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Exporting schema and data from MSSQL 2012

I wanted to write a quick post about how I exported my local Funnelweb's database version, mainly so that I can Google/Bing myself later and remember what I did. I could have deployed to my host and do everything there, Funnelweb definitely supports it. However, since I am planning to contribute to this project, I arranged a local set up with Visual Studio, developed my theme and configured all the settings locally. When time came…

Blogging again

At the beginning of this year I made the goal to come back to blogging, not as a New Year resolution per se, but more as something I have been feeling the need to do. Writing has been very difficult to me. Looking at a white blank page is very daunting for someone that learned English as a second language. However, as a professional developer I have always seen blogging as something missing in my career.…

I Passed the MS 70-562 Exam

As usual, I procastinated this news. A few weeks ago, on October 10th, 2009, I passed the Microsoft 70-562 exam towards the MCTS certification. I am now officially Microsoft Certified on ASP.NET 3.5. I wanted to share a bit about my testing experience. I had bought the training kit for Microsoft, "MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit Exam 70-562" and read it for the most part. The book was a good read, but extremly…

Using binary operators to create bit mask on GridViewRow.RowState

After getting married earlier this year, I really haven't found much time for myself, since adapting to this new married life, really, well, takes time. However, while working on a Visual Basic Web Forms application (don't judge ;)) I found myself strugling at first, making the GridViewRow.RowState property work. After some time banging my head wondering why it was not working, I realized that it was actually using bit logic and I was looking at this…