The title might seems strange as in 99.99% of cases we cannot afford Visual Studio in production environment. Even hardly mention this possibility could drive sysadmin crazy ;). Last moth Vladi Tchalkov gave a nice presentation on the subject on SofiaDev monthly meeting.
There is another resource on the subject - there is whole guide made by Patterns&Practice team in Microsoft -
Production Debugging for .NET Framework Applications
It could give some nice ideas how to troubleshoot issues in application in production environment.
Feature specifications are posted on MSDN so everyone who is interested how to write specifications or how looks like specifications inside Microsoft can take a look at Feature Specifications for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 in MSDN. All documents are in XPS format.
I've just read ScottGu's blog post (from an hour ago) where he announces that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Released as well as many many links for info about new IDE version.
You can download (90-days free trial edition) of:
I guess MS bandwidth will be filled in next days ;)
I had interesting experience today: A custom ASP.NET control (written by me :( ) that wraps Google maps functionality produces very nice results for a while but placed in new design started to render like this in IE...
I have to say it behaves well in all test pages up to now... well what happened?!
Unfortunately this happened on very complicated page with master page, themes, pieces loaded into page from DB and so on... briefly said difficult to isolate the issue. But still.. we are talking for HTML&JS so this is where the search should start ad more precisely - around map code (you can find more how to setup such map on Google Maps API Documentation).
After digging around I found that the control was placed in a HTML table, but I tested mainly in DIV tags. And markup looks like this:
1: <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" >
4: <companyName:googlemaps id="GoogleMaps1" runat="server" height="400px" width="400px" />
A quick test was setup and bingo.. this is it! It is broken on very simple page :) But why!? A (not so) quick search gave this forum post saying:
Your page structure contains this (very much simplified here)
2: <tr><td><div id="map"></td></tr>
That means that when the script is run, it's acting on a map within a table which hasn't been finalised because the browser hasn't reached </table>. In IE, everything within that table is treated as though it has zero size until the browser reaches </table> and sorts it all out.
But why my control produces such resulting structure? Aaah this hurry... I haven't used ClientScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript Method but I placed a code with this simple Response.Write... It seemed right at that time and especially all tests worked fine...
So bottom line is: Always be careful if you break the page logic! And those methods are there for reason. And last but not least: An hour or two reading can save you days of boring ghost hunting ;)
Hope this helps
Julie Lerman posted some news from DevConnections and Mike Flasko (PM at Astoria, err ADO.NET Data Services team):
- The official name is ADO.NET Data Services
- Pure XML won't be supported nor Web3S. Supported formats will JSON and ATOM.
- LINQ to Astoria :)
there are few more points in original post too. It seems ADO.NET Data Services is close to production.
Here are some posts I wrote about working with Astoria
If you've played with C# 3.0 and LINQ you might feel bored with good old .NET 2.0 projects. But wait! There is a way to use LINQ to Objects in .NET 2.0 projects. LINQBridge makes this possible. But how?
First, it's important to understand that C# 3.0 and Framework 3.5 are designed to work with CLR 2.0-the same CLR version that Framework 2.0 uses. This means that the C# 3.0 compiler emits IL code that runs on the same virtual machine as before.
This makes Framework 3.5 additive-just as Framework 3.0 was additive-comprising additional assemblies that enhance the existing 2.0 Framework and CLR. So there's nothing to stop us from writing our own assemblies that do the work of Framework 3.5 (at least, the critical bits required for local LINQ queries).
Can I use LINQBridge with C# 2.0 and Studio 2005?
You can-but the query operators will be awkward to use without lambda expressions, extension methods, query syntax, etc.
More info you can find at LINQBridge official page as well as source code. Thanks to Joe Albahari!
As we learned that we will be able to work on Visual Studio 2008 RTM starting from next month it is time to start providing useful resources and links :)
Here is poster with .NET 3.5 Namespaces (download PDF - 986 KB)
Also here is how technologies are added to .NET
via Brad Adams blog and Paul Andrew blog
Just read Marto Kulov's blog post:
Somasegar just announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 will be out this November.
This is awesome. I am looking forward using this VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 RTM.
Sounds somehow normal as last days blogging space has been very quite
Nigel Rivett has a nice article about Partitioned Tables in SQL Server 2005. There are many samples and T-SQL scripts that reveal secrets of partitioned tables, schemes and indexes.
Adam Rink also has good post with samples about partition operations.
MIXUK 07 recorded sessions are made public - you can see them at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mix07/agenda.aspx
Note: At Day 2 there are two sessions of ScottG that cannot be missed if you want to catch up with all fancy stuff that coming in VS 2008
And of course the videos are streamed through Sivlerlight video player... Did you expected somethig else :) And very conviniently you can download them in .zip format for offline view