SharePoint: List does not exist

Problem: When trying to “Add new Item” to a SharePoint 2010 list (document library, task list, etc), and you receive this very helpful error.

Cause: Alternate Access Mappings.  It displays this error message when I cannot resolve the URL.

Solution:  Add the mapping.  Example: You are acessing the site via:, however you do not have an Alternate Access Mapping for

Specialization vs Generalization

Depending on your location and the amount of opportunity may ultimately decide which side of the fence your on.

For me, understanding why a tool/framework exists and the problem is solves is much more important than understanding how to use a specific tool/framework.

Anytime the hiring discussion comes up, I am always reminded of this.  While do people classify themselves this way in a resume?  Django Developer?  I guess if you only want to develop in Python using an MVC framework, then sure.  But doesn’t this tend to lead to “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”.

The understanding of a pattern or practice is transferable between programming languages and frameworks.  NHibernate or Entity Framework?  StructureMap or Unity? Who cares!  You probably won’t touch the delta anyway.