Error on GetSkin() loading a DotNetNuke website

Error on GetSkin() loading a DotNetNuke website

Trying to load a DotNetNuke website, I was getting an error on Default.aspx page in this specific line: Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Object reference not set to an instance of an object Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the  stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. (Line 666, coincidence? Eheh) The error was related to DNNMenu web user control, saying that couldn’t found the .ascx file. After struggling a bit, I’ve found my DesktopModules folder was being considered as a Virtual Directory on IIS and pointing to a wrong path. So after fixing, pointing out to the right path, everything was working again
Build 2013 – Sessions available

Build 2013 – Sessions available

Build 2013 is over, and now is time to see some sessions we couldn’t watch live. All sessions are now available on Channel9 to download and watch when you want. Channel9 – Build 2013 Sessions List
Windows Phone Dev centre registration – Summer Break (only 19$)

Windows Phone Dev centre registration – Summer Break (only 19$)

Microsoft is offering a “Summer Break” on Dev Center registration with a $19 annual registration fee. See all details on http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2013/06/26/19-summer-break-limited-time-offer-start-publishing-apps-for-windows-phone-today.aspx
Visual Studio 2013 and ASP.NET vNext

Visual Studio 2013 and ASP.NET vNext

Today was a great day for all .NET developers attending Build conference (or watching online). A preview of next version of Visual Studio is available and we can now test and use the all new features announced. You can download here. As usual, Somasegar made a great blog post showing a lot of new features and cool stuff around Visual Studio, including also the announcement of Update 3 for Visual Studio 2012 (Web Installer | ISO). On next links, you can find a lot of useful information about whats next on .NET world: Creating ASP.NET Web Projects in Visual Studio 2013 (VS 2013) ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release Notes (VS 2013) Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 5 (ASP.NET MVC5) Create an ASP.NET MVC 5 App with Facebook and Google OAuth2 and OpenID Sign-on (C#) (ASP.NET MVC) External Authentication in Web API 2 (Web API 2) Enabling Cross-Origin Requests in Web API (Web API 2) Create a REST API with Attribute Routing (Web API 2) Use OWIN to Host Web API in an Azure Worker Role (Web API 2) Attribute Routing in Web API 2 (Web API 2) External Authentication in Web API 2 (Web API 2) ASP.NET Scaffolding with Web Forms (ASP.NET Web Forms) Use OWIN to Host Web API in an Azure Worker Role (OWIN and Katana) Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview and the refresh update (General)
Visual Studio 2013 and Git

Visual Studio 2013 and Git

On Visual Studio ALM and TFS blog, we can find a new post where are showing some new and cool changes related to Git support on Visual Studio 2013. Version control Git built in to Visual Studio and TFS Use branches to switch contexts and isolate risk Resolve conflicts Work around a few known issues More of what’s new Team Foundation Build Build Windows 8.1 Preview Store apps Build more simply. Build in Git! Scripts! Customize your build processes You can check here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/06/26/visual-studio-2013-preview-version-control-tfbuild.aspx
Free SQL Server Training Videos for Developers

Free SQL Server Training Videos for Developers

You can find some interesting videos (about 30 minutes each) on Brent Ozar website. Here’s a list: INDEX DESIGN Index Basics – Kendra Little The Okapis of Indexes – Jes Schultz Borland Heaps (Tables Without Clustered Indexes) – Kendra Little BLOCKING AND ISOLATION LEVELS There’s Something About Nolock – Kendra Little Five Ways to Fight Blocking – Kendra Little QUERY DESIGN AND TUNING Let’s Talk About Joins – Jeremiah Peschka Developer’s Guide to Dangerous Queries – Jeremiah Peschka How to Measure T-SQL Improvements – Kendra Little Windowing Functions in SQL 2012 – Jeremiah Peschka TROUBLESHOOTING IN PRODUCTION First Responders Kit – Kendra Little What’s Going On in My SQL Server? – Kendra Little The Mystery of Query Timeouts – Kendra Little SQL SERVER SETUP & USAGE How Does SQL Server Store Data? – Brent Ozar Developers and the Transaction Log – Kendra Little Completely Legal Performance Enhancements – Jeremiah Peschka SSMS: More than Meets the Eye – Jes Schultz Borland
Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

It’s available a new update for Visual Studio 2012. You can read the announcement on Somasegar blog post. You can download it from here, and if you need to make an offline install or just distribute, you can do it running the following command: “VS2012.2.exe /layout” and select the folder where do you want to download all files.