XML Settings Files – No more web.config

One of my pet hates is working on projects where previous developers have decided to dump all of their settings in the web.config file.  Some of the reasons why I dislike this practice is: It looks horrible You cannot modify settings at run time (it restarts the application) You are mixing application deployment config info […] Read more

Sep, 10, 2009


Sharing MVC Views Across Projects

This is something I have been wanting to do for a while in the ASP.Net world however its not untill recently (with MVC) that this has been a ‘clean’ possibility. This article demonstrates how to do this. Inspiration At PicNet are always trying to deliver quality products at the cheapest possible cost to the user. […] Read more

Aug, 12, 2009


Code Generated DAL (Data Access Layer) using ORM – Article 3

Overview Well, we’re getting to the business end of these series of articles. In this article we will complete our PicNet.CodeGeneratedDALDemo.Data implementation, which means we will generate all of the required POCO files. We will also create a few tests to test the whole thing out. Generating the NHibernate POCO Objects To generate the POCOs […] Read more

Jul, 20, 2009


Code Generated DAL (Data Access Layer) using ORM – Article 2

PicNet and PicNet.Data Projects Hi All, In this article we will look at some of the libraries/classes required by the generated DAL.  These libraries simply have base classes and utility classes that make life a little easier. PicNet.Data.IEntity IEntity is the core interface of the data layer.  This interface defines all common behaviour for all […] Read more

Jul, 09, 2009


Code Generated DAL (Data Access Layer) using ORM – Article 1

Hi All, This is the first in a series of posts about building a code generated data access layer.  Over the next few weeks I will be publishing articles that will allow you to understand why the approach taken here at PicNet produces such high quality systems.  Basically this approach is to use a code […] Read more

Jul, 08, 2009


JQuery Table Filter Plugin

This project has moved. New Home Page Update 1/Mar/2010 The home page for this project is now at  Was this plugin useful for you? The PicNet Table Filter is free, so we appreciate if you would help us out by recommending us on LinkedIn. Alternatively, write us a review on Google Places mentioning how […] Read more

Jun, 29, 2009


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