May 2011 Entries

The Darkness Behind DateTime.Now

The Darkness Behind DateTime.Now – I love stuff like this, as it exposes the “Frameworks are great – Frameworks are awful!” discussion.

iPad versus ASP.NET

Gotcha: iPad versus ASP.NET - Your web app looks awesome on the iPad, until… You decide to save it to your home screen. Useful stuff to know. If you’re doing this with a web application you’ve developed, you probably want to make it appear a bit more like a native app,  so you’ll add two meta tags to make the experience nicer (add an app icon and remove the navigation bar). Remember: Safari caches these tags when creating the shortcut, so you will need to delete/recreate the shortcut to force it to refresh. ...

IIS Express, Rewrite rules, IE9, and a whole lotta fun

IIS Express is great for web developers. Being able to test things using a “proper” Web Server rather than Cassini with it’s quirks but without needing the hassle of running a full IIS setup is a great timesaver, and plus it means you have the ability to use additional IIS modules locally, such as the IIS Rewrite modules. Today I accidentally left a production ‘non www to www’ redirection rule enabled locally on a site I was working on, and so of course when I ran it up I was redirected through to www.localhost – I went and disabled...


DepthJS allows any web page to interact with the Microsoft Kinect using Javascript. Tags: Microsoft, JavaScript, Web Development

May 2011 Release of the Ajax Control Toolkit

Stephen Walther talks about the May 2011 Release of the Ajax Control Toolkit – despite my not really having a need for the Ajax Control Toolkit it’s still obviously an incredibly popular project, and it’s good to see it getting some updates. Tags: Microsoft, JavaScript