14 Days of jQuery – Marketing Campaign

14 Days of jQuery and the New API Browser

Beginning on January 14th, we’ll start a fourteen-day event. Each day we’ll have fresh videos and announcements — there’ll be code releases, project-related updates, and jQuery UI goodness, among other things. In addition to the announcements, we’ll also be releasing a set of videos over the 14 days with talks and tutorials relating the jQuery 1.4 release and other general jQuery topics. You’ll want to check back at jQuery14.com every day during the two weeks to see what’s new, or sign up to be notified via email. Think of it like an online conference, only longer, freer, and with a bit of mystery and suspense!

Want a free jQuery book:

The jQuery project is a non-profit, open-source effort, and we rely heavily on donations and contributions to help fund everything we do. We’ll be running a fundraising drive starting now and throughout the 14 Days of jQuery. If you’re a jQuery user, show your support by making a tax-deductible donation of $20 USD or more to the project during the event, and you’ll receive a free jQuery book with your donation.


Free .NET IDE’s


#develop (short for SharpDevelop) is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft’s .NET platform.


MonoDevelop is an IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages. MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and ASP.NET Web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. MonoDevelop makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and to maintain a single code base for all platforms.

jQuery Snippets for Visual Studio 2010

If you know me you know that jQuery is my favorite technology right now.  If you thought it was easy to use already, I have a treat for you.  Check out these jQuery Snippets for Visual Studio 2010 by John Sheehan to boost your jQuery productivity in Visual Studio 2010.

John also has a dedicated page to .NET Cheat Sheets I  print and use all the time.

jQuery selectors lab

Here is a nice site for playing with jQuery selectors.


Breakpoint Workspaces 1.0 Beta….again :)

I wrote this a long time ago and decided to dig it back up.  It only handles regular breakpoints, no conditionals…etc

Breakpoint Workspaces manages breakpoint groups in an external text file so that you can save a set of breakpoints and give it a name that relates to some kind of process you may be working on(bug numbers..etc). You can then load them at will to debug hassle free. Great for digging back into something you may have been working on 6 months ago. I haven’t written any documentation or user instructions, but I tried to make it as easy to use as possible so start clicking away.

One word of caution, if you have a workspace group you want to load and have not saved your current breakpoints, they will be removed from the project when the workspace is loaded.

Please send me any feedback you have on bugs, enhancements, ideas…etc Please also keep in mind this is beta software and a tool I have not spend much time on.

Download installer here

Change Log:
1/11/2009 – Installer built for [User Profile]/Visual Studio 2008/Addins folder

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XP Service Pack 3, where is my console login!?!?!

I recently upgraded to XP Service Pack 3 today and found that I could not remote into my Windows 2003 Console login with my normal command line.  A quick google search led me to this blog post that describes the change.  Could it have been so hard to support both switches?

In short:

mstsc /console is now mstsc /admin

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Xenocode Browser Sandbox – Run any browser from the web

If you ever needed to test cross-browser and or across browser versions, you how much of a pain that can be.  You can always setup VM’s(VMware or Hyper-V) but that can be more work than necessary.  These guys have figured it out a much better approach with browser virtualization.

Click the Xenocode WebApp to launch directly from the web. WebApps require no setup and run in isolated virtual environments.