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.NET Tip: Managing Development and Production Configuration Files

If you use one server to develop your applications and another to deploy them, you probably have to change your database connection settings each time you deploy your configuration files. Learn a quick fix for this problem.

.NET Tip: Compressing/Decompressing Your Files

One of the many new libraries included with .NET 2.0 allows for compression and decompression of files using the gzip file format. Find out how to use it.

ASP.NET Tip: Adding Tracing to an Application

Tracing down errors in web applications and services is no easy task. To make it simpler, learn how to add trace statements to your code. They appear only when tracing is enabled on the web page or the web site.

.NET Tip: Exiting a Try/Catch Block

If you use a return statement within a Try/Catch block, there's a behavior you need to be aware of in your code.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT When you look at natural user interfaces as a developer, it isn't just fun and games. There are some very serious, real-world usage models of how things can help make the world a better place – things like Intel® RealSense™ technology. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join the panel of experts, both from inside and outside of Intel, as they discuss how natural user interfaces will likely be getting adopted in a wide variety …

  • Live Event Date: July 30, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT You may already know about some of the benefits of Bluemix, IBM's open platform for developing and deploying mobile and web applications. Check out this upcoming eSeminar that focuses on building an Android application using the MobileData service, with a walk-through of the real process and workflow used to build and link the MobileData service within your application. Join IBM's subject matter experts as they show you the way to build a base …

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