Thursday, June 19, 2008

Midwest Flooding

As many of you know the Midwest has been hit hard by rain and floods the last couple of weeks. In fact an entire lake was drained when the lake bed gave way. Many people have been displaced and have lost homes. some pics and video of the disaster are here. Please support the red cross and other charities to help the victims.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Website update

So I started doing some things with the new software factory and like it, but decided I wanted to actually check out MVC and Unity. So going forward that is what I am going to be doing.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Home Page Re-Write

So I was looking at my home page and I decided it was time for an update. My home site served me well, but it has become outdated and needs a fresh look and feel along with some updated functionality.

So I have decided to Re-Write the whole thing, but I am going to use it as a learning experience. I am going to use ASP.Net and C# as the base technology, but will be trying some new stuff out as well. What I plan on using:

  • Web Client Software Factory (Re-vist and check out new updates)
  • Silverlight 2.0 Beta (Somewhat New to Me)
  • AJAX.Net (good feel for it but want to look deeper into it)
  • NHibernate(good feel for it If I use a db....)
  • XML to LINQ (New to me)
  • MigratorDotNet (Great DB utility if I use a db.....)
I will be adding to this list as I work on the site.

I really don't have a time frame for when I want to be complete. I plan on working on it as I find time. So please check back as often as you can to catch the updates. Also I have not decided if I am going to use a data store. It will cost me $100 to use Sql Server at my provider, or I could use MySql for $10. I am not a big fan of MySql so I am not sure what I will decide. Maybe I will jump providers..... just a thought.

Anyways that is my update for the week.