Use node.js without the tynnary of express

Using node.js without the tyranny of express and jade. For some reason I’ve still been obsessed with node.js, and you can read about my first impressions in my previous blog post here. I’m not quite sure why I’ve had this little love affair with node.js; after all it’s an interpreted language that uses JavaScript on…

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My First Impressions of node.js

Over the holiday season, I thought it might be fun to try the node.js on azure walkthrough here. Up until recently I never even heard of node.js, but lately it’s been all the rage so I figure I owe it to myself (and my customers) to be up to date with it. So here we…

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My review of the AT&T Elevate 4G Hotspot

So the location I’m working at doesn’t have a functioning internet connection. That’s a problem for me. Aside from going to MSDN and checking web mail which is important for my job, I need to check traffic, news sites, occasionally social networking, and so much more. Fortunately I can do all of that easily from…

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A Unity Hello World Example

Unity is crazy helpful framework developed by the patterns and practices group, but it’s a little hard to understand how to set it up, and where exactly it can be useful. I’m going to try in this blog to set up something super simple so you can get a good understanding of what the basic…

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Extention Methods and the Principal of Single Responsibility

Recently I was handed a solution I needed to do some refactoring on, everything was good except their user data was now coming from a different source. Originally, they were pulling it down from active directory and then putting most of the fields into a new class called User. Okay, good. Now, they were going…

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Logging Your Application for Fun and Profit Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2, I discussed the importance of logging your application and a few different ways of doing it. The whole time though, we focused on logging errors, however errors aren’t the only thing that needs to be logged. Often you’ll want an idea of what’s going on inside the application. What data…

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Logging Your Application for Fun and Profit Part 2

Back in Part1, I discussed logging using dbgview, here in Part 2, I’ll move into the EventLog and as a developer, I despise the event log. it’s hard to get to, and isn’t as user friendly as it should be. I mentioned already that Admins LOVE the event log mostly because they have many tools…

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Logging Your Application for Fun and Profit Part 1

When writing applications, I often have a good idea about what it’s supposed to be doing when it’s running, after all I wrote/helped write the darn thing. But once you start adding WCF services, databases, authentications, and other things not controlled directly by you, it’s hard to make sure the program you wrote is working…

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United Channel 9

So right now I’m sitting on united flight 445 from BWI to Denver, and so far its been a typical flight. We’ve just been told by Potomac departure that were cleared to 17000 ft. How could I possibly know this? Well, when you fly on united and turn your headset to channel 9, you can…

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Welcoming Myself to Blogging

As a brand-spanking new employee of Microsoft, one of the first things I wanted to do was be someone who had a blog on MSDN. The MSDN community has always been there to help guide me through some difficult programming times, as well as given me some insight into new products and technologies. Hopefully I…

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