CodePlex Downloads Gadget update

Recently the CodePlex Team has updated the GUI of the whole site. Because of some minor changes in the layout the CodePlex Downloads Gadget stopped working and turned into:

JavaScript date formatting .NET style

It’s quite surprising for a .NET developer to see that JavaScript doesn’t provide any mechanism to format dates. Considering how powerful JavaScript is, especially in environments where custom development is limited or not allowed, you can provide some great experience using JavaScript only. But just because something isn’t there out of the box, it doesn’t mean we can’t make it ourselves.

Let me google that for you

Getting tired of answering questions like: “What is SharePoint?” and “How can I create a Feature in SharePoint?”. Start answering: “Let me google that for you”

Site Collection and Variation relative URLs in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 provides architecture for designing and developing scalable solutions. Two of these concepts are Site Collections for separating information and Variations for delivering multilingual solution. While working with both concepts – especially in Web Content Management (WCM) solutions I have found out that there is no easy way to create Site Collection or Variation relative links.

A better way to obtain objects from cache

Last week I have posted a better approach to getting field values from an SPListItem. Today I’ve found out that you can actually use almost the same approach to get stuff from the ASP.NET cache.