Monday, March 27, 2006

ASP.NET 2.0 State Management

When you've got only one web server, keeping track of users states is quite trivial. But if you've got a web farm to deal with, it suddenly becomes more detailed. Because of HTTP's stateless design, web browsers must make a new connection for every user request, disconnecting afterwards. Because of this, there is never a guarantee that a user will end up on the same web server, request after request. In the past, developers were faced with implementing custom solutions, which usually involved saving state information to a database server, which all web servers could then access. Fortunately, ASP.NET has simplified the process of maintaining state between multiple web servers in a web farm so that your clients never notice that they've moved from one server to the next. Here is a quick look at using Profile to aide you and your web projects in state management using some powerful features in .NET 2.0.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Dan Fernandez's Blog : Announced at PDC: The LINQ Project

I was recently thumbing through some comments on digg and came across a post by danielfe on the LINQ Project (Language INtegration Query). His blog explains the project well:

Dan Fernandez's Blog : The LINQ Project

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Tunnel of Death

This has got to be one of the most confusing videos I've ever seen. For starters, why on Earth are all these people crashing? I believe at one point the camera perhaps shows at least one other tunnel (the scenery changes), but there are just some freakish accidents that I simply don't understand.

For example, at about 1:00 into the video, a truck is driving along, minding its own business with [seemingly] nothing in front of it. Out of nowhere, it runs into an invisible truck driving backwards! I've watched this video frame by frame and simply can't figure out where the truck came from. Freakish and confusing!

Feel free to clue me in if I'm missing something that should be obvious.