Come back to ASP.NET for the first time.

Today I had to bring up a previous project that I had done in asp.net and make sure that it would work well if installed to an end-user's machine for beta testing.

For the past several months, I've been doing development for in-house applications using WinForms, so it took an hour or two to get back into the asp.net groove. Once I said "oh yeah" a few times tho, I've got to say - I miss it. I even dusted off some old javascript skills (thanks to a little help from Julie) and after updating one stored procedure to work with some new functionality, I've got a completely working test deployment in as close as an environment to the target as I could muster.

On that note - be careful using .msi technology and then trying to xcopy an updated .dll to the \bin of your web app in XP. Apparently, it won't let asp.net create an appdomain and you'll get the dreaded "Server Application Unavailable" error. Heh. Didn't see that one coming - when I test deployed to a Win2k workstation, I did not get the same error, it just worked. Weird.