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Jeff Julian's Blog CEO of Enterprise Marketer May 2005 Entries
What applications are you converting to 2.0?
John and I are finalizing the requirements for the next version of the Developer Book Club site and starting to layout the base using Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. Thus far, I love the experience. The tools suite is amazing and ObjectDataSource is going to change the way we create UIs and business logic. In my demos for Visual Studio DevCon, I extended the base to support a custom object library to bind to the UI instead of DataSets. The IDE makes it so much easier and definitely better APIs for creating ......

Posted On Monday, May 30, 2005 6:01 PM

300 members and growing
Our community reached 300+ bloggers which is extremely exciting. During TechEd, we will be making a big push to bring more on, but I want to thank all the new and old members for the quality of content we have had on the site lately. If you have some friends that want to get started, please invite them to join or if you are attending TechEd and are reading this, but don't have a blog, join today and sign up for TechEd Bloggers once you have been approved ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2005 9:11 PM

Finalizing my presentation for Visual Studio 2005 DevCon - St. Louis
What's New in ASP.NET? How can I Leverage Data in ASP.NET 2.0? These are the questions I will be answering in St. Louis on Thursday. I have finish configuring the presentation and demos and am excited about the content. This event should be outstanding and I am speaking with some top notch speakers. John Alexander and I will be driving out in the morning and spending the evening hanging with friends so if you are around, send me an email and hook up for an geek dinner or just for fun. ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2005 9:04 PM

Hosting issues last night and this morning was down for some amount of time due to network issues at our hosting provider last night, than after they rebooted the machine, the date was set to 2002 and threw caching issues this morning.  These errors should be fixed and everything is back to normal.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted On Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:13 AM

Next Piece of Strategery - Re-visited
First off, I am sorry I pulled Jason to the front of the class with my previous entry; I was just trying to make a point. As far as the main feed goes, this has been under review for some time because we know a lot of good information comes out of this site and feel it could be filtered better than we have done with one feed. We still want to offer the non-”Greatest Hits” feed, so you will still be able to get all the content from this community, but with our growth into other realms ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 7:28 PM

Next Piece of Strategery
Jason so graciously demonstrated yesterday why a main feed like ours must be monitored before users can view it. We all have great post, but every once in awhile, bloggers go off on a tangent or “test in production”. These post cause us to lose readers. Because of this, my next tool for Strategery is to redesign the mainfeed by monitoring post before they reach the global user. This will not effect your individual readers, so you don't have to worry about that. With registration going ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 7:28 AM

Tools in place for Registration
Before, as many .Text community owners know, to add users to .Text you could either use a Console application or Query Analyzer. The Console application was just a pain for me to use so every time a blogger made a request to become part of the community, I was in SQL then manually creating an email welcoming them with their username and password. This process was very time consuming and frustrating. However, with the new Strategery application we are working on, I have released the registration module ......

Posted On Friday, May 6, 2005 10:39 AM

Turning 24 Today
As some of the bloggers mentioned (thank you very much guys), today is my birthday. Above is a picture of the cake my wife made for me. I had on simular to it when I was little and she found the cake pan online. Thanks Michelle! This year, my present was an XM Skybox, which is amazing. For $99 at Best Buy, you get a boombox with XM, FM, CD-MP3, AM, and Inputs. The sound quality is good and it has a built-in XM antenna as well as a corded external. Thanks for all the birthday wishes, and just think, ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 3, 2005 7:53 AM

New Blogger Registration For
As this community keeps growing as rapidly as it has been, we decided to create an blogger registration form and an administration process for creating new users. Before it was a completely manual process and I generated all the welcome emails. This new system will allow us to add users more rapidly and spells out the guidelines of become a “Geek with a blog”. So tell your friends and co-workers to visit the site and register ......

Posted On Monday, May 2, 2005 9:42 AM

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