Sunday, May 25, 2008

If you are like me you find dealing with regular expressions both powerful and frustrating.I found a couple links that may help you on your journey to build regular expressions.

Roy Osherove has a few tools here that will be useful. The first is the Regulator that allows you to build regular expression with intellisense included. The second tool is the regulazy that allows you to typein text select it and via right click create your regular expression:

The third is not really a tool but a library that helps you find regular expressions that others have created for you:

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Perpetual Beginner

For those just learning some of the newer technologies such as subsonic, linq, mvc, etc this is going to be fast becoming the place to go. It is definitely a blog to keep an eye on. The perpetual beginner, Jesse Naiman, will soon be a name you will remember.

Here is the link to his blog:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Visual Studio Slows or Goes off in limbo

AutoRecover is a feature in VS 2005, which used for automatically saving work on a regular basis. This will be helpful when power failure or system crash. Anyway, we could turn off it in VS 2005 optionsEnviornmentAutoRecover [AutoRecover in the IDE]
If you go into Tools/Options and click on the environment tab you may see an option for AutoRecover.
If not there is a checkbox at the bottom that says show all options then it will show up.
When you click on AutoRecover you will notice that it tries to save your work every 5 minutes.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Trouble installing Visual Studio or .net Framework

I was having trouble installing Visual Studio 2008 after installing earlier betas of it.
Unfortunately the uninstall in add/remove programs was broken. I came across this tool and used it to remove the older frameworks. I thought I would pass it on: