Coding

Duck -Day 3

You can't get too complacent in this game, I had a terrible day today, I have created 1 entity model Entities.edmx generated from the SQL db and that had been fine all day. Suddenly it stops working and I'm getting the error: MetadataException: Unable to load the specified metadata resource I tried deleting and recreating the edmx file, no change. Renaming it then changing the code, still nothing. I checked the connection string, it was creating and it looked...

Duck Hunt – Day 2

Started putting the app. together, using code first even though I have some legacy SQL Server tables I'd like to include, lets do this right! I've got a basic wish list of modules I think are essential to finish before I can get beta testers near the code: Registration Login and password management Invoicing Expenses Customers Timesheets Projects Sounds like a lot at the moment, but if I can get the bulk of it done it will have been worth it. I'm not sure how much detail to...

Duck Hunting

Ok, I'm not really hunting ducks! Let me explain further, I am a developer and I'm about to undertake a 30 day experiment in order to fast forward the application I want to develop. This application is called business duck (I know, sounds silly but please read on) It is a service that will help people manage their businesses and hopefully stay afloat during that all important first year. I am a commercial freelance developer and when I'm working on contract for someone 9-5 I know a...

iPhone… the waiting!

Ok, so I finally did it. I've commited to building some iPhone apps. The mac has been ordered, a mac mini with 4gb memory and 360hd. The developer community has been joined and now we wait. No idea where this is going to go. it's exciting but nervous at the same time. I've got some ideas for some free apps that I want to introduce and will put some of the tech details here. But beyond that I do not know, hoping for some inspiration. Any suggestions or ideas for new iPhone apps to...

Image button found guilty of not being valid xhtml horror!!!

The .net image button seems so innocent but a trip over to w3c.org and the html validator soon exposes the terrible truth. Prepare yourself for this, sit down, have a large brandy ready... It renders border="0" even though you haven't put one in there yourself! try it! Put any xhtml 1.0 transitional site into the validator: http://validator.w3.org/ And watch in utter horror while your site is rejected as a bad example to kids everywhere. So what is going on here? And is there anyway...
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