I recently came up with very convenient component – likeastore/notifier. Notifier is easy to setup Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server. It’s been open sourced few month, very specific to Likeastore needs, but due to great contributions it became very generic and can be used in you projects as well.
In preparation for some upcoming posts related to LINQ (what else?), Windows PowerShell and Rx, I had to set up a local LDAP-capable directory service.
With new HttpContext in ASP.NET MVC 6 we will also get new request class. One markable change is how form variables are read from request.
Last week I wrote a simple print button directive for an application that uses AngularJS as its client-side framework.
You all already follow my Microsoft Channel 9 posts, right? Like this morning's Coding4Fun Blog post, No waffling here... SideWaffle and a step-by-step guide to create Visual Studio Item Templates?
Earlier this year (April 15th, 2014 – Tax Day!) I was invited to speak at the Ft. Worth .NET Users Group – it’s a great group and a fun community, if you’re in or around the Ft. Worth area you should really check out their upcoming meetings!
WinDbg scripting gets a pretty bad name — its somewhat contrived syntax, weird limitations, and hard to decipher expressions being the common culprits. In some cases, however, WinDbg scripts can be a very effective and reliable tool for extracting information from memory and processing it in a meaningful way.
In my original post, I described how to create an alias to run Swift from the terminal. The only problem was when the user closed the terminal window, they would have to run the 'alias' command again.
The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team have shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev.
I am in the very early early stages of toying with Xamarin and it may well be that whatever I am doing here, is not the smartest thing in the world. This is a much as a report of my learning (may ‘struggle’ is a better word) as how-to. But what I describe here works – more or less – although it was a mighty hassle to actually get it working.
These days, Office files are no longer in a proprietary binary format, and are we can create the files directly without using COM automation. A .docx Word file, for example, is a collection of XML documents zipped into a single file. The official name of the format is Open XML.
The content in the office-content repository is grouped first by article language, then by topic. The README.md file at the root of each topic directory specifies the structure of the articles within the topic.
Web API is so easy that many developers don’t take the time to structure their applications for great performance. This article will going to cover 8 techniques for improving ASP.NET Web API performance.
One of the most difficult things about becoming a software developer, is the experience paradox of needing to have a job to get experience and needing to have experience in order to get a job.
Before some time I have written a post about Getting Started with Nhibernate and ASP.NET MVC –CRUD operations. It’s one of the most popular post blog post on my blog. I get lots of questions via email and other medium why you are not writing a post about Fluent Nhibernate and ASP.NET MVC. So I thought it will be a good idea to write a blog post about it.
After setting up my initial application as described in my previous post, I went about to set up a watch. For those who don’t know what that is – it’s basically a function that gets triggered when an scope object or part of that changes. I have found 4 ways to set it up, and only one seems to be (completely) right.
Are you a mobile app developer? Want to show off your creations or plain project your phone screen onto a larger canvas?
ASP.NET MVC 6 is mostly about rework of framework internals and it comes with changes that affect also our applications. One important improvement is new HttpContext class. In this posting I will discuss about this new class a little bit.
In this article I will show you how to create a custom formatter in ASP.Net Web API to send objects in Request body with a specific format.
Recently, I had to put on my System Administrator cap for couple of hours. I was to set up two Dell PowerEdge 1720 server computers for use as Test Servers. The two servers were to run Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and that .Net framework 3.5 must be enabled on the servers as it is one of the requirements needed by the enterprise application to be installed on the servers.
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF or XSRF) is still in the top ten list of The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Fortunately, ASP.NET MVC has built-in support to mitigate this attack since its earlier versions.
Can't recommend this tool enough. Has taken what would be a massive task down to a couple of seconds for me this morning….
There has been quite a bit of activity with various F# web templates over the last few months. This post will cover several of these activities.