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Is the Spark View Engine for ASP.NET dead? [closed]

Is the Spark View Engine for ASP.NET dead? I'm considering using it for a new project. I tried to get approved to the Google Groups but nobody would approve me. The last message posted there was ...
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Are there laws to protect us from hackers who disclose vulnerabilities prior to alerting the vendor?

Take the example of the recent ASP.NET (and Java Server Faces) vulnerability disclosure at a Hacker conference in Brazil. It's my understanding that the poet tool was demonstrated before Microsoft ...
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Should I cache the data or hit the database?

I have not worked with any caching mechanisms and was wondering what my options are in the .net world for the following scenario. We basically have a a REST Service where the user passes an ID of a ...
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Why Session has implemented this way in Asp.net

I'm not a Asp.net/C# developer myself but recently had to slightly refactor a Asp.net/C# project and I had to use Session at some point. When working with the session, regardless of the data type that ...
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Anything wrong with direct evaluation of JSON if your own code created it?

Suppose I have a server-side variable containing JSON (named strJSON) that my own code created. In JavaScript I can consume it like this: var data = <%= strJSON %>; or use a JSON parsing ...
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How to deal with almost the same enums?

I need to define enums in several classes. The majority of fields are the same in all of the enums. But one has one or two more fields, another has fewer fields. Now I wonder what is the best way to ...
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Implementing set of processes in a stored procedure or through the code?

I want to know what's the suitable method to implement the following case (best practice). If i make a set of processes like this: select data from set of DB tables. loop on the selected result. ...
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ASP.NET vs ASP.NET MVC [closed]

I just started learning the ASP.NET MVC framework and it's very different in architecture from regular ASP.NET development. Transitioning from windows forms to WPF was nice, and seemed a way forward ...
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'Save' button in our web app ( 20-30 textboxes), client is worried that users will forget to click it and lose their data [closed]

I am in a meeting with a client later on, regarding an ASP.NET web app we are creating for him. The app includes a lot of 'form' style screens with 20-30 textboxes, and of course a 'Save' button that ...
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Microsoft's coding standards for ASP.NET controls

I cannot find any naming standards/conventions in MSDN for naming ASP.NET controls. One of the following standards tends to be used by programmers: lblAddress AddressLabel Address According to ...
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How can I design an application so that it works well with a database selected by the customer?

I want to write an ASP.NET 4.0 application with IBM DB2 Express-C as its back-end. One thing that worries me, is hosting this application on a remote server. I don't know any hosting provider who ...
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What kind of user info is ok to be stored as plain text in SQL Database?

I'm practicing around building e-commerce asp.net applications that allows for users to register to the site and their user credentials are stored in a MySQL database. In my sample project the ...
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Hiding query strings logically?

I feel uncomfortable when using query string parameters as: http://xyz.com/default.aspx?carId=1129&country=uk&uniqueId=98745DVF4563VVf1259 I would rather use something that should not make ...
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Should this code/logic be included in Business Objects class or a separate class?

I have created a small application which has a three tier architecture and I have business object classes to represent entities such as User, Orders, UserType etc. In these classes I have methods that ...
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What skills to master to become a better ASP.net developer? [closed]

I've been an ASP.net web developer for about 2.5 years now. I would describe my technical training before that as being "classical" C++. It seemed like it took an eternity to get up to speed with ...
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Sell a web app with limit per client?

This is not a "classic" programming question, but it's related to our job. I develop and sell data driven web app for some customer, some small (10 employess or less), some bigger (1000-2000 ...
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Get rid of long/Complex if..else statements using Chain of Responsibility?

I've an HttpHandler, which allows users to login to a system by passing in an encrypted code. Inside the ProcessRequest it performs quite a few steps. Retrieve the encrypted code from request ...
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Should I migrate to MVC3?

I have a MVC2 project, my question is: should I migrate to MVC3? Why? I'd like the opinion of some who already migrated, or at least used MVC3 and MVC2. Already read ...
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Who does what in a Single Page Application? [closed]

My development background is in ASP .NET webforms. I've been reading various SPA tutorials but they always get into the weeds about specific javascript libraries. I'm just trying to understand what ...
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Overcoming circular reference

I am working on an asp.net MVC web application which contains several projects. One is BusinessObjects, which contains business logic / processes. Another is EmailGeneration which is used to send ...
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What is the right way to develop ASP.NET applications in order to separate data access from data visualization?

I'm currently involved in a migration to TFS from SVN of a large project that is going to be divided into five different sites. This project allows some providers to insert five different product data ...
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Asp MVC section and partial views

I have a question regarding ASP sections and partial views. What ser the benefit of using one over another? Because if I have a menu, i guest that it could be both as a section, but also as a ...
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What workflow do you use with asp.net web forms development and your design department [closed]

I work at a place that has a clear separation between designers and developers. We're a fairly new start-up and we're trying to figure out what would be the best workflow for our team. We're a small ...
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Learning PHP for an ASP.NET Developer [closed]

I am mostly developing on ASP.NET MVC and sometimes on ASP.NET WebForms. But when I hit a PHP web site, I always think that; Should I learn PHP? Assuming answer here is yes, where would be the ...
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How to generate nonce for Ajax web requests

As many of you know WordPress uses "secret key" like thing for every AJAX request. Making each request unique and also 'somewhat' secure (just a step ahead than nothing). How would I implement the ...
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Best Practice for masking Credit Card informations in Web Api 2

In an Asp.Net Web API 2 project, We're logging every http request and response with log4Net. Some controllers have critical parameters such as "CreditCard, CVV, Month, Year" etc. This data should not ...
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Entity Framework and distributed Systems

I need some help or maybe only a hint for the right direction. I've got a system that is sperated into two applications. An existing VB.NET desktop client using Entity Framework 5 with code first ...
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Full Trust level: should be a concern?

Should I worry about the safety of my application if it runs in Full Trust level? If yes, why? What damages could be done? If the trust level should be a concern why it is the default level for ...
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What are the differences between Castle Monorail 3 over ASP.Net MVC?

I have been using Castle Monorail for some years now with great success, although I haven't bothered to update the version I'm using (2 or 3 year old). Now I'm making a decision on go to ASP.Net MVC 3 ...
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Implementing a tricky REST API with ASP.NET Web API

I'm trying to build a RESTful API using ASP.NET Web API for a game, and here are the methods I have so far: /games GET /games/:id GET /games POST /games PUT /games DELETE /users GET /users/:id GET ...
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Best practices: Ajax and server side scripting with stored procedures

I need to rebuild an old huge website and probably to port everyting to ASP.NET and jQuery and I would like to ask for some suggestion and tips. Actually the website uses: Ajax (client site with ...
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Is the structure used for these web pages a design pattern?

I want to know if the structure for an ASP.NET website I'm working on uses a design pattern for it's web pages. If it is a design pattern, what is it called? The web pages have the following ...
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Unobtrusive JavaScript (regarding asp.net mvc3) not clear

Unobtrusive JavaScript avoids injecting inline JavaScript into HTML. This makes your HTML smaller and less cluttered, and makes it easier to swap out or customize JavaScript libraries ...
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Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls [closed]

This is more of an Architecture question, and I want to know all the possible pros and cons of the approach. In my org, we have an ASP.NET Application say "A", a Web API Project say "W", and ...
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Storing images in file system and returning URLs or virtually resizing and returning byte arrays?

I need to create a REST web service to manage user submitted images and displaying them all in a website. There are multiple websites that are going to use this service to manage and display images. ...
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WinRT and the server (ASP.NET, Azure, etc)

Has Microsoft made any indication of WinRT's current or future relationship with server development (such as ASP.NET)? While it's been made clear that WinRT is the intended future of Windows UI ...
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Where should CMS data logic go

We have a large web site written in WebForms and have begun implementing some new modules in MVC. We have a custom CMS in place. I put the data structure to hold CMS data in a BaseModel class. Now I`m ...
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UI requires data of certain types. Can it go in a SPROC?

I'm actually arguing against this, but want to see if I'm out of line. We have a PaymentQueue table and a simple UI. This table is, at the moment, primarily used by the UI and no other business ...
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Implementing User Authentication on an N-Tier Web Application

I appreciate all help and feedback. Parts bolded are critical parts if this is too verbose. Perhaps it will help to mention I am a green developer. I have found some useful info from related ...
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Architecture For Mockable DAL On Large Projects

I have recently been reading an article about creating a blog using ASP.NET and MVC, and in the article the user splits the Data Access Layer into a separate Class Library, and creates an interface ...
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Designing models for a generic service layer

We are building a web interface to a tiered membership system, which will interface with a third-party CRM web service for the creation and management of accounts. The web service, unfortunately, is ...
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AJAX IRCX Client and Server

I am currently developing an IRCX AJAX Chat Based system and have a few questions regarding the Server and Client implementation. Any suggestions are welcome: Server: Should this be implemented as a ...
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Is it a good idea to put all assembly: WebResource in the same cs file?

I have a .NET library, with some WebControls. These webControls have Embed Resources. And we declare them like it, in all webcontrols for each cs file: Something like this: [assembly: ...
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Web API Design advice

I am developing a Web API as services layer for a ASP.NET web forms application. There are two controllers ContractorController (gives details about the contractor) and PaymentsController (gives ...
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Two way Communication between Server and Clients

Situation: We have a web application running on a server. This application needs to fetch data from some other PC(Clients), which are on a different network. On the clients' pc there are WCF hosted ...
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Confused on how to properly employ a Repository Pattern with Service/Business Layer on top

I'm building a ASP.NET Web Api 2 solution for learning purposes, and I've hit a snag. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what exactly it is that I'm missing. My Web Api solution has 4 Layers: ...
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Data transfer between “main” site and secured virtual subsite

I am currently working on a C# ASP.Net 3.5 website I wrote some years ago which consists of a "main" public site, and a sub-site which is our customer management application, using forms-based ...
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Web Project Class Architecture

I think this is a good question for here but I'm not 100% sure. Please flag if it's too vague. I've worked on many websites where common framework classes are overridden. Since I work mostly in ...
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Were there major changes in testing practices in ASP .NET between 3.5 and 4.5?

Obviously, testing methods are language-independent. An integration test stays an integration test no matter what the technology. But platforms implement some kinds of testing support. And the ...
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UserControl inside Placeholder good/bad? + Postback problem

Currently I'm working a bit with ASP.NET and trying to find the best way to navigate through pages. Right now I have an UpdatePanel which has a Placeholder inside it. This Placeholder will then add ...