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What I learned from bringing an AngularJS app to production

A couple of months ago, I was innocently asked by co-worker, author, F# MVP and all-around-nice-guy, Jamie Dixon if I wanted to participate in a work-based hackathon for the weekend. I naively said “sure!” Well, we ended up winning 1st

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, JQuery, New Technology, Professional Development, SQL, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Web Services

Getting jQuery.Knob to work with AngularJS

Everyone knows babies like a “busy box”:   in the same way that managers like website “dashboards”: Ok – to be fair, everyone likes dashboards, but I do often refer them as busy boxes because that are colorful to look 

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, JQuery, Uncategorized

Finally learning OAuth and proper ASP.NET Web API

To know me is to know my quest, my journey for how to properly implement ASP.NET Web API and especially how to properly use OAuth. Ever since I learned about (and fell in love with) Azure Mobile Services and AngularJS

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Web Services, WindowsPhone

Using LeafletJS for showing maps on a web page

Your first reaction might be: “Hey, dum-dum, why don’t you just use Google Maps or Bing Maps? They’ve been around forever!” True, and the reason I ended up not using them… is because they’ve been around forever. They are very

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, JQuery, Mobile, New Technology, Uncategorized, WindowsPhone

Executing a long-running process from a web page (2014 Redux)

Just 10 short months ago, I wrote a blog post about how to kick off a long-running process from a web page. It used jQuery to talk to an ASMX web service, and polled for the status every second. Since

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, JQuery, Uncategorized, Web Services

ASP.NET vNext & Visual Studio 14 CTP First Impressions

Well, like it or not, Microsoft technology is changing again… and drastically! Apperently everything we know about postback ASP.NET, MVC, and WebAPI are going away and being replaced with what’s being called “ASP.NET vNext”. Here is a great summary: Getting

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, New Technology, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

My cheat sheet for using SignalR

Good gravy, I spent several HOURS going through the samples and watching videos to get my own sample app working. Sure, the pre-built ones worked – but trying to reverse-engineer WHY they worked was a chore. If you are not

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Uncategorized
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