• 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 […]

  • ASP.NET MVC4 Project + SQL CE 4 limitations

    With the official RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 and the MVC 4 project (also available for VS 2010), I have been using some of the features of new features and out of the box features of hte MVC 4 project to ease the development of my user stories. SQL CE 4 made database backends […]

  • 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, 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: http://www.west-wind.com/weblog/posts/896411.aspx. Working on top of what I learned from this article, I decided to leverage the rich capabilities of .NET’s Web UI […]

  • BootBootReboot.com

    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 […]