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Using Self-signed Certificates to Encrypt Text

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:15:00 -0800
Self-signed certificates aren't just for securing communication with sockets. Learn how to use them to encrypt text. Read More >

Using Secure Sockets in .NET

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:15:00 -0800
Securing regular sockets against tampering isn't that difficult if you follow this lead. Read More >

Detecting USB Devices Using C#

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Use the code provided to determine when a USB Thumb drive or other USB-based storage media is plugged in or removed. Read More >

Creating Microservices Using NancyFX

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
In the IoT world of embedded devices, small is beautiful and small doesn't come much better than the NancyFX Web framework. Read More >

Obtaining Reliability and Scalability in Azure Service Fabric

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Understand the options available in Azure Service Fabric to create highly reliable and scalable applications with reduced latency. Read More >

Programming SMS with a GSM Modem

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Use a modest modem to connect your IoT devices to the world. Read More >

Down and Dirty: .NET Task Parallel Library (Multithreading in a Multicore World)

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Gather the basics you need to be operational in TPL programming without a lot of theoretical overhead. Read More >

Working with Google Protocol Buffers and .NET

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Learn about something called "Google Protocol Buffers," and watch for later posts on other IoT subjects. Read More >

Top Ten Things You Should Know When Starting a Xamarin Mobile Project

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Xamarin reduces the learning curve needed to get you building native mobile apps. But, it doesn't flatten the curve entirely. Discover what awaits you in this weird and wonderful new world! Read More >

Communicating Through USB Ports with Visual Basic

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Has your USB stick been properly inserted, or has it been removed? A bit of VB code will resolve that question for you. Read More >

Event Refresher

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Even today, there's still a need for Events. Learn about them, and how to use them in your coding. Read More >

Using StackFrame and MethodBase to Determine Message Callers

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
By using classes such as StackTrace and MethodBase, you can easily find out message calling information. Read More >

Seven Easily-Overlooked Web Site Elements That Kill Your Site's Usability

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
See common complaints about Web site user experiences. Read More >

Using Raw Queries in Entity Framework

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Use Entity Framework 5 or higher to incorporate raw SQL into your database. Read More >

Bit Twiddling

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Learn more about the electronics inside your computer, namely how bits travel through wires to their destinations and about Boolean operations. Read More >

10 Ways to Improve the Performance of Your WPF Application

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:27:00 -0700
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications are often classified as resource hungry. However, you can improve their performance by following a few techniques that we present in this slideshow. Read More >

Creating a Server with .NET Socket Programming

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0700
HTTP isn't the only network protocol that's useful. Learn about, or beef up your skills with, socket-level programming. Read More >

Soft Deleting Entities Cleanly Using Entity Framework 6 Interceptors

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Explore new features in EF 6 and understand how these can be used to achieve soft deletes in a cleaner way. Read More >

Caching Regular Data Benefits Regular Programs, Too

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:15:00 -0700
Using output caching is now much easier to use, thanks to .NET 4 and higher, and also can be used in a traditional application. Read More >

Highlighted ASP.NET Developer Articles

Use MvcContrib Grid to Display a Grid of Data in ASP.NET MVC

The past six articles in this series have looked at how to display a grid of data in an ASP.NET MVC application and how to implement features like sorting, paging, and filtering. In each of these past six tutorials we were responsible... Read More >

Creating PDF Documents with ASP.NET and iTextSharp

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular file format for documents. Due to their ubiquity and layout capabilities, it's not uncommon for a websites to use PDF technology. For example, an eCommerce store may offer a "printable receipt"... Read More >

Filling in PDF Forms with ASP.NET and iTextSharp

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular file format for documents. PDF files are a popular document format for two primary reasons: first, because the PDF standard is an open standard, there are many vendors that provide PDF readers across... Read More >

Using ASP.NET, Membership, and jQuery to Determine Username Availability

Chances are, at some point you've tried creating a new user account on a website and were told that the username you selected was already taken. This is especially common on very large websites with millions of members, but can happen on smaller websites with common usernames, such as people's names...Read More >

Focusing and Selecting the Text in ASP.NET TextBox Controls

When a browser displays the HTML sent from a web server it parses the received markup into a Document Object Model, or DOM, which models the markup as a hierarchical structure. Each element in the markup - the <form> element, <div> elements, <p>...Read More >

Displaying a Sorted, Paged, and Filtered Grid of Data in ASP.NET MVC

Over the past couple of months I've authored five articles on displaying a grid of data in an ASP.NET MVC application. The first article in the series focused on simply displaying data...Read More >

Pausing and Resuming the jQuery / ASP.NET News Ticker

Many websites display a news ticker of one sort or another. A news ticker is a user interface element that displays a subset of a list of items, cycling through them one at a time after a set interval. In December 2010 I wrote an article titled Use jQuery and ASP.NET to Build a News Ticker...Read More >

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