SlowCheetah extension

This Visual Studio extension enables you as developer to transform a XML config when building in release / or debug mode. The extension page of SlowCheetah explains it pretty well, so I won’t do it here. Please get a look yourself. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/69023d00-a4f9-4a34-a6cd-7e854ba318b5

Tip of the day – redirecting in Asp.net

When you want to disable a specific site, there are several ways to do this. One is to remove the site completely or disable the site in IIS. But then the visitor of the site will get a 404 not found message. When you have a new site you want to redirect to, you can use this little snippet in your web.config to redirect to any url / site: ..<location path="index.aspx"> <system.webServer> <httpRedirect enabled="true" destination="http://www.other-site.com/" httpResponseStatus="Permanent" /> </system.webServer> </location>..  .csharpcode... [More]

Sidewaffle templates

Sidewaffle is a Visual Studio extension that gives you more templating power. It has lots of snippets for Item templates and Project templates. You can install it via the ‘Extensions and Updates’ or by downloading the .vsix package manually. Did I already mention that is productivity tools is coming from Microsoft and is open source on GitHub? Install: New project templates are visible under each project type. Note: screenshot is created on 13 april. It’s open source, so new templates can be there after each update (notification via the standard Visual Studio window). After selecting a tem... [More]

20 Database Design Practices

When designing database, you have choices to make. To work in the right direction and preventing regretting design decisions, I am using these best practices : Use consistent names. Well defined and consistent names for tables and columns (e.g. School, StudentCourse, CourseID ...). Use singular for table names (i.e. use StudentCourse instead of StudentCourses). Table represents a collection of entities, there is no need for plural names. Don’t use spaces for table names. Otherwise you will have to use ‘{‘, ‘[‘, ‘“’ etc. characters to de... [More]

Happy new year!!

Gelukkig nieuwjaar! Stastny Novy Rok! Bonne année! Ein glückliches neues Jahr! Felice Anno Nuovo! Feliz año nuevo! Sawatdee Pi Mai! Srećna Nova godina! yeni yılınız kutlu olsun!