Learn Xamarin Development: My 2016 Goal

xamarin development 2016

It’s hard for me to believe, but it’s already time again for me to set some personal goals for the upcoming year. This is something that I have been doing since high school and it has always been a way for me to challenge myself to learn some new skills I desire to have each

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My Favorite Developer Podcasts – 2015

developer podcasts

Around this time last year I wrote a post on my favorite developer podcasts. I thought I would revisit the topic and update the list with what developer podcasts I am listening to now since the lineup has changed a little. I mentioned in my post last year that I am a bit of a

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Routing File Requests to an ASP.Net MVC Route

Routing File Requests MVC

Recently I converted a small restaurant website over to use ASP.Net MVC. The original site was one that I created probably about 10 years ago and was a mix of mostly static HTML pages along with a few ASPX WebForms pages. One thing to keep in mind when doing a conversion like this is to

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Lessons Learned as a Programmer Launching a SaaS Start-up

8 Lessons Learned as a Programmer in a Start-Up

It has been a bit quiet around this blog lately but for good reason. My free time outside of my full time job for the last 11+ months has been dedicated to being the sole developer (and founding member) of a small SaaS start-up. We launched back in the May / June 2015 time frame

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Windows Phone Custom Triggers and TriggerActions

Triggers And TriggerActions

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on a Windows Phone app in my spare time. I’ve been developing this app using the MVVM architecture with some assistance from the MVVM Light Toolkit. I was working on a search screen where criteria would be entered into a textbox, and when the enter

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Entity Framework: Stored Procedures & Complex Types

Update Entity Framework Model

Some days I love Entity Framework, other days it leaves me pulling my hair out. Earlier this week, it was the latter. I ran into an issue when I had to modify a stored procedure that was part of an Entity Framework model. When I updated the model after modifying the stored procedure, Entity Framework

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