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How to Handle CORS Preflight Requests in ASP.NET MVC/Web API with Windows Authentication

It is interesting that many ASP.NET developers find this something hard to do, so I write the tips out to reveal that starting from IIS 7 Microsoft makes things so much easier. What is CORS Preflight Requests Well, I don’t…

What You Should Say About Performance Issues Instead of "I Feel It Slow"

It is very often that we see people describe performance issues they meet with similar phrases such as “I feel it slow”. Well, this is rather a bad way to discuss with others about web site performance. Then what should…

Product Review: Chrome-Look Firefox

Well, it is sad that Google Chrome does not yet support Windows 7 Beta. So I fall back to Firefox and install Total ReChrome add-on to achieve a Chrome look. The steps are simple, Install Chromifox Basic skin from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8782 …

Product Review: feedly over Google Reader

I have been tightly bind to Reader for a long time since our Chinese ISP kindly started to block a lot of blog sites. I am pritty sure that RSS support in many web browsers and mail applications are really…

Fast Moving Mozilla

Well, I know I should not talk too much about Firefox 3.1 or Thunderbird simply because they are still Beta. However, I just couldn’t help letting you know how much I love the improvements. Firefox 3.1b2It is so cool that…

Another Firefox? Wait And See

For me the worst thing to live in GMT +8 is that all important event in the west happens in my dreams. Yes, this time Google Chrome, an open source browser built on Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla Firefox elements, will…

What Is Missing in Firefox 3 Beta 4 Release Notes

I skipped a few important FF milestones after trying Alpha 1. But last month I installed Firefox 3 Beta 3 and suddenly found it stable and super fast. And today Beta 4  is out so I simply navigated to the…

See Through Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

Don’t hurt the Web. Please use open standards. Do you remember the words? I mention it here. Mozilla was one of the driving forces of open standards as well as Opera. However, what they gained was incompatibility brought by Microsoft.…

IE 8 Beta 1 Bugs on Windows Vista

I have just installed Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 on my Windows Vista. Notice that I am using a Simplified Chinese Vista, so I expected some issues, and I was right. After installing it, I cannot find any IE 8…

Opera Against Open Source?

I have just read this interview of Opera CEO. And it is funny to see how he fights against Microsoft and, open source. Yes, if Opera goes open source, there is no guarantee that it should last for long and…