Category Archives: Software Evaulation and Tips

GAE – Git Push to deploy – “Failed to load application, threadsafe is a required field., none”

I have been looking at different PAAS options that can work with the firewall restrictions my students have (i.e., no SSH). Recently I have been looking into Google Application Engine (GAE). After following their basic tutorial, I then went through the tutorial for using Git, Push to Deploy. On my first deploy I got the… Read More »

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.

Today I tried installing MS SQL Server Management Studio Express and received the following error: TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. —————————— SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.. —————————— BUTTONS: OK —————————— I searched around the internet and… Read More »

SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe is not a valid Win32 Application

Today I installed SQL Server Management Studio Express (standalone) on a brand new Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine. After downloading the install from Microsoft and running it, I received the following error: “SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe is not a valid Win32 Application” I assumed I had some weird versioning issue, and read all kinds of blogs about… Read More »

Visual Studio 2008 Web Setup Project, Web Deployment Project, and MSDeploy

I have been developing a strategy for deploying an ASP.Net Web Application (Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5) to staging servers, and to production.  In the process, I have encountered 3 products from Microsoft that almost sound synonymous to the untrained ear, but are very different and are designed for completely different purposes.  I wish that… Read More »