Archive for October, 2011

What’s new in .NET Framework 4.5? [poster]

.NET Framework 4.5 had its CTP released in Build, and RTM is coming next year. The key improvement areas are asynchronous programming, performance and support for Windows 8/WinRT – but worry not, it’s not all about those new thingies. Instead of just listing it all out, here’s a poster you can hang on your wall […]

October 29, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · 37 Comments
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A lesson in problem solving: Never assume the report is correct

A while ago, a colleague of mine reported that our OData services were functioning improperly. I fell for it and started looking for the issue. I never should have. Not that soon. “The OData services don’t seem to expand entities properly when JSON formatting is used.” I was like “Huh?”. We had a bunch of […]

October 23, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
Posted in: General deep dive #5: Content Management Systems as platforms

After a brief hiatus, it’s time to look at the Valio case again. This time, I’ll explain a few decisions behind our content management model. I’m sure some of this sounds familiar to almost every web site developer, although most won’t probably dive as deep as we did. The setup So you’re developing an ASP.NET […]

October 20, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
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Looking back at TechDays Finland 2011

Pretty close to half a year ago, Microsoft held the largest annual developer + IT Pro event in Finland, TechDays 2011. In six more months, it’s happening again. As I was considering the various topics I might talk about, it always took me back to thinking about the years I’ve been talking there. What did […]

October 10, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · 26 Comments
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