May 3, 2013
The widget’s demo site already contains an AngularJS demo, but I wanted a minimum setup, so I started from scratch and figured out the necessary parts to implement the file upload using ASP.NET MVC as the server-side platform.
Let’s see which steps we need to take to implement a basic version.
October 30, 2012
One last thing I touched briefly during my session in September is continuous deployment using AppHarbor. If you are not familiar with AppHarbor, it’s basically .NET as a service where you can deploy a .NET application to the cloud.
In this tutorial let’s create a small web application, use GitHub for source control and automatically deploy any commits directly to our AppHarbor hosted site.
October 6, 2012
The last two posts were introductory posts to Twitter Bootstrap and MongoDB. Let’s combine these two technologies with ASP.NET MVC 4, Web API and Knockout.js to create a simple Single-page Application.
September 29, 2012
MongoDB is a NoSQL database, instead of storing data in tables, it stores structured data in JSON-like documents, also known as BSON (Binary JSON).
This article isn’t about NoSQL, it just shows you how you can quickly set up MongoDB and work with it in a .NET environment. Let’s walk through the necessary steps to get MongoDB up and running.
September 23, 2012
Last week I wrote a post on how to get started with GitHub. It was part of a session I presented during a company trip early September. The second part of the session showed how you can quickly setup an ASP.NET MVC application and integrate Twitter Bootstrap into it.
September 15, 2012
Been a couple of months since I got around to writing a new post for this blog…busy times. Just got back from a company team building event in Tunisia last weekend. During this event we held 6 sessions about various topics such as Web API (@JefClaes), Roslyn (@svenschelfaut), Solid…etc.
I gave a session about using various alternative technologies (read as: non Microsoft) to build a web application from scratch. These included:
So we’ve got everything from source control (GitHub), to layout (Bootstrap), database (MongoDB), client-side data binding / UI refreshes / … (Knockout) and deployment (AppHarbor).
Let’s discuss the first part in this article, namely GitHub. If you are already familiar with it, then you won’t learn anything new here. However if you are a Windows developer and have never used Git, this might be an easy way to get familiar with it.
May 1, 2012
The previous article, Getting Started with the Live SDK: Authorization, shows you have to request a user’s permission to access parts of their Live ID, including SkyDrive.
Time to take a closer look at what we can do with the REST API and SkyDrive. Listing a user’s folders and files stored in his SkyDrive seems like as good as any place to start.