Ofcourse I love NHibernate... but

Tuesday, 26 September 2006 23:42 by salim

Of the numerous Object Relational Mapping frameworks out there, I always prefered NHibernate. This was mainly from considerations to its bigger brother Hibernate and the hope that the popularity of Hibernate will eventually contribute to NHibernate as well. Well, this has been going on until recently. It is almost like the NHibernate project currently is in a confusious state and getting ready to do a major jump... from 1.2 to 3.1/3.2. That would be fun.

Well, the reason for my but however is my recent discovery that NHibernate does not work under partial trust environments. And to my surprise, my new host has specifically has a partial trust environment. I do not want to go for virtual private server just for getting full trust environment.

Well, finding this out about 8 hours before I was supposed to make the site online I was sitting looking at my code thinking of various ways of resolving the situation.

Well, I read all the posting about this subject, tried a few of the workarounds unsuccessfully etc. To make things worse, I was also using Castle.ActiveRecord which meant that I will have to change and recompile and find out how to remove all references to full trust code etc. etc.

So, I decided to ditch NHibernate and ActiveRecord. Ofcourse I found several issues with my data access layer separation. Lesson here, even if it is a small project, make sure to follow every pattern...

The site is back up, I temporarily replaced all data access to plain old Datasets and Tableadpaters. Not having lots of fun though.

Time to search for a good ORM... again.

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I had to have another domain name

Thursday, 21 September 2006 23:37 by salim
Well, Godaddy sure has a very good marketing department. So, today I registered http://www.sangeetsangam.com and directed it to the codeplex project page. Well, lets see how long this enthusiasm is going to last.

On the other hand, I am eagerly looking forward to a long week of vacation in a day!!! Going to drive on PA Rt6 to Erie. We havent figured out whether to go west from there or east. Can't go north.
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Finally, I created a project in CodePlex

Tuesday, 19 September 2006 21:24 by salim
For the last few months, I have been working on an idea to create a set of tools that will help me manage my music related tasks. Well, it all started when web.com one fine morning decided to move all their servers to a new domain, changed the directory structure, database server names and pretty much everything else, and broke my Joomla installation for my band website. I did not want to write one more line of code in PHP, so I started working on a .NET version of the site.

Well, ofcurse, it has to be grandiose, right? Well, that is how I ended up with the idea of a Musicians Workbench. Yeah, I know, it is a bit cheesy. But wait till you hear its full name

Sangeet Sangam - A Musicians Workbench

While roaming through the CodePlex, GotDotnet jungle, I found one related project, looked at it and suddenly I realized that I have a project that is much more progressed than what they have. So, I created a project at CodePlex.

Here it is

http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=sangeetsangam

Lets see how it goes. Well, atleast I dont have to run my on TSFS :-)
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This is where I hope to write about my code adventures

Tuesday, 19 September 2006 11:33 by salim
I have been doing a lot of exploratory coding as part of getting acquainted with .NET framework and all the related emerging technologies.

In particular, I am interested in WPF, WF and smart clients.

I am working on a web framework that is more for a developer than a content manager. I hope that this will eventually get transformed into using the Web Client Software Factory. (see the project announcement at http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=websf).

I am also working on a picuture gallery (code named Chaaya) and a musicians music library code named Sangeet Sangam. These are in various stages of completion. I hope to stsart publishing code at codeplex when something comes up.

Until then, this is where I blog
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