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    Default Fork out £30 a year for .NET framework?

    Not a huge amount but an MS tax nontheless.

    Was thinking of putting up a portal to showcase ASP.NET stuff - to try out new ideas and to use a portfolio for new work.

    Most of the respected geeks that write books etc. seem to have straightforward static sites with code that you download, so is that the way to go do you think? Or should I have a ready made portal with links to various apps?

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    sounds very complicated

    why share your knowledge ?

    strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    sounds very complicated
    I'm guessing most things sound complicated to you.
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    keep it simple

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    I own a great .NET related .com domain name i'm not using and can sell it you for vast sums if you are interested.

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    Morning Benes!

    Idea is this: would like to practice implementing new ideas with real world application i.e. site with various simple (but useful to me) apps.

    So if, for example, I would like to refactor using the UIP app block to demonstrate (and get used to implementing) the MVC architecture I do it here. Must be better than randomly coding "hello world" apps.

    So £30 a year, business expense - not a huge amount but grates a little as it is lining Bill's pockets.

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    morning Shim,

    hope life and business is going well and treating you fine

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    Everything rosy for me - kids fantastic and I kicked a dead end permie job into touch earlier this year, dusted my spurs down and got back onto the contracting rodeo.

    Blagged a modest .NET gig into the bargain - toot toot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimano105 View Post
    Blagged a modest .NET gig into the bargain - toot toot.
    If you earn a living from programming .NET, be prepared to share small bits of your earnings with the others who also make a living from .NET.

    Windows hosting as always been more expensive than Linux due to licensing costs, there are ASP.NET hosting deals below £30 pa however.

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    It's not an MS tax, if a host charges you to have ASP.net. Dynamic scripting like JSP/PHP often costs money too, since it puts more strain on the server than static HTML.


    Also, you could host your stuff on your own PC, if you could be bothered to sort it out and had a spare PC you could use.

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