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I love JavaScript and task automation is a key ingredient to building awesome browser based apps. Today I presented how I prefer to do task automation using gulp.js and contrasted it to grunt.js at AngleBrackets, a newer web conference. I’ll be blogging more about these and putting a course out, but for now here are the slides from the conference and you can find the grunt and gulp demos here.

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A couple of months ago, Microsoft Press asked me to write a blog article about something Azure. I chose to write about diagnostics and logging in Azure Web Sites. If you are deploying anything to run in the cloud, you should be including logging in all of your applications. Because the software is running in […]

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It has been a really busy last 10 days for the Azure team. This blog post quickly recaps a few of the significant enhancements we’ve made.  These include: Web Sites: SSL included, Traffic Manager, Java Support, Basic Tier Virtual Machines: Support for Chef and Puppet extensions, Basic Pricing tier for Compute Instances Virtual Network: General Availability of DynamicRouting VPN Gateways and Point-to-Site VPN Mobile Services: Preview of Visual Studio support for .NET, Azure Active Directory integration and Offline support; Notification
Hubs: Support for Kindle Fire devices and Visual Studio Server Explorer integration Autoscale: General Availability release Storage: General Availability release of Read Access Geo Redundant Storage Active Directory Premium: General Availability release Scheduler service: General Availability release Automation: Preview release of new Azure Automation service All of these improvements are now available to use immediately (note that some features are still in preview).  Below are more details about them: Web Sites: SSL now included at no...(Read whole news on source site)

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With the latest Visual Studio Update 2 release candidate came a pretty wonderful surprise from the XAML tools team: Improved Intellisense when you use MVVM Light. Short story After you install the latest update to Visual Studio, you will notice the following effect: Create a new MVVM Light application using the menu File, New, Project, […]

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                   In ASP.NET MVC 5, MVC project templates uses Bootstrap 3.0 user interface framework. It makes the user interface sleek and responsive look. Bootstrap 3.0 also have nice pagination support. In this article, I will show you how to create a simple html helper which will generate Bootstrap 3.0 pagination specific markup.
        Description:                         So, what do we need in this pager html helper? currentPageIndex(the current page number), action(the url pointing to an action), totalItems(total number(count) of items),  pageSize(items per page) and numberOfLinks(number of links in a page, for example if numberOfLinks = 5
then it will generate 1 2 3 4 5)

namespace Shopex.Web.HtmlHelpers { public static class HtmlHelperExtensions { public static MvcHtmlString BootstrapPager(this HtmlHelper helper, int currentPageIndex, Func action, int totalItems, int pageSize = 10, int numberOfLinks = 5) { ...(Read whole news on source site)



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