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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...
Posted by Dave at 6/29/2015 12:07:29 PM
If you’re a software developer working on existing projects, you may not have many professional opportunities to use some of the latest whiz-bang tools and technologies that are out there. I am building out the www.CurbstoneComment.com web site, so I get to do green field development--build from sc...
Posted by Dave at 6/24/2015 12:07:29 PM
I have spotted a number of posts and responses about how to deploy an MVC web application within an ASP.Net web site. I tried a number of solutions and always wound up with a “Could not load type MyAppName.MvcApplication” at build time for the web site or at run/compile time on the web server. The...
Posted by Dave at 6/14/2015 12:07:29 PM
Many years ago, mostly for fun, when I was studying technical communication and data visualization, I created charts for horse races. The "charts" published by the Daily Racing Form and others are just numbers for each fraction of the race, their running position, and lengths beaten. What would it...
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