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 »

Migrating a WordPress Blog to Azure WebSites

For nearly two years, this site has been running over at and things have been great. WordPress provided everything that I needed to really get the blog off of the ground with no financial commitments of any kind, which was »

Introducing Glyphfriend

During the Microsoft MVP Summit in November of this year, Mads Kristensen held a session on Visual Studio Extensibility and walked through the process of creating extensions for Visual Studio that can do all sorts of things and make the lives of »

.NET Becomes Open Source and Cross-Platform

This morning, the announcements made at Microsoft’s Connect() event in New York have been rippling through the web and the effects of these announcements are likely going to be felt for years to come. This post will cover some of the »