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Posted by Dave at 11/21/2017 6:05:12 PM
Sometimes software coding involves repetitive tasks, such as writing the C# Switch-Case code that works through a long list of properties. In one of my current projects, we have a database table that defines properties for various objects—our application reads this database table and uses this info...
Posted by Dave at 11/20/2017 9:17:50 PM
Sometimes software coding involves repetitive tasks, such as writing the SQL code that populates a database. In one of my current projects, we have a database table that defines properties for various objects—our application reads this database table and uses this information to 1) populate various...
Posted by Dave at 11/13/2017 2:15:00 PM
The first month of the DavesWeb Spam Challenge is over and the champion is...Groupon! Congratulations, Groupon, in 40 days you have sent me 157 separate emails, even though I have not visited your site once during that time and despite my repeated attempts to unsubscribe from your emails. Your spa...
Posted by Dave at 10/2/2017 8:57:23 PM
I get about 300 spam/junk emails every day. EVERY DAY! I am fairly certain that my email address began to get on spammer's lists about 25 years ago when I obtained this domain and my contact information is publicly available. I think there are ways I can hide this information but, no, I haven't tr...
Posted by Dave at 3/4/2016 7:56:58 PM
One of the most interesting things about Microsoft SharePoint is its vast flexibility. Unfortunately, that flexibility requires developers to think about structure before things get crazily unwieldy. Adding to the confusion are terms that Microsoft hasn't kept completely consistent. In ord...
Posted by Dave at 1/18/2016 8:56:30 PM
My client has two websites running—one with user accounts and content managed by WordPress, and the second one with licensing and support ticket information that has been extracted from SalesForce.com and stored in a SQL Server database. We did it this way to minimize the PHP code we needed to writ...
Posted by Dave at 12/24/2015 4:23:21 PM
RESTful services are REALLY simple to consume. But they don't have to be complicated to build. This tutorial will help you create a VERY simple REST service that you can build with the FREE Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition and deploy with a FREE Azure AD account. Launch Visual Stu...
Posted by Dave at 11/21/2015 3:18:24 PM
I've done a number of posts recently where I was showing how to do various little coding tricks. I figured out pretty early that if I just included code snippets in my html, this tricked browsers which somethings, I guess, thought it was script and didn't display it the way I expected. So I ju...
Posted by Dave at 7/10/2015 4:42:42 PM
We’ve been building out the site CurbstoneComment.com using MVC 4 and Code First Entity Framework 6 and it’s been delightful taking advantage of all the magic offered up via these whiz bang technologies that do so much useful work under the hood. As the site starts coming together, we don’t want to...
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