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Drop box now on IPhone

Wednesday, 30 September 2009 22:30 by mBerube

It's been a long time I wanted to try Drop box to sync documents between all my machines. I got great reviews about it and the fact that there's now an IPhone version give me the extra push I needed to install it. The install and setup process was flawless on all systems and I now have an easy way to have all my important files with me, werever I am. I tried all day long to install it on my last PC but I wasn't able to get to the web site today, probably because of the traffic increase caused by the IPhone version.

I'll give more impressions later after a couple days of trial.

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Back to Twitter ... again

Monday, 21 September 2009 20:19 by mBerube
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After many tries (and failures), I'm ready to give Twitter another try. It's a really interesting media but for now, I didn't found any usefull informations yet. But many people say that it takes some time go get some "momentum". So feel free to follow me at mberubeNet or you can get the lastest messages in the left tool bar.

Finally, I continue my learning of ASP.NET MVC 1.0. I just receive my copy of Professional ASP.NET MVC and I'm in the core part I wanted to really understand, the routing. More an that later.

See you later.

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The fun of merging

Tuesday, 8 September 2009 21:37 by mBerube
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To create that multilingual blog, I used the EnhacedBlogEngine.Net code base to identify all the hacks required to enable multiple languages and then, I had to port all these changes to the latest source code of BlogEngine.Net. What a task ! 60% of the job was pretty easy, just using winmerge and merge the changed lines to the BE.net source file. But, in the newest part of the code, some of the logics doesn't work so well (for example, the nested comment feature) and some bug had to be fixed in the URL rewrite logic. Also, most of the widgets wasn't fully localized. Finally, the theme I choose came from a earlier version of BlogEngine.Net so I had to tweek many things (ex : the widget zone) to make it behave as expected.

I still in the debug process and thanks to the wonderfull Elmah error logging and reporting, I can keep an eye on every errors that occured on that site.

If you already face that kind of challenge, I've a question for you : how can I organize my code (in my source control) to make it easier to merge my changes into a future version of BlogEngine.Net ?

Thanks and feel free to comment.

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Welcome to mBerube.Net

Monday, 7 September 2009 21:28 by mBerube
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Welcome to my new blog. Finally, I can put this thing online. I know it's not rocket science but changing to a new blog engine is not a trivial task so I take my time to choose the right one. As a .NET programmer, I've prefered a blog engine running on the .NET plateform. However, I had some problem to find a multilingual blog engine. The only one I found was a modified version of BlogEngine.Net called EnhancedBlogEngine.Net but this "fork" was based on a previous release of BlogEngine.Net. So I've decided to port the modification made in that project to the new version of BlogEngine.Net and I've fixed some bugs in the process (I'll submit these bugs to projects developpers).

I wish you'll like reading my posts. I'm one in a tons of .Net programmer blog but I wish the challenges met by programmer here in Québec (aka "La belle province") about multilingual teams and applications will bring something new to the community.

Now that my blog is now setup, I can return to my two main projects : getting my MCPD (web) and continue my learning of the ASP.NET MVC framework. I'll talk later about these subjects and many other in later posts.

Finally, I'll try to keep this blog alive with many posts by week and all the posts will be available in french and english unless the subject of the post make it a non sense in one or the other language.

Have a nice day.

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