Imagine Cup: Uploading your ASP.NET project for judging

This one is usually confusing for people using ASP.NET the first time, how do I share my ASP.NET app with someone who isn’t a hoster? There are a number of ways, but usually the process is to use XCOPY, it is simple and to the point.  You can find the instructions here: Walkthrough: Deploying a…

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Digital Zombies: Real or Fantasy

Digital zombies, I have been giving this term some thought.  What are digital zombies?  Are the timewasting apps that get us to hang time on an app with an advertisement a digital zombie?  What about someone who hooks their facebook up to 4 square or similar to broadcast where they are located?  Is it that…

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WebMatrix: URL Shortener on your site

Everyone loves a URL Shortener, and if you work it right, URL Shortener’s can add traffic to your site.  At least that is my theory, but I haven’t actually put into practice. For the URL Shortener Helper see the link: http://urlshortenerhelper.codeplex.com/ Chris Sell’s blog post at: http://csell.net/2010/11/02/NewWebMatrixHelperUrlShortener.aspx As you may have noticed, unless the URL…

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WebMatrix: UserVoice Helper

Ok, I will admit it, I thought this would add voice input or something like that to my website, but it is even more useful!  UserVoice adds support services to your website.  The UserVoice site, like you, needs to make money so you get a free trial.  If you want to use it on your…

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WebMatrix: OData Helper

Another neat helper for WebMatrix: OData Helper.  Go quickly to this site: http://www.jamessenior.com/2010/08/04/announcing-the-odata-helper-for-webmatrix-beta-2/ And get this helper installed quickly, it is extremely useful.  Then go to James Senior site, he does a good job of explaining the OData Helper! http://www.jamessenior.com/2010/08/04/announcing-the-odata-helper-for-webmatrix-beta-2/ There is an excellent video in the blog, so I won’t redo it. For the…

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Web Matrix: PayPal Helper for WebMatrix

This is FREAKING AWESOME! PayPal on your website in 60 seconds or so! http://paypalhelper.codeplex.com/ Using the new Razor syntax everything is included to get that payment for services functional on your website.  With just a few lines of code your site will have a PayPal account. If you need to make money off your website,…

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Web Matrix: Microsoft product that is fast to download, fast to install and just works

  Web Matrix is an awesome way to get students to take a look again at the Microsoft line of products!  Or maybe you might want to give it a try. To find out more about Project Hoshimi, take a look at: http://www.projethoshimi.fr/ Or better yet, sign up at http://imaginecup.us for the Software Design or…

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Orchard a free, open source, community-focused project for ASP.NET modules

  Everyone! Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform. This is interesting for students and educators as well.  Take a look at this interesting project at: http://www.orchardproject.net/ What is the Orchard project?  It is a way for developers to build interesting projects for…

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