HTML5: What Is It, Why Should I Care, and What’s Microsoft Doing About It?

HTML5. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably at least heard of it. But what is HTML 5, really? Background HTML5 is a bit of an overloaded term at the moment, which unfortunately leads to no small amount of confusion. Wikipedia has a bit of the history of the HTML5 specification process, but…

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MSDN Flash Mid-Atlantic Editorial for March 28th, 2011

For those who don’t subscribe, here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/gg703250.aspx In this issue, I talk about the value of sharing your knowledge, how to speak at MADExpo, and highlight upcoming Web Camps my team is doing, as well as local code camps coming up. Read all about it…

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VOTE: Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards

Want to learn more about some of the cool projects students have come up with for the Imagine Cup? What better way than to check out the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards: Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend specifically checking out some of our east region teams: Geek League NYU Game…

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Events This Week – March 28th, 2011

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar: Webinar – Learn How to Prevent Software Bugs Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:00 AM, none, Online Imagine you can protect your code…

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New DevNugget: Get to Know Action Filters in ASP.NET MVC 3 with HandleError

I’ve published a new DevNugget screencast on Channel 9, and linked below. In it, I demonstrate the use of the HandleError action filter that I described in my recent tutorial of the same name. Given that some folks learn best by reading, while others do better visually, a video demo seemed like a good idea….

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Fixing ASP.NET MVC 3 Install Error Code 0x80070643

While preparing to record a video walkthrough of the action filters tutorial I recently published, I noticed that I was having some issues with syntax coloring and Intellisense in my Razor views. Now, given the number of CTP, beta, and RC releases of ASP.NET Web Pages, MVC, etc. I either have, or have had, on…

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Events This Week – March 21st, 2011

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar: Frederick Web Tech: Intro to Windows Phone 7 Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:00 PM, Frederick, MD Windows Phone 7 may be the…

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Pluralsight MVC 3 Videos with K. Scott Allen – Free, for a limited time

If you’re new to ASP.NET MVC, or just new to MVC 3, it’s worth taking the time to check out K. Scott Allen’s MVC 3 video series, published by Pluralsight, and available for free for a limited time. I just watched the introduction, and it’s a good overview of MVC 3 and makes it easy…

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Get to Know Action Filters in ASP.NET MVC 3 Using HandleError

Update – for folks who learn best visually, I’ve posted a follow-up screencast of the demo steps discussed below, as a DevNuggets video. You can view the video here. What’s an Action Filter? If you’re just getting started with ASP.NET MVC, you may have heard of something called action filters, but haven’t had the chance…

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