Breakpoint in global.asax is never reached by debugger in VS

Yesterday at work, I came across the situation where I had inserted a breakpoint to debug some code inside my global.asax file in a web application, but the VS debugger never reaches it. The first indication of trouble came when some data values loaded during application start never changed, even after I manually changed the … Continue reading Breakpoint in global.asax is never reached by debugger in VS

Serializing Java objects to XML and back using XStream

XStream is a very simple and lightweight library that I came across when developing my final year project at University. It can be used for serializing objects into an XML string and vice-versa. XStream also supports JSON output as of the latest release. No object code has to be modified, and the library is a … Continue reading Serializing Java objects to XML and back using XStream

Welcome to Forays in software development

Hi, and welcome to Forays in software development. My name is Mark Sinnathamby, and I live in Sri Lanka. I graduated from the University of Westminster, majoring in software engineering, and am currently a developer at Eurocenter DDC. This site contains blogs and articles on various topics, many of them to do with my experience in software … Continue reading Welcome to Forays in software development