First off, I haven’t forgotten about finishing the Amazon S3 post; I’ve just been sidetracked by a rather frustrating problem that I’m hoping someone can help me with:
Does anyone know how to work around Internet Explorer Protected Mode limitations without requiring the end-user to add our site to the Trusted Sites list?
The problem is that if we enable SSL logins for our site, they can only access SSL pages. IE prevents our non-SSL served pages from accessing the cookie created during the SSL session, so we can either serve everything via SSL (very expensive/resource-intensive), or find some way to set an SSL *and* non-SSL cookie during the login process.
For what it’s worth, I’ve also posted this question (in a much less verbose form) to my Twitter feed here: http://twitter.com/#!/willwm/status/90588135175626752 — feel free to reply to my Twitter post, or this blog post.
Update #1: I’ve also posted this question to Stack Overflow as well:
Update #2: A friend of mine shared these links, hopefully they’ll help:
Update: Just found some great tutorials and articles on the MVP wiki here: http://wiki.webformsmvp.com/index.php?title=Spread_the_Word
ASP.NET MVC might be the new kid on the block, but there are still a host of compelling advantages to ASP.NET Web Forms.
The ASP.NET Web Forms MVP project is about bringing the love back to Web Forms through a renewed approach to using it – an approach that facilitates separation of concerns and testability whilst maintaining the rapid development that Web Forms was built to deliver.
This is really cool stuff – we’ve just started using it in our development and I can already see the benefits to plain Web Forms or MVC. Granted, if you’ve already developed a pure MVC site, this probably won’t be useful to you, but if (like most of us, I assume) you have an existing ASP.NET Web Forms site and want to try the features of MVC without completely rewriting your framework, I highly suggest checking this out.
I’ll try to see if I can abstract out some of our internal examples for a future blog post. =)
(…And so does Opera, I just don’t have a screenshot of it at the moment. 😉
Internet Explorer beat Firefox on the Acid3 test? I think it must be a cold day in hell. 😉
(IE9 is actually pretty badass; I’m very impressed with the work Microsoft has done to step it up in this release. Feels like an actual competitor to Chrome/Firefox, not a ball and chain like previous IE releases.)
My favorite feature of VS2010 so far is the excellent extension support, which allows me to add in my favorite plugins from the Microsoft Visual Studio Gallery.
Since there are thousands of plugins in the gallery right now, I thought it might be useful to share the most useful extensions I’ve found (and currently use) so far:
In alphabetical order…
I’ve started to compile my software development related posts into a nice little category for your reference here:
There’s more to come from that category, both old posts and new, as I dig out old articles and categorize them correctly. =)
For a quick reference, please check out the following articles – they’re the most useful of the bunch so far, IMO:
Thanks for visiting! =)