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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

OWIN and Katana for ASP.NET

If you’re like me, you keep hearing these two words floating around. Then, when you try to read about what they are you just find blah-blah-blah and nothing clear. Well, I finally found a good video that explains what these

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

The State of MS Web Technologies (Feb 2014)

I have this expression that technology is kind of like a slow-moving train. It’s always moving 2mph, day and night, 24/7. So, it may see like it’s kind of slow but if you take your eye off from it for

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Development Tools, Entity Framework, JQuery, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Web Services, WinForms

Executing a long-running process from a web page

SEPT 2014 UPDATE: See this follow-up post, which explains newer ways to do this, including using SignalR and making the UI code easier with AngularJS. Well, this is now come up twice in a the last few months, so, per

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Best-practices, JQuery, Uncategorized, Web Services
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