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July 2011

MVC 3 Razor

Number of Views : 5471I am really starting to like MVC 3 razor.   I’m continually reminded of old school ASP coding.  Even some situations where you wrote in <br> <hr> and other html tags into your business layer. In the current application I’m working on I’m calling a system …

Win Phone 7 – datacontractserializer

Number of Views : 2875I’m in the middle of writing a Windows Phone 7 application.  In the JSON call and collection I’m using.  I wanted to use a datacontract.  For a bit I could not get my class to recognize [DataContract] and [DataMember] .  I even had a direct reference in the …

MVC – Mini Profiler

Number of Views : 3103I’ve been really happy with the nuget platform for adding packages to VisualStudio.  If you have not yet tried nuget head on over to nuget.org.  One of the more recent packages I’ve been using is the mini-profiler. It is a little plug-in (can’t think of another …

Conpoto – Send a drink

Number of Views : 3141If you are in the Grand Rapids area and have some friends you owe a cold beverage.  You should check out www.conpoto.com. It is a local site for the Traverse City, Holland, or Grand Rapids area.   There are some great establishments setup to purchase a beer for your …

SMTP windows 7 developer

Number of Views : 3936Vista and Windows 7 did not come with an SMTP server installed.   They removed this feature after smtp was found to be somewhat vulnerable on XP, and running on way too many developer PC’s.   I’ve been using papercut as a local smtp server when I …

Commuting to Work on Bike

Number of Views : 7795I’ve been commuting to work on my bike this last week. It has been great. The car was in the shop so I finally had a reason to commute. I’ve been planning on doing it but never was motivated enough to start the process. This last …

US Soccer (world cup)

Number of Views : 2887The us women’s soccer team is doing great. Tonight they beat France to head to the world cup finals. It was a great match to watch 3-1. I love to see the US do well in soccer. The prior game against Brazil was just amazing. Being …