Running Umbraco from a USB drive
With the release of Umbraco 4.6 (Juno), users now have the option of using Microsoft’s new embedded database engine, SQL CE 4. This means that you don’t need to depend on using a database server (such as SQL Server [Express] or MySQL), you can run Umbraco exclusively from the file-system! Also recently released is IIS Express 7.5, (another Microsoft web technology, as part of their WebMatrix framework), which offers a lightweight version of IIS –…
MySql data-source support for ELMAH
Following on from my last post (a couple of months ago) about Integrating ELMAH with Umbraco, I received a comment if it was possible for ELMAH to use MySQL as a back-end data-source. After a few emails back and forth between myself and Rajiv, (as well as Rajiv’s requests over at the ELMAH support group), the advice was to simpily develop some code that implemented the ErrorLog class, (making use of the 3 core methods:…
.NET Test-Driven Development
Has anyone got any pointers on how I should start doing test-driven development in .NET? It’s something I’ve been meaning to look into for years now. I’ve got all the usual Visual Studio add-ons installed… NUnit, TestDriven.NET, etc. But no idea how to use them! Usually I learn this stuff on the job, yet from most other developers I speak to – it’s all guess-work! Any advice is much appreciated!
Last.fm Web Services
Last weekend, the good folk at Last.fm revealed version 2.0 of their public API: The new API introduces a user authentication protocol which for the first time allows applications to create user sessions, bringing both read and write services to web apps, desktop apps and mobile devices. Take our new tagging API’s. Developers can both pull and apply tags to music content from any application on any platform now. The same goes for sharing –…