The president of Liberty Associates, Inc and a Microsoft MVP, Jesse Liberty is the author of the international best-selling Programming C#, Programming VB 2005, Programming ASP.NET and numerous other books, including the forthcoming Programming .NET 3. He has written dozens of articles for leading industry publications and has been a featured or keynote speaker at international industry events.
Jesse’s biography is listed on http://jesseliberty.me/. He maintains a technical blog , and a free private forum on which he provides support for all his writing.
Jesse Liberty demonstrates a role-based security architecture for Windows Forms applications that will allow you to restrict access to any given control, on any form, so that it is either invisible or disabled, based on who is using the form.… Read more
It can be all too easy to turn a blind eye to the moral values of the organization that provides your salary. Jesse Liberty explains why he believes we should stop and think more often...and also how difficult this task can be.… Read more
When I was a kid my dad told me “nope, no TV when I was a boy, crystal radio. We just had our friends from college here for New Year’s with their kids….Among the 8 of us (the four kids were 17, 15, 11 and 10), we had 7 digital cameras (if you count phones)), … Read more
The following message was posted to my web log on O’Reilly… Learning new tech. is fun – However, we have to learn things very well and make a living out of it. I guess MS does not really care about the developer who had to run after each so called inovative idea along their way … Read more
Self promotion warning I’ve just posted a 15 minute quick video on AJAX technology. Now, to be up front, the point of the video is to interest potential readers in my up coming books, but that said, the video may be of interest to some folks here, so I thought I’d mention it. You can … Read more
'SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM...lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM'. Spam, like the Viking call in Monty Python's famous sketch, is persistent and annoying. Jesse Liberty offers his opinion on how we can combat this issue now and in the future.… Read more
Fanatic: noun: a person who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject. A jerk: someone who can’t take a joke, doesn’t know when to let a wise crack slip by, turns everything into political commentary. Scott Adams: one of the funniest men alive. Okay. I don’t want to be a jerk, and I … Read more
I have moved my political blog over to TiddlyWiki which describes itself as a “non-linear personal web notebook.” One limitation of traditional blogs is that each entry is a stand alone mini-article. That can be fine, but for my own blog I’d like a bit more inter-article connection. TiddlyWiki (silly name, but what can you do?) tie … Read more
What could be more boring, less innovative than an online thesaurus? But the same kind of thinking that went into ThinkTank (Dave Winer’s brilliant outlining program developed in 1988!) has gone into VisualThesaurus The goal of this software (available on line or as a desk-top application) is to create a word map of associations that … Read more
A number of years ago, I entertained the idea of dictating my articles and or books. Dragon NaturallySpeaking seemed to be the most popular and perhaps most effective software at that time. I foundthat the accuracy was shockingly high. But what was most interesting was that even with such high accuracy, it was almost unreadable. This … Read more
Holidays are coming, so here is a list of some of my favorite, can’t live without ’em software utilities Exam Diff Pro – best software I know for examining differences in files and directories. Incredibly easy to use, to customize and very reliable. FinePrint – allows you to do all sorts of fancy printing, but … Read more
Have you seen the new Times Reader? This is a beta product from the NY Times that will knock your socks off; it shows what can be done with .NET 3 and it is beautiful (not to mention free). When .NET 2 arrived there was no push from users to move from existing technology … Read more
Obviously, of all the technology that has come along in my lifetime (and there is an awful lot of it) the one that has had the biggest impact on my day to day life is the personal computer and all that goes with it. The crusher, of course, is the web. While PCs changed my … Read more
For the moment, my contribution to Simple-Talk is to write fortnightly opinion pieces; thus I’m not quite sure what to do with my blog… so I thought I’d start off with reviewing a few books that I found particularly valuable and that I thought might be of interest to this community. The clear winner for … Read more