Archive for July 13th, 2010
Have you ever been out in public, heard a song, liked it, and wanted to know the name of it? Well, there’s a very cool app that’s been around for a while called Shazam. You simply fire up the app when you hear the song, press TAG, and voila! The app identifies (or tags) the song title and artist for you and provides ways to purchase the track via an online store or find it on YouTube.
Today Shazam finally revealed its business model with the announcement of Shazam Encore – a premium...
The ASP.NET Web Forms model strives to encapsulate the lower level complexities involved in building a web application. Features like server-side event handlers, the page lifecycle, and view state effectively blur the line between the client and the server, simplify state management, and free the developer from worrying about HTTP, requests and responses, and similar matters. While these facets of the Web Forms model allow for rapid application development and make ASP.NET more accessible to developers with a web application background, their behavior can impact your website's behavior and performance.
View state is perhaps the most important - yet most misunderstood - feature of the Web Forms model. In a nutshell, view state is a technique that automatically persists
programmatic changes to the Web controls on a page. By default, this state is serialized into a base-64 encoded string and included as a hidden
field in the Web Form. On postback, this state information is returned to the server as part of the POST request, at which point the server can deserialize it and
reapply the persisted state to the controls in the control hierarchy. (If this last paragraph made crystal clear sense, great! If not, consider reading
my article, Understanding ASP.NET View State, and Dave Reed's
article, ViewStateMode in ASP.NET 4, before continuing.)
One potential issue with view state is that it can greatly bloat the size of your web pages. Each new version of ASP.NET seems to include new techniques for
managing view state's footprint. ASP.NET 4 adds a new property to all Web controls,
which allows developers to disable view state for a page by default and then selectively enable it for specific controls. This article reviews existing view
state-related properties and then delves into the new
ViewStateMode property. Read on to learn more!
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T-Mobile Continues Surprisingly Vigorous Campaign Of HSPA+ Expansion; To Add 19 New Cities By July 21st
Boy Genius Report is claiming today that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is expanding into 19 more metropolitan areas throughout the United States on July 21st. The full list:
- Austin, TX
- Baltimore, MD
- Birmingham, AL
- Cincinnati, OH
- Cleveland, OH
- Columbus, OH
- El Paso, TX
- Ft. Worth, TX
- Hawaii, HI
- Indianapolis, IL
- Jacksonville, FL
- Kansas City, MO
- Louisville, TN
- Milwaukee, WI
- Minneapolis, MN
- Portland, OR
- San Antonio, TX
- Washington, D.C.
- Wichita, KS
T-Mobile is certainly trying to...
The Pandigital Novel e-reader was released a little over a month ago and if you haven’t heard of it, it’s probably because it isn’t known as a very amazing device. Well when hackers get a hold of any device that runs Android you know that some stuff is going to go down. And that’s a positive thing.
It appears that with a little hacking (actually not even really rooting the device) the Novel can be set up to use an ulterior homescreen like Panda Home and then open applications that can be side loaded to the device. This in affect creates a relatively decent Android tablet for a low price of $179.99. Of course this trick and device is not without standard bugs that come with any hacked together effort, but it is at least a way to get a cheap Android tablet that has a lively little development community around it.
Still, the small problems that come with the hack make the device a very niche product to recommend and/or try myself. If the Novel was about 129.99 or a little lower in price, I would probably make the jump just to give it a try. Nothing like having a decent 7-inch tablet to do some testing and hacking on. Check out The Digital Reader for more information and how to do the hack yourself.
Source [The Digital Reader]