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About Tiberius OsBurn

Tiberius OsBurn is a freelance technology author and speaker based in Omaha, Nebraska. His book, "Hardcore Development", will be released in the summer of 2003. Mr. OsBurn has extensive experience in VB, VB.NET, C#, SQL Server, ASP.NET and various other web technologies. Be sure to visit his site, http://www.tiberi.us, for his latest articles of interest to .NET developers.
Building a Better Sidebar

When I first heard about .NET’s user controls I thought, “What’s this? A proprietary format for include files?” I argued with a colleague about this newest offering from Microsoft, dismissing user controls as some sort of hype from Redmond.

My NAnt and NUncle

I was looking for a nice and easy way to automatically build my projects and I didn’t have to look far to find NAnt, a variant of Ant, a build tool for Java projects. If you want to cheat and read ahead, check out http://nant.sourceforge.net but don’t get too comfy, jack, there’s not much out there to guide you along. I’m going to save you some precious time and help provide you with a starter script… because believe me, you’ll be hard pressed to find some good examples on the web. Don’t really expect much out of the examples provided by the good folks down at NAnt, but do dig into their NAnt.build – it contains secrets that you won’t find anywhere.

Content Thieves

Someone’s been stealing your content.

Really.

It’s easy to do, too. I’m talking about all the fancy jpgs, gifs, docs and pdfs on your site. Guess what? If I can hit them with a URL, they’re mine.

Tiberius OsBurn Answers Programming Questions

Stuck on a .NET programming problem? Don’t understand a certain concept? Then you’ve come to the right place for answers.

Paranoia: Cross Site Scripting

They’re watching you – you know that? They’ve been scoping out your site for quite some time, looking at ways to screw with you and your site.

XSL Transformation

Are you scalable as you could be?

If you’re pulling a lot of your content from a database, don’t count on it.

A Stranger in a Foreign Key Land

Well, well, well… you jacked up your database, didn’t you?