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What is new in ASP.NET MVC 5? (2 of 3)

Written by Ron Todosichuk on May 18, 2014

Introduction This is part two of a three part series, outlining some of the key new feature in ASP.NET MVC 5. In this part, we will look at the Attribute Routing and ASP.NET Identity. Discussed Features: One ASP.NET (Part One) Bootstrap (Part One) Attribute Routing (Part Two) ASP.NET Identity (Part Two) Authentication Filters (Part Three)…

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Getting Started with ServiceStack Part 3

Written by Lydon Bergin on May 15, 2014

  Creating a Web API using ServiceStack Introduction In Part 1 of this blog post, we installed and configured the ServiceStack Web Services Framework and ServiceStack OrmLite. In Part 2 we created a simple data access layer using ServiceStack’s OrmLite ORM. In this third and final post, we will create some web services that use…

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Getting Started with ServiceStack Part 2

Written by Lydon Bergin on May 7, 2014

Creating a Data Access Layer using OrmLite Introduction In Part 1, we installed and configured the ServiceStack Web Services Framework and ServiceStack OrmLite. In Part 2 we will create a simple data access layer using ServiceStack’s OrmLite ORM. OrmLite is a code-first ORM, which means that we as developers will write simple POCO (Plain-Old CLR…

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What is new in ASP.NET MVC 5? (1 of 3)

Written by Ron Todosichuk on April 29, 2014

Introduction Visual Studio 2013 shipped with ASP.NET MVC 5. This three-part article will talk about some key new features that are now available with ASP.NET MVC 5. Discussed Features: One ASP.NET (Part One) Bootstrap (Part One) Attribute Routing (Part Two) ASP.NET Identity (Part Two) Authentication Filters (Part Three) Filter Overrides (Part Three) One ASP.NET When…

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Getting Started with ServiceStack: Part 1

Written by Lydon Bergin on April 23, 2014

ServiceStack Introduction: ServiceStack is a config-free, code-first web and services framework embraced around Martin Fowler’s remote-service best-practices in idiomatic C#. Its message-based design provides the most advantages for remote services encapsulating them in their most re-usable form allowing the same service to be called in REST, SOAP, MQ services enabling .NET’s most succinct, end-to-end typed…

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SSIS 2012 Script Task Logging

Written by Ben Holley on April 22, 2014

One of the great features of SSIS 2012 is the built in logging for packages stored in the SSIS catalog. It is a true time saver but there is one small shortcoming. If you have a runtime error in a script task, you get one error message for all possible root causes: Script Task:Error: Exception…

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Modify the Default iOS Keyboard

Written by Brian Ponath on April 2, 2014

This article is going to cover how to modify the default iOS keyboard to make it more usable for filling out a form in an app. We’ll be using Visual Studio 2013 with the Xamarin.iOS libraries. There are plenty of examples out there showing how to do things in objective-C. Finding the examples that show…

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Six Tips Toward More Efficient jQuery Coding

Written by Brent Wiseman on March 10, 2014

  Since its release in 2006, jQuery has quickly risen to the throne of JavaScript frameworks. It’s (relatively) easy for JavaScript programmers to learn; it’s extensible through an almost incredible array of freely available plugins; and on top of all that, it’s blinding fast, and performance is not generally an issue. That said, I thought…

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Choosing a Mobile Platform

Written by Gino Rosaria on February 28, 2014

Mobile software development is growing fast. It has become more popular than desktop development and is slowly catching up to web development as shown in the pie chart below. You may be thinking of jumping on the mobile development bandwagon too. Here are the top six things to consider when choosing a mobile platform. 1….

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