The best blog. A personal perspective

6. February 2007 06:54 by Mquiros in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Maybe I’m wrong but after 8 year in web development, 4 asp classic year, 2 year transition to .Net world and last year doing heavy development on 2.0 I think that I may have a good opinion on the best resources online for the development.

I was thinking sometime ago about give the credit to the great work of
Mads Kristensen  and his .NET SLAVE blog, to me, the best blog around the blogsphere when talking about ASP.NET development. But I’ve been kinda lazy and never did so, today I read a blog post from HIM asking about some stuff , you should read here.

After playing around with all free resources online to see coding techniques and styles (forums, tutorial, blogs, Starter “piece of s***” kits, I easily can say that Mads’ blog is the best blog around, why? Because if you see around and read a lot of blogs an related technologies, forums, you can find good code but NEVER believe me NEVER the complete solution, or not a quality solution, and to make it even better Mads “KISS” approach just make his blog articles perfect. I understand that people shouldn’t give away everything they know, that everybody’s problem to decide to share or not.

Small, concise, ready for deployment in must cases,  an the best of all, HE SHARES real solutions for real problems on real scenarios, his code snippets are piece of gold when you have the enough criteria to judge. I don’t want to sounds like a biased person, I don’t know Mads personally but I bet you he is a great person why? Because persons who SHARE KNOWLEDGE, - not just simple knowledge –I’m talking about real knowledge, is great people. I invite you to read his blog everyday and if you can donate when find something useful I encourage you to do so ( I should do that to J) Read all the post Mads wrote, I guarantee you that would be amazed to read all that valuable an C# stuff.

I will make a resource or blogs list that I read everyday that keeps me on track on latest news, trends etc, related to an developer but now I just feel necessary to give Mad something small back compare to his great knowledge.

As I said Mads code snippets and opinion rocks, and here is my favorite ones.

Latest: Search Engine Positioner, I saw this yesterday  and now is used in our marketing department, very valuable tool for SEO (search engine optimization) , Mads If you read this, this is my "wish a song", Proxy settings, to use 3rd party proxies, this is very useful when doing SEO out of the US because Search engines give results depending on your IP country so if you do search engine marketing for another country rather that yours ( in my case Costa Rica) that would be very valuable).

Some other favorites:

And many more, if you put together all the code Mads provides you can build a great software library to a small general purpose web shop.
Thanks for all, Mads keep sharing, keep rocking!
Visit the .NET SLAVE BLOG now !

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, in case you missed it

2. January 2007 13:23 by Mquiros in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
If you had a holiday rush as some of us did maybe you missed some news about Visual Studio Service pack 1 being release.
Scott Guthrie (, iss, product manager at Microsoft) release today on his blog some really valuable information about this. He points to really good links like

But also more useful information, check it out the whole post: A few VS 2005 SP1 Links and Information Nuggets

Happy New Year

2. January 2007 07:09 by Mquiros in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Just want to say happy new year and succes to all the people at ArtinSoft and especially to our blogs readers, this year we have a lot of new things coming, just no migration stuff, but new tools and products that hopefully everybody will love, especially people in the web development world. At this point can't tell more about it...

In the other hand I'll be sharing more knowledge and tips about and migrations from ASP to ASP.NET  and of course .NET related information.

Stay Tune ! 2.0 compiler tool

12. October 2006 08:56 by Mquiros in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

If you are starting to develop application with Visual Studio 2005 and learning about the thousands of new cool features of 2.0 you will find that the compilation model is really different.

To me was very confusing in the beginning understand the new compilation model or features. Playing around -before reading documentaion first- I find that there some command line tools that  you can use to understand the different ways to do it, however it's difficult to understand if you don't read the new compilation model documentation.

I want to share about a tool I used since I found it, it's called West Wind Web ASP.NET 2.0 Compiler Utility, it's very simple to use and in my case, it helps me to understand better the compilation options I have with the 2.0 model.

So give it a try and I hope you like it.

UrlRewriting Library for Asp.Net 2.0

15. August 2006 11:28 by Mquiros in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Checking ScottGu's Blog the other day, he pointed to some useful links, I specially like the UrlRewriting library, I'm considering using it so wait for updates for my experience with it. I recommend to check that library it looks really good.

Via ScottGu's Blog

UrlRewritingNet.UrlRewrite V2.0 Released: Albert Weinert sent me mail on Friday pointing me at the new release of the UrlRewriting engine that he and Thomas Bandt wrote for ASP.NET. It is available as a free download and includes samples + full source code.