August 2011 Entries

ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap

I’ve had the ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap sitting open in a browser window for a couple of weeks now, and have only just now found the time to flick through it. Obviously it’s early days for MVC4 so a lot of what’s mentioned is speculative, however the potential improvements to mobile support and the ability to have device specific views looks like something that will really make a difference to anyone developing apps for mobile devices – which these days, is pretty much everyone, whether they know it or not. Add in a touch of improved Ajax...

Concrete evidence of 3 billion compromised devices out on the Interwebs

If you need to talk to me and I do not pick up..

With the immediacy of email/SMS, it’s definitely time to start working on getting the concept of voicemail out of our daily lives. Come on people, let’s work hard, we can make this happen. Via Caoine

Our security auditor is an idiot, how do I give him the information he wants?

Quite a few people retweeted this Serverfault post when it was first created, however it’s since been updated with some further discussion. It’s worth a read if you’re interested in security, Dilbert, The Office, office politics of any sort, or any combination of the above.

Fixes for a couple of SSRS issues

I’m not a huge fan of SSRS, but as far as reporting solutions goes it seems to do the job most of the time. Here’s a couple of useful links to fix issues I’ve run into recently – the first courtesy of the LavaBlast Software blog, and second courtesy of Doug. Gotcha: Reporting Services Viewer bugs on Google Chrome – The Report Viewer control has always had many cross compatibility issues. This post details adding some JavaScript hackery to fix a couple of specific issues with Google Chrome (Each button in the toolbar takes a separate line - you...