December 7, 2005

.Finalize(): What Does That Beep Mean?

pparently, only a fraction of the people who live in Florida actually live in Florida. At least, that’s what the tax collector thinks, because if you actually do suffer through the entire year here, they give you a prize. It’s more like the prize you find in the Crackerjacks box?a

Heard on .NET Rocks!: Pobar and Abrams on the CLR

am the host of “.NET Rocks!”, an Internet audio talk show for .NET developers online at and Together with my co-host Richard Campbell, we interview the movers and shakers in the .NET community. We now have over 125 shows archived online, and we publish a new show every

Manage Custom Security Credentials the Smart (Client) Way

oth Internet and intranet applications often require a custom store for user accounts and roles. ASP.NET 2.0 provides an out-of-the-box provider model as well as a SQL Sever database just for that propose. Unfortunately, the only way to administer the credentials databases is via Visual Studio 2005, and only for

Tragedy and a Call to Action

his last month has been quite tragic on a number of levels. Early September brought Hurricane Katrina which wreaked havoc on the citizens of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. Literally thousands of people were made homeless, lost family members, lost homes, and lost all their worldly possessions. It will be years