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Visual Studio 2008 SP1

I’ve just installed and configured Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. This is still in BETA but I was anxious to install and try it because of a bug fix that Microsoft were putting in after I logged a bug report with them in January. You can find that here if you want The […]

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Visual Studio 2008

I’ve recently installed Visual Studio 2008 and related software. I was hoping to upgrade and start developing in it as soon as possible. I’ve generally always been an early adopter, but didn’t move to Visual Studio 2005 until quite late in it’s life cycle. I’ve since decided that was a mistake. It’s far better to […]

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Google API

Well Google doesn’t like you to use their maps api unless you pay them 10 grand for enterprise use, so we decided to go a slightly different route. The problem was that G blocked the service to our IP address for 24 hours after repeatedly using the service. Thanks G!  Instead of using the API […]

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Geocoding with Google

I’ve been working on a project using the Google maps API recently. I’ve been using it to return the latitude and longtitude of an address and then comparing it against a geo-coded file in a database. The Google maps API is pretty extensive and fairly easy to use. However, there are some things that you […]

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The Return Of DLL Hell?

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library and the Windows system and Windows programs run on DLL files. Iy you go and look in your \Windows\system32\ folder you will see thousands of these files. If you don’t know what DLL Hell is you are a very luck person! The term ‘DLL Hell’ was coined because of […]

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IT Works!

I’ve written somewhere on my website how I try to provide solutions that give a good return on my clients investment. Unfortunately with Information Technology you don’t generally get any kind of feedback on the good stuff. You only hear when things are going wrong. That has a tendency to happen because the results are […]

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Windows .NET, Web Services & Web Development

This project is going to be really interesting! It encompasses all of the following technologies and will no doubt be quite a challenge! 1. Windows .NET development (Windows Forms) 2. Encryption (3DES) 3. FTP 4. Website ASP.NET development 5. SQL Server Reporting Services 6. Secure Sockets Layer 7. XML Web Services I don’t think i’ve […]

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Secure Black Box

As part of the specification for a new project, I am looking at a number of different vendors of encryption related technology products for the .NET framework. The one I like best so far is Secure Black Box by Eldos Corp. It seems to have a good reputation and the documentation is good, which is […]

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