One Bad Apple Can Ruin The Deployment Process

Recently, I was updating an older iOS app that I had built in Xamarin to the latest version of iOS (iOS9) and I was once again reminded of how much I truly dread the App Store development and deployment process. This post »

More Watching and Less Reading with Webucator

Some people simply don't like to read. Blog posts, documentation and tutorials might often just be skimmed over by some developers who "just want the content" or what to be physically shown how to do something. If that sounds like you, then »

Persistent Cookies in MVC6

A few weeks ago, I found the need to create a persistent cookie within an ASP.NET MVC6 (colloquially known as "vNext") and nothing seemed to pop out when trying to figure this out, so I thought I would share this with »

Detecting AJAX Requests in ASP.NET MVC6

In today's web applications, there is an overwhelming reliance on Javascript and it's used all of the time for handling all sorts of behaviors (i.e. building your entire framework, loading and manipulating DOM elements, etc.). Often times, it can be useful »

Family++; Quiet Around Here.

As you may have noticed, things have been a bit quite over the past few months on here but I can honestly say that life itself has not been. I’ve been performing a very delicate balancing act between work, community things »

Break Away From XML Configurations with ConfigR

Configuration files within ASP.NET applications can often seem a bit convoluted. Sections strewn all over the place, settings with nothing but strings everywhere and last but certainly not least, it’s all in XML. While this can be just fine for »

Simple Modularity through Areas in ASP.NET MVC

The needs and requirements of many applications can change and evolve over time and managing these changes can often be difficult. This is one of the reasons that it’s important to be able to try and build modular applications that can »

Using a Custom Domain with an Azure WebSite

As a follow up to the previous post on migrating your existing site to Azure Websites, this post will cover how to apply a custom domain for your Azure Website so that you don’t have to deal with that »

A Deeper Look Into Open Source .NET Development

In November, Microsoft began an initiative towards bringing a large portion of it’s development technologies into the open source. The largest and most talked about of these was the acclaimed .NET Framework and Core. Since these announcements at Connect(), you can »