The life of an application config from the registry to SQLite to SQL CE to XML

A new beta of ShutOff 2000 v3.0.0 is now available. The product is fast approaching code completion. The Visual Basic 6 edition of the application has always used the Windows Registry to store its settings. However, Microsoft’s best practice for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform does not allow for this, soContinue reading The life of an application config from the registry to SQLite to SQL CE to XML

ShutOff 2000 is almost here

The first thing you’ll notice is the name: ShutOff 2000. I decided that “ITS ShutOff Professional” didn’t roll off the tongue as easily. Plus, there’s so much branding inherent in the original name, that changing it seemed foolish. I wrote quite extensively on this new .NET version in a recent post, as well as theContinue reading ShutOff 2000 is almost here

Coming soon: ShutOff 2000’s replacement

Work has been continuing apace on the all-new ShutOff. Featuring a console application at its core, ITS ShutOff is built on the Microsoft .NET framework. My language of choice is, of course, C#. What I’m really excited about is the modular way it is built. The console application is fully featured, which means that absolutelyContinue reading Coming soon: ShutOff 2000’s replacement