Monthly Archives: February 2007

Another breaking change in ASP.NET 2.0: Session.SessionID

.NET, ASP.NET, Technical stuff
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I only recently became aware of another breaking change in ASP.NET 2.0: In order to optimize session state management, some changes have been implemented. One of the most puzzling ones when you’re not aware of it can be reproduced as follows:

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JavaScript code minimizer (not obfuscator!)

.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, Technical stuff
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A few years ago, I translated Douglas Crockford’s JsMin from C to C#, because we wanted to use this functionality in our build process. JsMin is a code minimizer for JavaScript. It will remove all comments, empty lines, turn tabs into single spaces, etc… The goal is to reduce the size of JavaScript files to the minimum necessary, without modifying the functionality.

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Scrum

Technical stuff
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I just spent the last 4 days in a course for my project; the last 2 were a Scrum course.
The Scrum course was really good. It’s a new process for us, and it’s sure going to need adaptation from us, but it really sounds like a fun way to do things. I especially like the “protection” that the Srum master is supposed to provide to the developers, shielding them from disturbances (including management…). Also, the realistic side of evaluating and planning on every sprint, the evaluation by the team of the various features (the planning poker game), the intense communication with the product owner, etc… It sounds like a very realistic and down-to-earth process.

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Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!!

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First of all, Happy Chinese New Year! No big celebration for us this year as we just came back from holidays yesterday, but a nice dinner at the local chinese restaurant with beautiful chinese clothes for our 2 daughters.

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Ski holidays!

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We will be in ski holidays next week in Serfaus, Austria! Can’t wait… We were there last year already and had a great time! So, no posts next week (I take the laptop with me, but it’s more on my wife’s request, since she doesn’t ski and can use it to watch DVDs or play games with my youngest daughter Laeticia (still too young to ski) while Alise and I go to ski).

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JavaScript guidelines published

JavaScript, Technical stuff
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In agreement with the head of our R&D department, I published my firm’s JavaScript Coding Guidelines. I work for Siemens Building Technologies. We developed these guidelines for a web application project in 2004, based on our C# guidelines.

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