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Jeremy Morgan Ramblings of a Polyglot coder
In less than 5 minutes you can have a real Microsoft SQL Server installed on Ubuntu Linux. Full instructions, and super easy.

This is a hotfix reccomended for those using Azure Compute Emulator with Visual Studio on Windows 7.

Let's say you know the thumbprint of a certificate and want to see if it's installed. You can go through and check the properties of each certificate, but it's kind of a pain. You can do it much easier from Powershell.

I saw an advertisement for dry ice claiming it cools 5 times better than wet ice. Out of curiosity I had to know if this were true, or at the very least see how much better dry ice performs. I thought I’d gather up a Raspberry Pi and some sensors and find out, using some techniques from my Hands on Internet of Things course released recently.

Recently I found an ORM that I really like: Dapper. It’s small, simple, and fast. It can be useful on even the smallest of projects. Dapper is a simple object mapper for .Net that extends the IDbConnection interface. It contains helpers that execute queries and map results in a very elegant way. The best part is the performance is close enough to plain old SQL that it’s well worth it. It will reduce the amount of code you write as well, by a long shot.

Application Pools in IIS can be somewhat of a mystery. Since they’re created for you automatically many times Administrators don’t give them a second thought. But understanding application pools is crucial to having a good running IIS server.

The IIS manager provides a nice way of tracing requests for troubleshooting problems. In this article I'll show you how easy it is to use this tool to find issues that happen instantly when someone makes a request to your server.

The Microsoft vNext team has been working like crazy to make .Net as open platform as possible, and today we're going to try it out. Up until now the only ASP/C# development I do on my Mac is under a Virtual Machine. I have a couple “bleeding edge” VMs I use for CTP versions of the framework and Visual Studio. But I never truly develop things on the platform and thought I’d give it a try.

So I started a little project on GitHub of some C# coding guidelines. I want to do this to open up a community driven discussion about guidelines and best practices. I don't want it to be written gospel by me, but rather contributions from other C# coders that we can all learn from.

The Twitter Bootstrap is becoming a very popular tool for doing quick layouts and commonly used web elements. I'll show you how you can put this popular tool to work on your ASP.Net website.

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