Jonas Stawski

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Painfully Slow

Remember that blog I wrote about installing VS 2010 in a Virtual Machine? Well, as I type this I’m doing a fresh install of VS 10 in my Windows 7 RC machine (not a VM). I just can’t take it anymore. Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 is painfully slow running o... [More]

Routing in ASP.NET 3.5 and 4.0

Routing was born with the creation of the MVC Framework. During the beta testing of the MVC framework people started asking for this feature to be included in so it could be used with web forms as well. The team listened and i... [More]

MVP For Third Year in a Row

On July 1st I was given the news that I will be part of the elite group of the 2009 MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) program. The program consists of about 5000 people around the globe and is given to people who contribute to the Microsoft ... [More]

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta on a Virtual Machine

For the release of Visual Studio 2010 RC (Release Candidate), Microsoft provided us with a fully installed VPC (Virtual Machine) image. For some reason they did not do the same for the release of Beta 1. I guess they wanted people to go through the i... [More]

SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data and Virtual Earth Files

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Miramar.NET user group at Devry University. You can now download the presentation and demos from here. Happy Programming!

SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data and Virtual Earth at Devry

Tomorrow I will be speaking about the SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data and Virtual Earth at Devry for the Miramar.NET user group. It will be a very informal meeting where we will discuss about the new Spatial Data Types in SQL Server 2008, Virtual Earth,... [More]

2008 Buenos Aires Code Camp Video

We finally have the video from last year’s Buenos Aires Code Camp. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2009 Code Camp, you can contact me through the contact form on this blog.

Kind Of Emulating iPhone or iPod Touch With Safari 4 Beta

The iPhone revolutionized how Mobile Web Browser Clients render content and, let’s face it, there are millions of users out there who use the iPhone or the iPod Touch to navigate the web. The number of people is so huge that many websites have specif... [More]

United States Census Data (USCD) for SQL Server 2008

Yesterday I announced my project on CodePlex: uscdsql. Between yesterday and today I finished importing and uploading the Cities and ZipCodes of the 2000 Census. Go ahead and download the data and play with it. I hope you can make your contribution t... [More]

US Census Data for SQL Server 2008

I have been playing around with the new SQL Server 2008 spatial data types and Virtual Earth and I must admit that I am loving every single minute of it. Anyway, I’m going to make it short and sweet. I would say that 99% of business applications are ... [More]