Getting ASP.NET to work in Radio Userland-generated pages.
http://radio.userland.com/stories/storyReader$8979 tells you how to change the file extension to .aspx
The problem is that Radio Userland generates pages on the client-side, which are then FTP’ed up to the site, but you can’t configure Radio Userland’s file-naming conventions, so the site goes up as index.html, etc. So if you want to, say, integrate an ASP.NET Trackback mechanism, it’s somewhat challenging, since IIS doesn’t process files with .html extensions through ASP.NET. However, if you create a file called, say, index.aspx whose content is <!– #include “index.html” –>, your .html file gets processed via the handler designated for the .aspx file extension. That’s halfway there.
Unfortunately, Radio Userland uses ASP-like <% tag %> tags, and so you can’t just write an ASP.NET page and make it your Radio Userland template (as Radio Userland will attempt to interpret the ASP.NET tags, get confused, and generate static error messages where you desire server-side ASP.NET tags). However, you can use SSI’s once again: by placing your ASP.NET code in separate server-side files and including code along the lines of <!– #include file=”myaspcomponent.ascx” –> in your Radio Userland template….
Well, you can do stuff like add 2 and 2 together. After that, it’s a small step to a Trackback mechanism. Well, maybe not a small step, but the route seems clear.
“He asked me what I had learned [in a five-month initial experience with Agile Programming]. Wow, so many things. I learned…
- that without a full-time Coach experienced in ATG, TDD was destined for failure.
- that architects need to be in the trenches on Agile projects.
- that pair programming and open workspaces are extremely powerful.
- that I can’t be a full-time developer and an effective XP Coach at the same time.
- that we need to get a better handle on testing web applications in an early and automated way.
- that continual customer involvement can maximize the amount of work not done. “
Dave Hoover has kept a journal of his experiences introducing agile practices such as pair programming and test-driven design into his workgroup. (via MemoRanda)
“The software titan says it is joining a venture to help develop standards for radio frequency tags intended for use in tracking retail goods.“ via [CNET News.com]
Point-of-sale stuff is only one small application of RFID or, for that matter, any technology having to do with location. I recently had a quiet talk with a company that had a brilliant idea for which RFID was the key enabling technology. We have mobile processing power, wireless connectivity is well established on the hype curve, but few people are yet talking about location, which is the crucial third leg for the coming wave of mobility software.
Polyblogging doesn’t scale at all. Last week, I was heavily involved with the wedding of two friends and so passed on attending TechEd (and SD Times balked at paying my freight anyway). But, with a Microsoft & .NET Watch due next week (my latest, on Bayesian spam filters, is up), I thought I would follow the action via blogs, which I expected to provide both a spicier and more discriminating sense of the action than wading through press releases. After all, the #1 thing I do at conferences is ask people “What’s the best thing you’ve seen?”
There was even an entire domain (www.TechEdBloggers.net)
aggregating providing a unified feed. After an earnest attempt to snipe the interesting headlines, I ended up deleting the whole thing and turning to the more traditional sources for my story. Blogs are enjoyable because they speak with individual voices but there’s a tremendous difference between choosing to listen to ten individual voices in ten feeds and trying to parse out individual voices in a single feed, at least when that feed grows beyond a very small number. Like www.blogcritics.org, the degeneration is caused by the very factors that make individual blogs enjoyable: the telling off-topic post, the interpretation clearly based on unspoken biases, the comprehensively detailed analysis, the terse recommendation. >
Individuality is the key to both sides of blogging, writing and reading. Blogs are excellent sources of technical news, a selection of, say, 50-100 feeds can give you as much excellent information as you can handle, but these selections must be your individual choice and the individual posts must be in individual feeds.