DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! ... this site is dedicated to programming and building for the Interwebs. My musings, tips, tricks etc.
Blogging once a year will not cut it so lets fix that. Sharing how I built this site and why!
Migrations feature in EF Core provides a way to incrementally update the database schema
Classless CSS Frameworks are great for quick project demos or prototyping when you have to have to get html out there quickly for clients or your side projects.
c# code to check if a directory exists and if it does not then go ahead and create it
Recommendation for programming music, i.e. coding music or music to listen to while you're in "flow".
I love to use the Dapper ORM from the folks at StackOverflow and it's nice to have quick reference that I can fall back on with a quick example that shows how to create a model, interface and repository.
In response to a question on indiehackers.com asking about alternative services or web analytics so I guess that he's thinking about moving away from Google Analytics.
I'm using a Mac and I play around with Yeoman quite a bit. I'd like to delete a Yeoman generator and for some reason there's not a quick and easy step by step out there so here's what I found.
If you want to uppercase a passed in word using c#, this is a method I found and use it in my helpers classes.
I often like to start new sites with a mock up that is strictly html. I get html templates from sites like Theme Forest so they are already designed for me.
If you're like me, you like to create templates out of your Visual Studio 2017 code so you can just use those templates as your base for starting all new projects.
C# method to uppercase the first letter of a passed in string.
There are some nice plugins out there like "BuiltWith" and "Web Server Notifier" and many others that allow you to see the platform that websites run on.
I love to keep up with all things Scott Hanselman ... he's really the golden god of tech.
I've been working on some wordpress blogs lately and have a process that I follow to keep things as automated for "publishing" as possible.
I recently had to create an XML file from a Microsoft SQL Server table.
This is part of a multi page blog post where I talk about what I do after I setup my Visual Studio ASP.NET MVC (non-Core) project.
When I create new websites I'll go with LogoNerds to get an initial logo completed and the cost is $27.
It is somewhat hypocritical of me to use a Flash Blocker I'll admit especially since I have a website that depends on advertising.
This will be a long series of blog posts that will take you beyond the starter template provided by Visual Studio for making websites.
I just started to delve into website scraping as I periodically like to hit a website for current prices and fluctuations on a timely basis.
When I get a new windows machine I always load up a specific set of software.
Using data annotations in c# is a simple way to handle validations in your model.
It's money that you have coming in that doesn't involve you having to i.e. spend an hour of your time to receive an hour worth of pay..
When you're looking for new business ideas, it's always great if you can go out and interview some actual people who would be using your product.
I hate it when I have Mac Apps that aren't full screen. I've seen some people with crazy desktop apps that I wonder how they get anything done.
I always find myself changing the connection string in my web.config file when spinning up a new project with ASP.NET MVC.
I know this answer is out there in some form or fashion but I like to have it here for quicker access. This is the section of code that I use to force all of my websites to roll over to SSL in my web.config file.
Using this sql script I'm able to run it and get a quick list of what SSRS reports just ran.
I have code snippets that I like to add to my posts so people can copy them and use them in their developer process.
At work we use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for our reporting needs. I like to have a few SQL Scripts to help me keep track of our subscriptions, when they ran and check on any errors.
I like to have a list of what I load on my all my new macs. I don't get new macs very often but I do have several of them and it's nice to know/remember what I load on them.
This is a simple SQL script that will generate a c# poco class that you can use as a model in your Visual Studio projects.