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Link Love is a real blogging strategy that can propel your Make Money Online blog to profitability in very short order. Do you blog for cash, or blog about Internet Marketing? If so then you really need to understand Link Love, and the many ways to leverage the strategy and maximize the amount of money made online while minimizing the… Read more »

The Inversion of Control  (a.k.a. The Hollywood Principle) & ORM Panacea Inversion of Control (IoC) is old news for the Java community but it is the latest and greatest panacea for the .NET world. Inversion of Control actually first came to light way back in the late ’80’s when it was mentioned in Johnson & Foot’s paper Designing Reusable Classes…. Read more »

How to Get Visitors from Busy, Prominent Websites When you think of hijacking, you generally think about something illegal, or unethical at the least.  The type of hijacking, or siphoning that I am talking about here is completely ethical, in fact these techniques can be mutually beneficial to both sites.  It sounds too good to be true but it isn’t…. Read more »

My Personal Initiative Utilize, Learn & Contribute to an Open Source, Microsoft .NET based Content Management System My justification for the project is primarily to learn, and at the same time investigate ways to use the CMS to better manage my expanding list of websites and content.  I have used a lot of Open Source software and felt that it… Read more »

Do any development technologies stack up to PowerBuilder? The question was almost rhetorical… but look at what I’ve done here. Converting PowerBuilder to C Sharp .NET, WCF RIA Services and Silverlight 4 I know it is hard for some people to watch the big guys win all the time, but Microsoft has been up to some good things lately. I’ve used… Read more »

WaveMaker™ delivers for the cloud like PowerBuilder did for client-server About WaveMaker Rapid Application Development for Business-Critical Web 2.0 Applications WaveMaker is an easy-to-use WYSIWYG development tool for the cloud platform.  It has a visual drag-and-drop interface that makes Web 2.0 and cloud application development easy and fun, like what PowerBuilder did for client-server.  If I had to describe WaveMaker in… Read more »

19 July 2010 | 37 comments | Featured, Java, PowerBuilder, Programming, SaaS, WaveMaker

Using the SplitButton control in your Silverlight 4 Application What is the SplitButton? The SplitButton is a nice control that allows you to turn one button into many different click options.  For example, you might have a Save button, with a split section that drops down with options to Save-As, Save a Copy, etc. SplitButton Examples Where can you get… Read more »

Quality Web Hosting at Introductory Prices – Any Recommendations? Advice Needed I am days away from hosting expiration, and the cost is too high to justify right now. is a great hosting company with whom I’ve been with for many years, however the renewal prices seem to have gone up a lot.  Maybe I was on a long introductory… Read more »

01 January 2011 | no comments | WordPress

Web Developers aren’t really true programmers. Remember the old days, the mid 1990’s when Visual Basic (pre .net) and Front-Page were the tools of the web developer?   It wasn’t long after they were doing “shadow-IT” developing Clipper and Dbase programs that you ultimately ended up supporting or converting to PowerBuilder.   If you are pressed for time browse on… Read more »