“ASP.NET 2.0 How Do I Video Series is here—a must see.”
“Blogs on VSTO (and Office programmability)”: Brian Jones summarizes VSTO-related Web logs of note.
“Should validation be in the UI or in business objects[?]”: This Blog post by Rockford Lhotka renews our look at what many would consider “the basics”—however it was this OOP-centric view that helped me to understand that XSD on the (smart) client or server should drive data validation. Clearly Rocky does not agree with this and I am sure he has his reasons—my first guess is that he is determined to embed behaviors in his data. I am currently unable to agree with this view because I see data as more long lasting than the behaviors related to data. I will need to “upgrade” my behaviors more than my data.
“Detecting File Encodings in .NET”: This one promises to illuminate one of the primal problems of data management—character encoding. Very frequently I see news feeds and web sites with bogus characters (empty rectangles or question marks) from people that I think should know better.
A “Sample Chapter” from Microsoft Learning: “Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 with XML, Second Edition.” An important quote for my Interop: under “Using the SqlXmlParameter Class”: “For commands that require multiple parameters, just create the SqlXmlParameter objects in the same order as the parameter markers in the command.”