My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...
So as some of you know, I’ve spent a lot of the last year working on a web project. I’ve been using ASP.NET MVC3 and it’s going well. I am at the point where we are creating the mobile apps. I service them, I need an API (which will eventually be available as a public API too). I had started creating using MVC and simple routes but I was urged to look at the new Web API stack that is installed with the new ASP.NET MVC4 installer.
Adding WebAPI to your Project
As you develop HTML apps, one of the issues you’ll face is that your application doesn’t come to the browser in one fell-swoop. A typical web page receives content from a number of sources. Below you can see the first bun of requests from a site (in this case MSNBC.com) as shown in Firebug:
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As I read on the web, the easy way to get lots of comments is to just point out the jQuery plugins I used…the blogosphere seems rife with those. But I am going to avoid that. So what am I going to talk about? How about how to find the right plugin for the right job.
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I’ve had Visual Studio open constantly on a laptop for the better part of ten years (and fifteen if you count Visual C++). I am used to setting breakpoints inside of the Visual Studio editor and pressing F5 to see what is happening.
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What’s Wrong with CSS?
If you’re going to do web development, you’ll need to learn how cascading style sheets (CSS) work. It’s a fine system for defining the look and feel of your designs but as a developer I find them more painful than necessary. Let’s discuss some of those pains.
I am excited to announce that I’ve refactored (and renamed) my web-centric training course. The old “ASP.NET MVC/HTML/CSS Workshop” was just too long. It’s now called “The Web Workshop”.
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For now, let’s segregate these two types of code into separate directories as shown below:
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In the past year I’ve had a side project. FirstInked’s Beta recently shipped and I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned. To start out, I want to specifically thank two people who were really great in helping me formulate the strategies I’ll talk about. They are:
Where I Came From
My company, AgiliTrain, has created its spring schedule and we are happy to announce that we’re going to be expanding with new courses and new cities. Let’s take the courses first.