Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

ASP.Net AJAX (Atlas) 1.0 Released

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

The former Atlas project has reached the 1.0 milestone and has been released today. From the Web Site: “ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. With ASP.NET AJAX, you can: Create next-generation interfaces […]

Domain/DNS Debugging On Windows

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

I’ve been working on the transfer of a few domains of my company to a new server. I’ve been having some problems and testing stuff is not always simple. Here are some of the commands and links I found very useful: ipconfig /displaydns Displays the Windows cached DNS ipconfig /flushdns Clears the Windows DNS cache […]

Ajax Envolving – Ajax SSL

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Today I’ve found something that could be very useful for webdevelopers that need some extra security without the troubles of configuring an HTTPS server. In fact, until recently, XSP didn’t support secure HTTP, and if it didn’t support it now, it would be even more useful. I’m talking about aSSL, a MIT/X11 Ajax library that […]

Consequences of AJAX on ASP.Net Webcontrols Development

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Every day new sites with AJAX appear and it looks like AJAX had come to stay. ASP.Net, as every other reputable web framework, must take it into account. It must provide the right tools to every scenario. What are the scenarios then? HTML Until AJAX gained momentum, this was the only possible scenario. If you […]

Firefox Cache

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Today I found the confirmation for something I have been guessing for a long time. Firefox high memory usage is not only due to memory leaks, but I could only guess that when Firefox had been using 400-600MB of RAM it must have been caching all my browsing session in memory. In this article, element14 […]

How To Test And Debug AJAX Performance With IIS

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

I’ve been developing an application on my intranet and everything works quick. But when I do release my application to external (internet) server I’ve found that the performance was far from acceptable. The reason is not in the server nor the client, its the network itself if you’re transmitting too much data. Under IIS on […]

How To Read RSS Feeds With C# And Mono

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Today I whished to add RSS and Atom support to one of my projects. When I took a look at the standard I realised it would be naif to spend time trying to support all the versions and imcompabilities of RSS. I then searched for projects implementing this and found one, to RSS, that fitted […]

Browsers History, Back and Forward – Time To Enhance?

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Ever since I know World Wide Web, and I believe ever since its very begin, browser’s history had been atomic, with one path or two-dimension if you prefer. While this concept is very simple and easy to understand, there are some cases where browsers could help us improving productivity. What exactly am I talking about, […]

Privacy Is Not Simple…

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

For a while, I’ve been working on this. Now that I saw something similar on a Slashdot article I decided to publish my own research. The truth is that the problem uncovered by that article handles the problem of handling your own users – maybe other site’s users if they use those kind of tracking […]

Table-less Freaks VS Reality

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

So, we need a nice little cute of our page to have round corners. Cool. The easy way? Do a table with 8 or 9 images, depending on the background, if its a solid color you only need 8 images, a pattern, you need 9. The next step if to have some freak Table-less guru […]

Busy times with AJAX, Javascript and Effects

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Lately I’ve not been able to blog much. I’ve been very busy working on ePortal that is improving very much. Thanks to the help of some nice libraries I’ve found I’ve been able to replace some of compatibility code I’ve done in the past. The biggest problem is, of course, Internet Explorer. I’ve even found […]

Tableless design…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

While ago, about 5 years, when I started developing web applications for a small company called Widesolutions, I was introduced to tablebased design. I rembember my opinion was and is that it is simple and it makes sense. Today, I think exactly the same with a few more ideas. Layers, or divs, can do most […]

New controls with Gtk ideas

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

For my current job in ePortal I’ve been designing some new controls that mostly add features not present in the HTML native ones. One such features is the ability to add an icon (or something else like a checkbox) to a dropdown list (combobox). How do we solve this? By implementing it using HTML, but […]