Monday, February 25, 2008

Giving RAM the cold shoulder

Cold boot disk encryption attack is shockingly effective - Engadget

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Global and tidy exception handling for ScriptService

Faced with a handful of ScriptService for the site I am working on, I would like to implement some common exception handling across all the methods. Not to change the behaviour on the client, but rather to capture the exceptions and post the to an exception log or an email or something...

So there are solutions to this for traditional WebServices. See the SoapExtension mechanism documentation provided by Microsoft Handling and Throwing Exceptions in XML Web Services and SOAP Message Modification Using SOAP Extensions. But as we all know the ScriptService mechanism doesn't use the SOAP message stack.

Which brings us to the point Ayende makes ASP.Net Ajax, Error Handling and WTF. I'm not sure whether this is entirely correct that there are no hooks to provide custom handling in the ScriptService lifecycle.

Maybe I'll get a chance to investigate myself one day, but for the moment there just isn't time....

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Does "Done" Mean "Shippable"?

Is your software 'Done' or 'Shippable'? If you're first thought is that it doesn't matter because they are the same thing then maybe you should read this article.

Does "Done" Mean "Shippable"?

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown

Linus Torvalds comments on Windows and OS X while in Australia.
Print Article: Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Relation Only, or with Foreign Key Constraint?

Almost too basic description of the options in the Dataset Relation dialog.
Smart Client Data : Relation Dialog: Relation Only, or with Foreign Key Constraint?

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