Evolving ASP.NET Apps–Load Testing

The Evolving ASP.NET Apps series + bonus content is being published as a book. Buy it here. In the last post, we made some big changes to the main bugs grid. Throughout that process, we made claims that our new approach would perform better than the previous implementation. In this post, we will do some…


Evolving ASP.NET Apps–Updating Complex Grids

The Evolving ASP.NET Apps series + bonus content is being published as a book. Buy it here. In the last post, we showed how easy it is to update some of the simpler grids. In this section, we will take a look at a more complicated example: the bugs grid on the main page. With…


30 Days of Bootstrap with the MVC Framework - Revisited

Over the last several years I’ve had the privilege of meeting some great folks across the country, great developers who have solid jobs and who are typically focused on long-running projects. The barrier, they say, to jumping into a new language, technology or framework is simply that they don’t have enough time. Soon enough, those…


30 Days of Bootstrap with the MVC Framework–Week 2

Last week I shared here on the Developer Connection that I’ve started on this adventure of blogging 30 days in a row, all with the intent of giving you, the readers, exercises in the neighborhood of 10-15 minutes a day. It’s shaping up to be a good introductory lesson plan that you can consume at…


30 Days of Bootstrap with the MVC Framework

Over the last several years I’ve had the privilege of meeting some great folks across the country, great developers who have solid jobs and who are typically focused on long-running projects. The barrier, they say, to jumping into a new language, technology or framework is simply that they don’t have enough time. Soon enough, those…


Canada Does Windows Azure: Icicle

I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. This is the story of Burton Software and Icicle. Architecture Summary Multi-user…


Building Beautiful, Interactive, and Fast Web Sites

In order to build beautiful, interactive, and fast web sites, there’s a recipe you can follow which includes, but certainly isn’t limited to, the use of technologies such as ASP.NET, HTML5, jQuery, WebAPI, SignalR, and Windows Azure. Join web gurus Brady Gaster, Jon Galloway, and Xinyang Qiu from Microsoft (direct from Redmond!) as they show…


ASP.NET MVC 3, WebMatrix and More!

Earlier today, Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) announced the release of ASP.NET MVC 3, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix. As Scott indicates in his exhaustive blog post, these products are free, build upon the .NET 4 and VS 2010 release, and add a ton of additional value to ASP.NET (both Web Forms…


Introducing WebMatrix

What is WebMatrix? By now, you’ve probably seen the tech news reports as well as Scott Guthrie’s announcement about WebMatrix, Microsoft’s lightweight web development web development system that packages a web development tool with a number of new web technologies: IIS Developer Express: a lightweight, free-as-in-beer web server with simple setup, runs on all versions…

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Interview on ASP.NET MVC and Open Source at Microsoft

I’m looking a tad sleep-deprived in this interview – I was quite busy around the end of February and the start of March — but I managed to stay conscious long enough at the Confoo conference to do an interview with CT Moore (back in early march) and talk about my presentation, which covered both…

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