• Database Drivers not provided by Microsoft

    Good post by Joseph Guadagno about database drivers not provided by Microsoft. He missed a few, though, so here they are: PostgreSQL PostgreSQL needs no introductions. Probably my favourite open source DBMS. Npgsql is de facto the ADO.NET provider. Performance and stability seems alright. PostgreSQLDirect .NET is a commercial provider, and is supposed to out-perform…

  • Classic ASP High Jinks: Windows Script 5.7

    It has been a long time since I touched any classic ASP, apart from the odd quick fix to legacy projects. Anyway, I recently helped a friend out with a project and was surprised to learn that there was an update to Windows Script, from 5.6 to 5.7. Wow! 5.6 shipped with XP, so it’s…

  • SubSonic 2.0 Beta 3

    Made another attempt to update the current project I am working on from SubSonic 1.0.6 to the newly released 2.0 Beta 3. The issue I had with Beta 1 is gone. Great job. As a public service, these were the things I needed to do for the update. Simple.

  • SubSonic 2.0 Beta 1

    SubSonic has shipped 2.0 Beta 1. I have used SubSonic (formerly ActionPack) in a few projects now and I have been waiting for this release. Very exciting. So I downloaded the zip file, updated the DLLs, web.config, compiled successfully. Went to the home page of the web application, so far so good. Datagrid, OK. Clicked…

  • Brainfuck

    Just found out about Brainfuck from Peter Schneider’s blog post about his Powershell brainfuck interpreter and compiler. Classed as an “esoteric programming language“. So subversive. And such an appropriate name. Created by Urban Müller in 1993, it has only eight commands. Wow! “Hello World!” looks like this: Needless to say, I will not be using it in…

  • Enterprise Library 3.0 Released

    Most excellent. I have looked at Enterprise Library in the past, but never quite found a suitable project for it. 3.0 has just been released and the highlights (as covered by Tom Hollander) are I particularly like the Validation block and the Software Factory. I should think up a project where it makes sense to…

  • Barthelme for Community Server 2.1

    After working on it on and off for a while, it is finally (I think) ready for release. There probably will be issues as it’s only been tested on my own blog. The CSS definitely has some extraneous stuff which I will be working to be rid of for the next release. I would appreciate…

  • Filtery Redux

    Filtery is a beautiful piece of code by Justin Whitford that I came across back when it was new (Feb 2003!) and have used it in various projects since. In a recent project, the number of items to be filtered was large enough that the browser noticeably slowed down during the script execution. As originally…

  • Tabbable 0.1

    Edit: Unfortunately, in between blog migrations, I’ve long ago lost the source code to this. It would have been nice to have retained it as part of my programming journey. I needed a light-weight tabbing widget for one of the projects I was working on, and not finding anything satisfactory, decided to throw one together.…