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Jon Galloway
jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I checked in with the team, this is what they said: "Full text and secondary index is in our list of feature requests but is not planned yet."" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Apache License v2 gives you rights to modify and redistribute. License is here: https://aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com/license" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'm asking around to find someone who can answer this." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"As Scott said, use what makes you happy. Here's something we posted on the ASP.NET site earlier this year to that effect (http://www.asp.net/open-source): "The .NET open source community is doing some amazing things! We’re of course excited about ASP.NET, but we want you to know that the community is producing some great alternative frameworks as well. We’ve listed some top projects in a few open source content sections on this site, e.g. other MVC frameworks in our ASP.NET MVC Open Source tab and service frameworks in the ASP.NET Web API Open Source tab." I think the bottom line is that ASP.NET is free, so Microsoft doesn't make money selling it. If you're building web applications on .NET, it's all the same to Microsoft. Now that Azure supports so many other languages and platforms, it's gotten a lot easier to make this point internally, too." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The way I explain it is by talking about how Ajax can contact a server to get updates or post new information, but because the web is stateless, the server traditionally hasn't had a way to contact browsers to push them updates. Previous ways to maintain a long running connection were hacky and inefficient. Web sockets came out to allow for lightweight, long running connections, and they work great if your server and all browsers support them. But if they don't, it's nice to be able to fall back to legacy methods for maintaining a connection. That's SignalR provides - it supports multiple methods of maintaining persistent connections between a web server and multiple clients, and more importantly it intelligently negotiates the transport for each browser. That means you can build cutting edge connected applications without having to turn away old browsers." - Jon Galloway
Jon Galloway
jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'd recommend the tutorials Rick Anderson, Tom Dykstra and team have been putting out. http://www.asp.net/mvc... http://www.asp.net/mvc... I just helped review an MVC 5 / EF 6 tutorial that I think is really well done: http://www.asp.net/mvc... We recently published some Hands On Labs that dig into some more advanced features and scenarios: http://www.asp.net/mvc... The scenarios you mention (mini social network, e-commerce, etc.) sound like great suggestions. [I'm a tech evangelist at Microsoft focused on ASP.NET]" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"There's a short list at the bottom of this page: http://www.asp.net/get-started (Woot, Cheezburger, of course all the big Microsoft sites like Bing and Xbox, etc.)" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"In terms of cloud based IE testing, see http://modern.ie. These are official, cloud based tools (and pre-built VMs) for testing sites in IE on Mac, Linux and Windows. So you could use Visual Studio Online + modern.ie + Azure Web Sites to build, test and deploy from Linux, Mac, or even an iPad or Android tablet." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Visual Studio Online announced - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It's quite a bit more than notepad. This video shows some of the more advanced features: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on A look at the new Visual Studio Online "Monaco" code editor - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It's a joke. There's a project that was originally called NSync, then renamed to Shimmer (and again renamed to Squirrel). I told the devs that they should have stayed with NSync because it was a good name, so I forked it and changed the name back. But they were right, the google-fu on the NSync name was no good. https://github.com/Squirre..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Joseph Goebbels scowling at photographer Albert Eisenstaedt after finding out he's jewish, ca. 1933 [xpost ColorizedHistory] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I can't find any reference stating that he was Jewish or had just found out about it in this picture. Got a link?" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Starting a new website project. What .NET cms would you use? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"We use Umbraco on the ASP.NET website and it's been working well for us. It has its quirks, as all CMSs do, but it's been fast and does everything we need it to. I've also been interested in N2, although I haven't tried it. Unlike other CMSs that take over your site, N2 is supposed to be more of a drop in that supplies CMS capabilities where you need them. http://n2cms.com/" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on ▶ Adding an audio play indicator to your page's tab with a few lines of Javascript - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Ping.fm and tons of other sites have been doing this for a while." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AMA - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"How important do you think programming (and general technical literacy) are as a tool in enabling less privileged youth worldwide? Could a dedicated effort help them to transition to well-paying jobs which can be performed locally, bringing wealth and educational opportunities to their communities? Are there some programs in this area you're excited about?" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Why I Taught My Daughter To Code (A Little) - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I think most people assume that the goal is proficiency, which is too high a bar. Scale it back to "having fun exploring how the internet works" and you've got something kids can grasp and enjoy." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Why I Taught My Daughter To Code (A Little) - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The point in my post is that computer and internet smarts are becomming more and more crucial, in the same way that basic literacy and math have been seen traditionally. The logical and systematic problem solving skills that are exercised in (very basic) programming are very important, and what better way to learn them than by working with Javascript and web pages - things they're familiar with and will be seeing a lot more of." - Jon Galloway
Jon Galloway
reddit is offline in protest of PROTECT IP and SOPA - http://www.reddit.com/
"submitted by reddit to blog." - Jon Galloway
Jon Galloway
jongalloway on Let's pick ONE Senator of voted for NDAA/SOPA and destroy him like we're doing for GoDaddy. Relentlessly investigate and find skeletons in his closet, money bomb is opponents, etc. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Top contributors to Lamar Smith (founder of SOPA) campaign: http://www.opensecrets.org/politic... Maybe notify them and tell them you're taking business elsewhere due to their support?" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on The future of Mono - Xamarin - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> Mono does not run off the shelf .NET programs written on windows using Visual Studio. What do you mean? A DLL / EXE written in Visual Studio on Windows can be copied to a Linux machine and run under Mono without any recompile." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I agree that rewrites from one computer language / system to another rarely make sense in the business world. For example, some have said that the Google Black Hole effect is largely due to rewriting working applications to the Google infrastructure (http://www.slate.com/id...). Any rewrite, even to a "better" platform, is fraught with peril. That said, there are plenty of reasons why you'd choose ASP.NET - especially ASP.NET MVC. While you can write fast websites on any platform, ASP.NET is really fast on minimal hardware. Benchmarks: http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32q..., Most of the top results on http://www.google.com/search... explain some reasons (e.g. compiled code). StackOverflow has scaled really well running ASP.NET MVC on very few servers: http://highscalability.com/blog......" - Jon Galloway
Jon Galloway
jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I agree that rewrites from one computer language / system to another rarely make sense in the business world. For example, some have said that the Google Black Hole effect is largely due to rewriting working applications to the Google infrastructure (http://www.slate.com/id...). Any rewrite, even to a "better" platform, is fraught with peril. That said, there are plenty of reasons why you'd choose ASP.NET - especially ASP.NET MVC. While you can write fast websites on any platform, ASP.NET is really fast on minimal hardware. Benchmarks: http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32q..., Most of the top results on http://www.google.com/search... explain some reasons (e.g. compiled code). StackOverflow has scaled really well running ASP.NET MVC on very few servers: http://highscalability.com/blog......" - Jon Galloway
Jon Galloway
jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Either ASP.NET MVC or WebMatrix will probably make more sense than ASP.NET Web Forms for a PHP dev. I just wrote up a list of free training / tutorials / etc. for MVC 3 here: http://weblogs.asp.net/jgallow... WebMatrix is a script focused approach that feels pretty similar to PHP. You can find info on that here: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix Honestly, even if you're going to end up at ASP.NET MVC, you might want to get started w/ WebMatrix since it'll be pretty similar to what you've used in the past." - Jon Galloway
Jon Galloway
jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Either ASP.NET MVC or WebMatrix will probably make more sense than ASP.NET Web Forms for a PHP dev. I just wrote up a list of free training / tutorials / etc. for MVC 3 here: http://weblogs.asp.net/jgallow... WebMatrix is a script focused approach that feels pretty similar to PHP. You can find info on that here: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix Honestly, even if you're going to end up at ASP.NET MVC, you might want to get started w/ WebMatrix since it'll be pretty similar to what you've used in the past." - Jon Galloway
Jeff Martin
The Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea - http://www.last.fm/music...
Love that song - first heard it on the Cool World soundtrack - Jon Galloway
Scott Hanselman
@carnage4life "FriendFeed ... drowns you in content from people you don't know and never asked to get content from in the first place."
You're doing it wrong. Learn to turn off "Friend of a Friend" feature. I can show you how if you don't know how. - Robert Scoble
You're doing it wrong #2. Learn how to use lists. You followed 310 people. That's too many and you shouldn't follow so many if you want a quiet life. Solution? Lists! Put your favorite people into one called "my favorite people." Put noisy assholes like me into another. Etc. Etc. Eventually you'll have a very useful system. But first learn how "friend of a friend" works. You probably will like life better if you turn it off for a while. - Robert Scoble
Interesting. I just went through the "Wizard" at the beginning of the sign up project and in imported folks from lord knows where. - Scott Hanselman
Scott: that's the problem with our current mentality. We think more=better. Not really true in this case. Luckily there are solutions! - Robert Scoble
Thanks. I've tossed all but 80 or so friends, turned off friend of friend, made a room and I'll watch from here! :) - Scott Hanselman
I would have just moved all the others over to a list and watched it to see who adds value to your life. Same thing with me. Watch http://www.friendfeed.com/scoblei... to see if I'm adding any value with my Likes. That's what'll show up in friend-of-a-friend stuff anyway (which you can still get to, even though you turned it off: it is at the bottom of your page in a "show hidden items" link). - Robert Scoble
Hiding tons of stuff helps make Friendfeed managable, but the "Best Of" feature doesn't respect it. The Best Of view would probably be the best part of Friendfeed if it weren't full of FOAF pictures of their cats. - Jon Galloway
One of the nice parts about have "friends of friends" show up is that this way I learn about interesting people I want to Subscribe to. If they have an interesting post that or comment, I'll check their feed, see if there's content I'd like to subscribe to and if so I will. - Loren Heiny
Alan Le
Windows 7 can burn ISO images by default but can't mount it? Is this a Fail? What are you using to mount ISOs?
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I've heard PowerISO is the only one that works - Jon Galloway
I use Daemon Tools on XP - Rodfather
Daemon Tools installs spyware if you're not careful. I hate software companies that do that. Also it doesn't work in Win7 - Alan Le
thanks jon, I'll install PowerISO.. - Alan Le
I like Daemon Tools also. It is a fail though. - Corvida
They want you to buy something to do the rest, like most Microsoft things. Can you believe that Windows still won't let you watch DVDs on your PC without 3rd party solutions? I didn't believe it myself til I sat down with my buddy and his brand new PC. - Glenn Batuyong
@Alan re: Daemon Tools spyware: do you have a reference for that? I haven't seen it set off any triggers. Is the Lite version unaffected? - Paul Whitaker
Paul, I blogged about Daemon Tools spyware 2 1/2 years ago when installing it for Vista. http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/alanl... - Alan Le
Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Social media rocks. - Alan Le
@Glenn, Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can watch DVDs without a 3rd party solution. - Jordan Hofker
I use Daemon Tools Lite - Make sure you uncheck the option to set the homepage in the installer. - Bwana ☠
Jon Galloway
FriendFeed seemed so promising, but they never added the obvious feature: cross-post to Twitter. I'm not one to yell FAIL!, but... NOTAWIN!
That's funny - they added it the week before I thought to complain... - Jon Galloway
Yuvi
Everyone! Post your StackOverflow accounts!
I don't really have much to say over there, though. - James (@willia4)
Well, I do have quite a bit to ask though :) - Yuvi
http://stackoverflow.com/users... <-- but I haven't done much there yet. - Lindsay
Am I missing something: you can't add connections/contacts/friends in SO? - Mark Trapp
@Mark - I don't think you are missing anything. Jeff wants SO to be something and *not* be something. It's not a SocNet. - Yuvi
The highest rep in the list is Jon with 5000+. everyone else has less than 100? - Alan Le
hey I have 173 last I checked. - Roberto Bonini
http://stackoverflow.com/users... haven't found much to do with it yet, but I think this will be of great help when I'll get back to my programming projects. - Zu from AOD
Kevin Cearns
Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder - http://friendfeed.com/e...
Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder
"Web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time, according to the free software campaigner" - Kevin Cearns
When I say this kind of stuff out loud, the torches and pitchforks come out. - Bwana ☠
I wonder what this guy thinks of off-site backups? Does he expect everyone to be savvy enough to be able to ensure that their data is safe offline as well? And what about applications like Evernote that have an offline and online component? What about Google Gears where you can get to your data offline? This seems like a lot of FUD to me for people who don't know what their options are. - Lindsay
IT'S A TRAP! - Vincent X
Anything Grizzly Adams says about the internets, I believe! - iTad
I agree with that too, to an extent, but what if what you want to do isn't available except through a "proprietary program"? We're all at the mercy of the file formats we use... Unless you're going to write your own software (which apparently this guy does) you're out of luck. Time to go back to paper and pencils. - Lindsay
"Richard Stallman's beard is a trap" warns FriendFeed user willia4. "Don't stick your hand in there. I saw a bird fly in there once and a few days later all that came back out was little bits of beak. Don't do it." - James (@willia4)
Your data is already hostage to [insert pricey data recovery service here]. Unless you're using a pen and paper, you've already lost this battle, long ago. - abacab
Yeah, this is a guy who won't run a web browser on his own computer for "privacy concerns" http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog... - Jon Galloway
John Lam
am really liking the content on the engineering windows 7 blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/e7...
Thanks for the reminder about the Windows 7 blog. Interesting usability information. http://blogs.msdn.com/e7 - Jon Galloway
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