Thoughts from the Wet Coast

The musings of an ASP.NET Developer from Canada's We(s)t Coast

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ASP.NET 5: 1 - Introduction

Almost a year ago I posted the first post in a new series of blogs on ASP.NET 5.  As it happened that post ended up being the only post as my work commitments meant that I wasn’t able to dive into the new features of ASP.NET 5.

So, now that I have some free time, its time to get back to the topic of ASP.NET 5.  Although ASP.NET 5 is still in Beta (Beta 8 is the current release), it is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2016, so the features are much more stable than they were in late 2014.

Oct 28 2015

DNN Loves MVC: 1 - Introduction

DNN_Loves_MVC_LogoLast summer DNN Corp announced their intention to support MVC in future versions of the eponymous DNN Platform. 

Last week Joe Brinkman announced that the initial fruits of those labours was now available in a CTP of DNN 7.5.  The support introduced in 7.5 will allow developers to build their DNN modules using ASP.NET MVC version 5.1.1 or later. 

Mar 28 2015


ASP.NET 5: 1 - The project.json file

Welcome to a new series on the latest version of ASP.NET – currently being called ASP.NET vNext (or ASP.NET 5).  Microsoft has been working on this latest version of ASP.NET for just over a year and last month they released a Beta 1 preview of the code and tooling as part of the Visual Studio 2015 Preview.

Nov 28 2014


My Fall 2012 Speaking Tour

clip_image001Well - its official - I am doing a fall speaking tour this October.  A few months ago, when the schedule was announced,  I found out that I would be speaking at DNN World in Orlando (Oct 10-12, 2012).

I will be presenting a session on Knockout.js.

  • It’s a Knockout: MVVM Style Module Development

About the same time as I submitted sessions to DNN World I also submitted sessions to a couple of other conferences that are being held in the fall, and just over a week ago I heard that I was invited to speak at DevReach in Sofia, Bulgaria - the home of Telerik.  DevReach is exactly a week before DNN World (Oct 4-5, 2012).

DevReachI will be presenting two sessions at DevReach and readers of this blog will not be surprised with the topics chosen.

  • It’s a Knockout: MVVM Style Web Application Development (similar to my session at DNN World)
  • Look Mom NoSQL: An Intro to NoSQL databases for Web Developers

In combination with these conferences I will be spending a few days in England visiting my Mum and sister, and I am speaking with a few UK User Groups to see if I can line up one or two User Group meetings while I am there.

Aug 24 2012

Microsoft goes Open Source!!

Today Scot Guthrie, Corporate Vice President in the Microsoft Server and Tools Business announced in a blog that some of the ASP.NET technologies that are used by web developers, including me, were to be made available under an open source license.
Mar 28 2012

Look Mom, NoSQL! - 6. My First RavenDB Application (2)

In my previous post in this series on NoSQL Databases, I showed how RavenDB embedded could be added to an existing ASP.NET MVC 3 application using NuGet and how it can be configured to use a folder in the App_Data folder. 

In this blog I will add the code needed for my TaskController class to use RavenDB to store its data.

Nov 19 2011

Look Mom, NoSQL! - 5. My First RavenDB Application (1)

In my continuing series on NoSQL Databases I have been mainly describing some of the concepts behind NoSQL (and in particular Document) Databases.  In this post I will start to dive into some code.

As mentioned earlier I will be using RavenDB as this is a .NET friendly database.

Nov 18 2011

Razor Tips and Tricks #3 - Look, No forms

On Monday, we launched the Razor DotNetNuke Hackathon with a meeting of SEADUG (Seattle DotNetNuke User Group) held at Microsoft offices in beautiful downtown Bellevue.

For those of you proposing to write Razor “scripts” as part of the Hackathon, I have decided to write a series of short Tips and Tricks.

In this third post I will cover a couple of caveats when using Razor scripts in the DotNetNuke context.

Dec 10 2010

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