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  • Blog Post: 30 Days of Bootstrap with the MVC Framework–Week 2

    Last week I shared here on the Developer Connection that I've started on this adventure of blogging 30 days in a row, all with the intent of giving you, the readers, exercises in the neighborhood of 10-15 minutes a day. It's shaping up to be a good introductory lesson plan that you can consume at your...
  • Blog Post: 30 Days of Bootstrap with the MVC Framework

    Over the last several years I've had the privilege of meeting some great folks across the country, great developers who have solid jobs and who are typically focused on long-running projects. The barrier, they say, to jumping into a new language, technology or framework is simply that they don’t have...
  • Blog Post: CSS Validation with Visual Studio Web Essentials

    I like when my IDE tells me I’m doing something wrong. I find it mush less embarrassing than when a co-worker or customer tells me I’m doing something wrong. That’s why I love Visual Studio and the Web Essentials extension. Web Essentials has some great CSS Validation features that can help to point...
  • Blog Post: Refactoring your CSS with LESS in Visual Studio Web Essentials

    I recently took on the somewhat daunting task of giving a legacy ASP.NET application a major facelift. At first, I thought this would be an easy task. All I need to do is update the CSS, right? In reality, this was an application with 8 years of history and at least 10 different CSS files that had all...
  • Blog Post: Escape from Windows XP, Now a Game

    Last Tuesday marked the end of life of Windows XP! For some, it has been an easy transition to Windows 7 or Windows 8. For others, not so much. Either way, congratulations for getting it done! Now it’s time to have some fun with it! Enter Escape from XP , proudly brought to you by the Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Rethinking Visual Studio as a Web Editor

    I have to admit, at one time I thought Visual Studio was overkill for those building front-end websites. It felt what most would say was “heavy” and not in tune with the needs of front-end web devs. But with Web Essentials for Visual Studio , that has changed and I cannot imagine doing web...
  • Blog Post: When Something New Is Released, Is It Really Completely New?

    Here’s a philosophical question for you - when something new is released, a new technology or framework, is it really so new or so completely different for you as a developer? Or do you find that, more often than not, after the “new”-ness wears off, you find that what was just released was just a ...
  • Blog Post: Browser Link–A Web Developer’s New Best Friend

    At a conference a few months ago, I was demonstrating the F12 developer tools in Internet Explorer when someone asked me: Do you think Microsoft will ever make it so we can edit CSS in the browser’s developer tools and have those changes save back to the original CSS files? That would certainly be a...
  • Blog Post: HTML5: The Parts You Care About (Part 3)

    This is the last post in the blog series HTML5: The Parts You Care About. Read Part 1 and Part 2 . Investing in the Right Tools To close this series of posts discussing HTML5, I want to discuss the toolset that you use for development. Everyone is going to have an opinion on what is the “best” thing...
  • Blog Post: HTML5: The Parts You Care About (Part 2)

    This is post 2 of 3 in a blog series previewing the upcoming presentation, HTML5: The Parts You Care About by David Wesst at Prairie Dev Con in Saskatoon, SK (November 4-5). Read Part 1 here . As discussed in my previous post, HTML5 has come a long way since its inception and release in the early 90...
  • Blog Post: HTML5: The Parts You Care About (Part 1)

    This is the first of 3 posts in a blog series previewing the upcoming presentation, HTML5: The Parts You Care About by David Wesst at Prairie Dev Con in Saskatoon, SK this November. Documents Evolved HTML began back in early 90’s when a physicist by the name of Tim Berners-Lee created the spec for HTML...
  • Blog Post: Easy Background Processing with WebAPI and Windows Azure

    The Problem Assume, for example, that you are developing your own mobile app (or apps, in my case) and want to be able to send push notifications to these apps every once in a while. You would require a server that will run somewhere in the background, collect new information every given interval and...
  • Blog Post: Certification Jump Starts

    You’ve seen many posts in the past about the value of certification, so I won’t get into it here. Bottom line, as far as I am concerned, certifications are one of the best ways to differentiate yourself amongst other developers. If you think about how much time you invest in the technologies you work...
  • Blog Post: Turn Your Future into a Hobby

    For a large number of you, your daytime work doesn’t give you the opportunity to work with the latest and greatest technologies (some, of course, do have this privilege, but not most…). Further, usually the training courses that you go on, given that they are paid for by your employer, apply to the technologies...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Round Up–5th Edition

    In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup–4th Edition

    In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup–3rd Edition

    In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup - 2nd Edition

    As you read in Paul’s blog post Why we love our MVPs , Microsoft MVPs write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover MVPs and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and sharing them...
  • Blog Post: The Curious Process of Web Standards

    Its interesting to note that many folks don’t really know what it takes to get a feature in a browser and how all the browsers align with how a feature will work. You would think there is a cabal of browser vendors sitting in a smoke-filled room coming up with how features will work. That is not the...
  • Blog Post: Technology Post Roundup - 1st Edition

    As you read in Paul’s blog post Why we love our MVPs , Microsoft MVPs write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover MVPs and what they’re writing about. So, moving forward, I’ll be curating top picks and...
  • Blog Post: How to get up to speed with a new technology

    You are in front of your computer, wanting to learn a new technology for your job, or because you have this awesome idea on what will be the next Angry Birds. Whether you are a professional, a student or a hobbyist, learning a technology is sometimes a challenge. Where to start? In this blog post, I...
  • Blog Post: Ok. Let’s Start from the Beginning.

    One of my favorite things to do is to check and see what folks are talking about on that Internet thing and one of the people I enjoy reading is the handsome and dapper Martin Beeby who we lovingly refer to as “The Beebs” . He is a developer evangelist for Microsoft and loves HTML5 just like me, but...
  • Blog Post: Keeping up with the Web Standards

    Recently Microsoft sponsored an event on campus with the W3C which included practical talks around standards and HTML5 topics. This included speakers from the W3C, Google, Opera, influencers and our own Rey Bango and Giorgio Sardo . Good for everyone is that all the sessions were recorded for your viewing...
  • Blog Post: Coffee & Code Toronto

    Remember the Coffee & Code Joey was doing in Toronto? It’s the perfect place to code on your project in a casual environment, grab a good coffee, talk about technology and meet others passionate like you. Put a X on your agenda as we will do one in Toronto the 29th of August at Starbucks...
  • Blog Post: Console.Log : Say Goodbye to JavaScript Alerts for Debugging!

    Admit it, you’ve done it. You have a bug somewhere in your web page and you add an alert to popup a useful message like “I am in the if statement” or “varName=Bob” to help you figure out what is wrong with your code. In IE9 we have an alternative: the Console object . ASP.NET programmers who work in...
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