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Steve Clements .Net and then some.... November 2007 Entries
LINQ to SQL...compact!
You are all undoubtedly aware of LINQ to SQL, its fair to say its had a large amount of publicity and coverage in the .net circle. VS 2008 makes getting going with LINQ to SQL very easy but that is not the case with SQL Compact (yet!). However its not difficult if you have heard of a wonderful little app called SqlMetal, this little beauty will generate the .dbml files for you...happy days :) I have a small SQL Compact database to use for this demo, you can see it here in VS 2008 server explorer... ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:26 AM

Safari, Browser of choice?
Is it just me or is Safari for windows creeping in as the browser of choice?? I still find a fair few sites, especially banking ones that warn that I am using a "non supported" browser but I find it just renders the page better. Font smoothing is better and the graphics just seem sharper... Its not perfect and lacks a few of the features I know and love in IE but for "leisure surfing" its great! Technorati Tags: Safari for Windows ......

Posted On Friday, November 9, 2007 3:32 PM

New Phone - Nokia N95
To celebrate the release of the iPhone in the UK today, I got a new Nokia N95. Why? Well I have read some shocking reviews of the iPhone from people in the US and many have returned the phone. Also, in my opinion the N95 looks to be a better phone. There is of course the ridiculous cost of an iPhone here in the UK it's £269 which you in the US that keep track of the exchange rate will know its nearly $550. Then there's the available tariffs...£35 a month with only 200mins...what a joke, I get 400mins, ......

Posted On Friday, November 9, 2007 9:52 AM

Cruise Control Build Server
We have recently started using Cruise Control to manage our build processes, this works great with asp.net web deployment projects and TFS. Cruise control for those who dont know, is, according to the website "CruiseControl is a framework for a continuous build process. It includes, but is not limited to, plugins for email notification, Ant, and various source control tools. A web interface is provided to view the details of the current and previous builds" We run it on a separate box (soon to be ......

Posted On Thursday, November 8, 2007 1:08 PM

Apple's new OS "Leopard" screws firewall...
Gotta Laugh... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/... Technorati Tags: Leopard firewall ......

Posted On Thursday, November 1, 2007 12:00 PM

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