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Showing posts from December, 2008 - Alpha Launch - Log,Share & Shape your Ideas

I have just launched a pet project of mine called Idea Jumble.  If you're like me you have lot's of ideas throughout the day, some good some bad and some downright ridiculous.  However, I often find myself using a Notepad (geek I know) to jot them down throughout the day and then I email them to my personal email at the end of the work day.  So what is Idea Jumble ?  It is just a very simple way to Log ideas and also Shape those ideas by adding follow up ideas to the original idea. Ideas can be made public or kept private and can be tagged.  Also any Ideas can be Ranked.  The site is built on the ASP.NET MVC framework  with a SQL Server 2008 Express backend and hosted on EC2 .  It's my first MVC project to go live and was built using TDD.  I've done some funky stuff with Caching and Castle Windsor Interceptors which I'll be posting about soon.  Sign Up Now! and start logging, sharing and shaping your ideas. 

GoGrid vs Amazon EC2 - Cloud Hosting Continued

So I've just completed deploying an application to my first GoGrid server, this is the same application as what I've previously deployed to my Amazon EC2 instance . As I mentioned before the application is an ASP.NET MVC  front-end with supporting WCF services running on against a Sql Server Express 2008  Database.   Because I run a Vista development machine I was aware of the fact that running .NET MVC on IIS7.0 outperforms II6.0 with the wildcard ISAPI filter which is what I had to resort to when using my EC2 instance. What I didn't know was by just how much.  On a general note the overall learning curve and time taken to setup the server and then deploy the application was far less than with Amazon EC2. So full credit to Go Grid for the intuitive user interface. Also not having to concern myself with Elastic Block Stores and tracking down the Windows Server Install Disc Snapsh0t to install FTP server was a great help and thing's which have been made unnecessari

Sql Server 2008 Intellisense, Great but!

Overall I am really happy with Sql Server 2008 , especially the intellisense.  However there is one thing that is driving up the wall and that is if you have any columns starting with Id or IDENT_CURRENT to be correct,  the intellisense defaults to IDENT_CURRENT so typing a query like  SELECT * FROM [MyTable]  WHERE Id = 1  This becomes especially painful as Id turns to IDENT_CURRENT, so now when I write my query I have to type Id and then  point the mouse cursor down to get rid of the Intellisense drop down. This is highly annoying, would appreciate if anyone knows if there's a solution to this.