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Name Mark A. Wilson
Location Charlotte, NC, USA
Bio Software craftsman, consultant and agile .NET/Java web developer. User group leader and event planner. Loving husband, dog foster, and Disney aficionado.

Mark's focus is on building software applications that help–not hinder–people. After all, computers are overly complicated and generally unfriendly enough. Let's strive to make things better.

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DeveloperInfra Seeking what it takes to enable software development. ASP.NET ASP.NET is a set of technologies in the Microsoft .NET Framework for building Web applications and XML Web services.
User Group Website Feature List
Last week, I talked about the need and desire to build a better mousetrap. And by mousetrap, I mean user group website. If you think about it, a website is a good kind of mousetrap. You want people to easily find it. You want it to be enticing so that they want to learn more and get involved. And you want it to provide quality information so that they keep coming back. Of course, having a good website alone will not guarantee the success of the user group. That requires a strong leadership team putting ......

Posted On Sunday, January 31, 2010 2:03 PM

Deconstructing an ASP.NET MVC Website
Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Deconstructing an ASP.NET MVC Website” at the Carolina Code Camp on Saturday, October 10, 2009. I really enjoyed sharing some of the things I learned while building my first ASP.NET MVC website. As promised, I am posing my slide deck and resource links below. Slide Deck ASP.NET MVC Free ASP.NET MVC Tutorial Free Microsoft Virtual PC VHDs Microsoft Web Platform Installer LINQ to SQL – Many-to-Many Relationships Part I LINQ to SQL – Many-to-Many Relationships ......

Posted On Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:15 PM

Basic HttpWebRequest/Response
A friend recently asked how do you make a call to a web page via code. For example, the web page might be designed to return some data in a text-based format and filtered by query string parameters. (While this is more commonly done using a web service, it can also be accomplished by controlling the output of the HttpResponse object.) The following is a basic demonstration of how you might go about coding this in Visual C#: 1: /// <summary> 2: /// Makes a request to a Uniform Resource Identifier ......

Posted On Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:03 PM

Getting Started
Before we can start this journey together, I should take a moment to declare the foundation upon which everything will be built upon going forward. In other words, I need to tell you which languages and frameworks I currently make my living off of and will be blogging about. And I would like to do so without trying to intentionally fan the flames of the already overblown Microsoft vs. [fill-in-the-blank] wars. While I was in college, I thought I could do it all and be an expert in everything. After ......

Posted On Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:12 PM

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