New Website

Simply stated, Worpress is great.

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Extracting property name at compile time

Just an extract from this article. It’s something I always find VERY useful (in situations where speed is not one of our concerns, of course) protected string ExtractPropertyName<T>(Expression<Func<T>> propertyExpression) {     if (propertyExpression == null) {         throw new ArgumentNullException("propertyExpression");     }      ...

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You have been a thorn in my side…

….for far too long, Avatar. Yes, I’ve finally bought it, but I don’t want to talk about it (moreover I’m still too much involved in Skyrim, I haven’t even launched the game….). The real leitmotiv today is Videum! I did it….at last. 4 months of hard work, far from being complete...

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Why I love and hate IIS7

Yeah, I missed you too guys. Anyway, this took me a while to find out. But things like these are exactly what makes my job a continous research for enlightenment. In a nutshell, seems that in IIS7 there’s a different way to setup httpHandlers. And I’m not referring to the...

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Visual Studio + Webservices + SOAP Headers

Suppose you have to consume a Webservice that requires you to provide a custom header. If you generate automatically the proxy with Visual Studio, you’ll soon discover that there’s no way to add an header or to access the SOAP request. Ok, here’s what you have to do: 1) download...

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WCF + Console Application

Suppose you have a nice Console Application. Suppose you want to host a WCF service. And suppose you want to create a fancy Silverlight app that consumes this WCF service. You’ll soon discover that something isn’t working as expected…long story short, the client app is looking for a ClientAccessPolicy.xml file....

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Mutual SSL + ASP.net + IIS7

This was very, very, VERY nasty. Took me 1 entire week (even with the support of our ITs). As usual, at the end we discovered it wasn’t that hard anyway…. from an IT point of view, all you have to do is: Get an SSL certificate with client/server extended usage...

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Helmet Design Contest

“Long time no see, just wanted to touch base…” Happens all the time. How bad. Anyway, I don’t want to find excuses for not updating this website enough, so I’ll quickly go to the point: a friend of mine asked a little help to set up an online contest for...

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