All Things Web Development

Book Review – The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind is a new book review in my book review series. Michio Kaku, the author from Physics of the Future,  just released The Future of the Mind where he exposes breaking scientific finds that revolve around the human mind. The Future…

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Why you should learn ASP.NET

Why you should learn ASP.NET Developers get caught up in the which language is best to learn or the my language is better than yours mentality. The truth is there in no particular language that trumps them all. Odds are that over your career as…

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Book Review – In the Plex

Ever wondered: How did Google get started? What about what is like to work at Google from day one? How did Google build an empire in it’s first 10 years? If so then pick up a copy of In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works,…

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Getting Started with MVC

What is Visual Studio? Visual Studio is a full blown Integration Development Environment or IDE. Not everyone uses one, but I couldn’t imagine developing without one. In the past I have worked with Eclipse, Netbeans, Dreamweaver, and others but Visual Studio is my favorite. My…

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MVC – Views Overview

In MVC the V stands for the View, which is the presentation layer or User Interface (UI). Applications can work perfectly and pass all the unit test but in the end the user will judge the application on the UI. Good news is that MVC’s…

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ASP.NET MVC Overview

Model View Controller (MVC) is a software architecture pattern used to separate an application into 3 layers data, business logic, and user interface (UI). The MVC pattern is not new but has only been officially part of the ASP.NET since 2009.  Over the past few…

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Common C# Razor Syntax

Razor is the markup language used in ASP.NET, you can use C# or VB. Razor is used widely with the MVC Framework to present data from the Controller to the View. The Views when using Razor have an .chtml (C#) extension versus an .html or…

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Scaffolding with MVC 4.0

How important is it to automate your development? Very important! This is one trait that separates good developers from great developers. The less time you spend writing repetitive code the more time and energy  you have to solve the challenge problems. If you have ever…

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Steve Jobs – Book Review (#1)

Steve Jobs Book Review Before reading this book about the life of Steve Jobs I did not know much about Jobs. I never was really into Apple products until the first iPad came out, and then I only used the iPhone and iPad. What I…

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New Book Review Series

Starting this week I will start a new series for Book Reviews. I will try to stick to business and technology books but might mix in a few different topics here and there. The purpose of this series is to get a fresh perspectives on the…

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