Embrace Fear

I used to be scared of databases. They’re the closest thing to a black box that I deal with on a daily basis. Cryptic messags point to mal-formed queries; Debugging consists of <pre>PRINT</pre> statements; and learning the inner workings is akin to learning another computer architecture. Databases were foreign animals to me. I open up […]

Configuration Pain – Creating your own Custom Configuration Section

  Recently I was asked to implement a ‘smarter’ application for managing temporary files on our company’s webfarm. We use a number of third-party tools that don’t clean up after themselves  really well (or, we may just be using them incorrectly); and as such we frequently run into low diskspace issues due to viewstate and […]