In a normal hosting environment, you would be screwed. You would have to contact your hosting provider, provision new servers, configure them, get them online and get them integrated and communicating with each other via a load balancer or some other approach. This isn’t going to happen in 15 minutes.
In the last installment we introduced the basic concepts behind the Microsoft Managed Extensibility Framework and built a very simple example, expending a ton of effort for very little return. In this installment, we’ll actually utilize the framework to build an application demonstrating pluggable components in use.
Most developers at one time or another have found it necessary to componentize their application to allow new pieces to be “plugged in” without rebuilding the application. While there are existing frameworks which address this area, such as one of the many Dependency Injection frameworks, they tend to be much broader in scope, and therefore more complicated to use.
If you are a webmaster, developer or designer and currently own, or plan on getting, an iPad here are 9 apps that I have found particularly helpful for general website management. Some of these apps are free and some require a one-time fee.
Bugs occur. Once you accept that fact, you can do something about it. There are bugs in every piece of software with even a minimal level of complexity. Various options exist to address these. Manual testing is one, but it is often hard to reproduce, or just isn’t done. Automated testing is also possible, and useful, particularly with regards to test driven development. But even this has problems because poorly written tests require debugging themselves. In short, there is NO silver bullet. There are, however, more tools available.
This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a design featuring a colorful explosion contrasting with…
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a grungy design based on the concept of ‘music’ by starting off from a simple picture. The effect is achieved using textures, layer adjustments and several Photoshop tools. The same technique can be used to illustrate other concepts in a similar manner.
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