. Fun! Tags: ASP.NET , SQL , LINQ

IE8 on acid

Hopefully my last IE8 link for a wee while - The IE team posted that they were passing Acid2 a few months ago, yet people are seeing a broken face when they tested with IE 8 beta. If IE8 ends up passing ACID then there are a lot of presenters on web standards out there who are going to have to remove those chunks of their presentations where they load ACID in IE and laugh a lot.. what a shame! Tags: Internet Explorer , Microsoft

IE8 - apparently good for JavaScript developers!

JavaScript in Internet Explorer 8 is apparently good better! Tags: Internet Explorer , Microsoft

A quick development link round up

I've had a few links sitting around for a few days which I've wanted to write a little bit about. Douchebaggery from Jeff Atwood @ Coding Horror is a great read for anyone who's completely over religious OS wars. The Microsoft Practices and Standards Team have recently released a new version of the Web Client Software factory. I really need to find some time to download and test this, as I'm very curious to see how it compares to the upcoming MVC Framework. This post on JD from Mindset's blog talks...

Be afraid, be very afraid

The cynic in me can't help but ask the question - is Internet Explorer 8 going to make life as a developer better, or worse? Time to break out the Virtual Machines and find out. Tags: Microsoft , Internet Explorer