Goodbye

by Christoph Menge in Software

It’s time for a change! Please find my new blog at http://www.waistcode.net Would love to see you there! –Chris

Suggest a Page to all facebook Friends

by Christoph Menge in Software

Bulk operations on facebook aren’t too easy to accomplish and typically involve some javascript hacking. For example, there’s a number of scripts on the net that show you how to invite all your friends to an event. However, when I want to share a page, I’d rather not come up with some kind of wannabe-event. [...]

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ASP.NET MVC3 is a blast! If you haven’t tried it, you definitely should – it’s really fun to work with and brings so many cool new features! Now that the MVC3 Release Candidate is out, there’s practically nothing missing. Most importantly however, MVC3 introduces the Razor View Engine and separates MVC and WebPages, so the [...]

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Google Pimps its Webmaster Tools

by Christoph Menge in Entrepreneurship, Software

Google’s Webmaster tools underwent some changes over the last few weeks, but most of them had been minor. Now, they released a completely overhauled “Top Search Queries” section and it’s really cool. Most importantly, Webmaster tools will no longer indicate your page is on position x for a given keyword, but it will show how [...]

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My db4o Wishlist

by Christoph Menge in .NET, db4o, Software

After finding that db4o did not screw up in our projects, I dug a bit through their issue tracker, which is a very important resource you should definitely check out if you’re working with db4o! Just to get that straight: I’m an avid db4o user and really love it. These issues are not critical and [...]

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The wikorum-engine StackExchange just announced they completely changed their business model. Basically, instead of buying a license from them, you now need to suggest a concept for a site. That concept can then be voted for by the community and if you can prove you have enough people interested, they will set up the site. [...]

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We’ve been working a lot on db4o related and db4o based projects lately, and close to completion of the first and most simple product, we really hit a few roadblocks. UPDATE: Just after releasing this article, I found the bug in our code. It’s not db4o’s fault after all… Motivation One thing up front: We [...]

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db4o Performance Pitfalls

by Christoph Menge in db4o, Software

This is just a quick note, but I just gotta share this right now. It’s actually in the manual so this is not exactly a secret, but I managed to overlook it so perhaps I’m not the only one… In our specific scenario, db4o was about 3 times slower than MSSQL via Linq to SQL [...]

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Areas, Routes and defaults in MVC 2 RC

by Christoph Menge in Software

Download sample There has been some discussion over at stackoverflow on setting a default route to an area in mvc, so I want to post some very crude, but working example code here… I will write some explanatory text here if I find the time. I feel that the fact that the order of operation [...]

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A Simple Standalone Server for db4o as Windows Service

by Christoph Menge in db4o, Software

Download: db4oSimpleServer Lately, I have fiddled around with Versant’s excellent dual-license object database db4o a little and I think object databases are very neat. In fact, I read a few pages in PoEAA [Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture] today, and here and there Fowler writes how cool object databases are. The Fowler knows! Well, anyhow [...]

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