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Parse methods and what you need to know


We all need to parse one data type into another now and again. Parsing can cause your application to fail unexpectedly if you do it wrong. When parsing, you need to be aware what trouble you may get into.

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What you should know about "javascript:"


Several years ago I posted on the ASP.NET forums a conversation piece. I received much feedback with the presentation of a topic that, even then, was an artifact feature of HTML interpretations. The anchor tag over the decades has been abused beyond what should be normal use. This humble tag had been the hook for many actions that a user may take upon a page.
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Generated Image URLs and Broken Links


I had a task at a job that I recently held which was to render a list of images into a table with some metadata attached to them. However, there was a small catch. These image URLs that were being provided were generated and the image was not guaranteed to be at the URL that was created. So I had to find a way to render an image unavailable place holder or render the image. Here is the solution I came up with.
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Test Driven Development


Recently I have been asked by several people what my take on Test Driven Development (TDD) is. While this seems to be the hot topic this year as I am looking for work, I still have my reservations about TDD patterns as they are accepted today.
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