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The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern object-oriented toolkit that enables you to build distributed applications with minimal effort. Ice allows you to focus your efforts on your application logic, and it takes care of all interactions with low-level network programming interfaces. With Ice, there is no need to worry about details such as opening network connections, serializing and deserializing data for network transmission, or retrying failed connection attempts.
The main design goals of Ice are:
Provide an object-oriented middleware platform suitable for use in heterogeneous environments.
Provide a full set of features that support development of realistic distributed applications for a wide variety of domains.
Avoid unnecessary complexity, making the platform easy to learn and to use.
Provide an implementation that is efficient in network bandwidth, memory use, and CPU overhead.
Provide an implementation that has built-in security, making it suitable for use over insecure public networks.
In simpler terms, the Ice design goals could be stated as "Let’s build a powerful middleware platform that makes the developer’s life easier."
Tips on using Virtual Directories in ASP.NET, MVC, HttpSimulator, SiteMap
Imagine you develop a web-site. You register IIS site to test it, seems like all is ok. You deploy it to customer, and… oh no! where is my images, styles, scripts? and why site map causes an exception?!
It is common situation when site developed and tested on IIS web-site root, and deployed into Virtual Directory. Here I want to describe some tips to avoid such situations.