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My Two DEVLINK 2011 Talks Uploaded
After an incredible trip to Chattanooga, TN (my first trip to Tennessee, by the way), I finally made it back home to Pittsburgh and found some time to upload my two DEVLINK talks (slides and code). I tried something a little different this time by adding my code to GitHub and my slides to SlideShare. We’ll see how that works out – but I’m optimistic. So without further adieu, I present to you my 2011 DEVLINK talks. Talk #1: Greenfield Development with CQRS (and Azure, and MVC, and a bunch of other ......

Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:46 PM

HTML / CSS / JavaScript – We Need An Acronym
I’m a big fan of client-side development using HTML / CSS / JavaScript for about the past 2 or 3 years – really ever since I dug into jQuery and really began to appreciate the power that the technologies on the client-side possess. Nowadays, everything is HTML / CSS / JavaScript – it’s in all the articles, all the techies are talking about it, and it’s on everyones’ resumes. In looking at candidate resumes or listening to presenters speak about web technologies, we constantly hear “HTML / CSS / JavaScript”. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:58 PM

Creating a PHP MD5() Extension Method for C#
In the project that I’m working on (let’s call it BrainCredits v2.0), I wanted to integrate a user’s Gravatar into the system (like how StackOverflow does it). To Gravatar’s credit, they make it very easy to incorporate a user’s image – just hash the user’s email address (which I have) to the end of their URL and you’ll get the image back. The email address just has to be hashed using the MD5 algorithm, and they provide examples of how to do that in PHP. Oh, it looks so easy: echo md5( " ......

Posted On Monday, August 1, 2011 7:53 AM

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