Category: ASP.NET

  • The new Microsoft at BUILD 2016

    I attended Microsoft’s annual developer conference BUILD and am pretty excited about this new Microsoft that has emerged under the guidance and leadership of Satya Nadella.  A lot of my surprise comes from the new services and APIs that Microsoft has announced at the conference. The Cognitive Services APIs offer an amazing opportunity for creating […]

  • Is Node.js better than ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC?

    Is Node.js better than ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC? What I’m writing is in no way a ciricism of Node.js but the hype that some have blindly bought into. Javascript is a great language and Node.js is a good API built on Google’s V8 engine but it’s not the end all and be all that some people […]

  • Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application with SQL CE 4 & Entity Framework without installation

    Update – 12/15/2011 As of Visual Studio 2010 SP1, there’s an easier way to do everything below. In the Solution Explorer, right click the project and select ‘Add Deployable Dependencies…’, select the dependencies you want to include, and click OK. This will generate the folder _bin_deployableAssemblies with the proper DLLs. Now when you build your solution, […]

  • Client side sorting with ASP.NET GridView and jQuery TableSorter

    UPDATE If you are looking for a more complete solution including filtering, search, paging, and server side sorting, look at my post on using the datatables plugin with ASP.NET. Doing some quick data prototyping, I employed the use of the ASP.NET GridView to quickly report on my data objects. As is common, the prototypes quickly took […]

  • jQuery Datatables with C# / .NET web services

    I just completed a project where I integrated that jQuery Datatables plugin The documentation from the Datatables website was helpful but there were a gaps that needed extended documentation. This particular implementation uses an ASMX service for the underlying service. The plugin is integrated with my <table> with the following call. $(‘#example’).dataTable({ bJQueryUI: true, […]

  • IIS Express

    Web development on the Microsoft platform has always had its hurdles. With Windows XP, your development environment would use IIS 5 where as the server that would host the production site would be IIS 6. Additionally, there was the issue where we were limited to a single website running on that machine (this was a […]

  • jquery, ajax, and .NET Web Services

    Recently, I have been working on a few projects that require an ajax friendly life cycle for an ASP.NET web application. Much of the work I did is based on Rick Strahl’s post: Working on top of what I learned from this article, I decided to leverage the rich capabilities of .NET’s Web UI […]

  • Continuous Integration with Cruise Control, .NET (C#, WPF, ASP.NET) Projects, and NAnt

    UPDATE: NAnt 0.91 Alpha 2 has been released with support for .NET 4. Download it here. UPDATE: CruiseControl.NET 1.5 (Final) has been released and is available here. UPDATE CruiseControl.NET 1.5 RC1 has been released and is available here. My Cruise Control .NET implementation consists of numerous development projects each with multiple different Cruise Control .NET […]


    I have been working on a website to aggregate funny technology related content across the internet. So far, I have been able to integrate pictures, YouTube videos, and some RSS content from fmylife and clientcopia I have created the site using ASP.NET and SQL Server. I made this decision solely because I use Microsoft’s platform […]

  • Adventures in WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)

    My latest project at work has me working with WCF for the first time and it has been an interesting experience. Over the next few weeks, I will be discussing configuration, debugging, and deployment of the WCF service and connecting to it. Microsoft provides a few tools that can help debug your WCF services. WCF […]