Arjan's World: LINKBLOG for May 9, 2006
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

LINKBLOG for May 9, 2006


  • VB.Net Tip: IIF is a function, not a language feature Leon Bambrick, the SecretGeek from down under, explains why you should NEVER use IIF to check for a divide-by-zero error. Take it to heart if the thought ever crossed your mind.

  • A Snapshot View of .Net Deployment Mechanisms George Alexander always has something interesting to tell on the Visual Studio.NET platform. Now he's talking about the ways to deploy your VS.NET projects; basically it's choosing either (a) creating an installer package, (b) no-touch deployment, and (c) XCOPY deployment

  • Interesting piece on translating websites for visitors from other countries. The author gives some tips you should keep in mind, e.g. should we do a translation at all (a professional translation is pricey), and should we choose localisation, which doesn't yield an exact translation, but rather a translation with the cultural context of the user in mind. It's worth a read --- unfortunately it's in Dutch (and it's too expensive for me to translate it in English :)
    Babelfish to the rescue. I was unable to find a way to link directly to the translated page unfortunately, so you have to cut and paste the link yourself, http://www.naarvoren.nl/artikel/vertalen. It's a rather cheep translation b.t.w., but hey nothing comes for free:
    A customer gives to a Internet site in several languages to want. Weet he where he to starts? Weet you where he to starts? With this Article in two parts I want give you a basis to remain the customer am able recommend and himself alert.


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