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Microsoft WebsiteSpark

“A program that offers visibility, support and software for professional Web Developers and Designers” Have you heard of Microsoft WebsiteSpark yet? WebsiteSpark is a global program by Microsoft to support Web Developers and Designers. If your company has 10 or fewer employees, you are eligible to enroll to the program and you will get the following opportunities, services and software...


DevReach 2009

DevReach 2009 is going to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 12-13 October. I, personally, suggest you having a look at the schedule and if there is any possibility, do not miss the chance to join it! For further information, please follow Martin Kulov’s blog. The following is a quote from his blog. It is less than two months...


Microsoft deprecates OracleClient

ADO.NET Team announced the deprecation of System.Data.OracleClient. It will still be shipped with .NET Framework 4.0 but will be marked as “Deprecated”. Since it is being deprecated, all clients using System.Data.OracleClient are expected to migrate their applications to use ODP.NET (Oracle Data Provider for .NET). For further reading, please visit


“The Turkey Test”

Martin Kulov, a colleague of mine from ProPeople, sent me a blog post regarding something called “The Turkey Test”. If you are a developer who has ever developed some applications with globalization support or at least willing to, do not forget the check the post at


Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS

Visual Web Developer Team posted an interesting post on their blog today. It gives a short description of how web deployment scenarios will be handled in Visual Studio 2010. Of course including deployment of database, IIS settings and transformation of the Web.config file. Personally, I am really excited to see these features in VS 2010. It will definitely be better...


Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 has just been released!

To download the 1st Release Candidate version of Internet Explorer 8, visit To read more about this version and what has been changed since version Beta 2, please see the blog post here.


ASP.NET MVC Design Gallery

For those who needs ASP.NET MVC compatible, free and ready to use templates; don’t forget to check out the new gallery at


HttpPostedFile.FileName browser dependent behaviour

Even though these kind of variables must have some standards (may be it already has), there are differences in practise. Be careful with the FileName property of HttpPostedFile class when you want to work on a file being uploaded by visitors of your page because the FileName value that you will get on Internet Explorer and Firefox are different. If...


Extension methods don’t compile? No panic!

I came across to a really strange problem today. Some extension methods that I have copied from another project just did not want to be compiled at all. ‘string’ does not contain a definition for ‘MethodName’. I have checked everything, including clearing the temporary ASP.NET files within framework folder (C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\…), restarting Visual Studio and even restarting the OS. The target...