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Web Developer Checklist

Number of Views : 3786I was reading some of my news feeds and came across this great site called http://webdevchecklist.com/.   It is a creation of Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and Mads Kristensen.   I often publish a site and run through a few tests.   Some I do religiously, but others I …

Magento

Magento Debug and Modifications

Number of Views : 2965I have been using Magento more frequently. One of the great benefits of this system is the ablity to customize the application and change it’s behavior. One of the downsides is because of the ability to customize the overall folder structure can be a bit challenging …

GUID Generator

Number of Views : 3021I had the need to generate a few GUID’s for a project recently. Because I typically use Visual Studio I had GuidGen available. It is a feature in Visual Studio from (TOOLS > Creat GUID) Because I often have the urge to simplify things, I quickly …

Setup of Developer Workstation (.net)

Number of Views : 7653 I recently updated my laptop configuration and did some spring cleaning.  It was time to re-install the tools and get the machine ready.  I do most of my development in Virtual Machines (virtualbox) but I typically have Visual Studio on my local machine for ease …

WordPress–Contact 7 Form (special mail tags)

Number of Views : 9151I have been using wordpress for a while now.  It is one of the best content management systems I have used.  Fully customizable and it has a great community of developers to help solve challenges.   My favorite plug-in for wordpress is the contact form 7.  Contact …

IISreporter – new site

Number of Views : 3503There is a new site over at iisreporter.com. Check out the new look and feel and leave some comments or suggestions. IISreporter is an application that shows you connections and information regarding IIS in real-time. It allows administrators to see how many people are currently connected …

Compress vdi file (virtualbox)

Number of Views : 17495I mainly develop inside of a virtual server / application. In the last year I have been using Virtualbox instead of Virtual PC. I have a base image that I use as a testing machine. It is a base Windows XP image. I recently discovered that …