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A File-Based Blog Using Markdown and ASP.NET MVC 3

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When experimenting with some PAAS-hosted application development on AppHarbor, it occured to me, what if somebody wanted to blog, but not necessarily deal with and/or pay additional monthly cost for database addons, etc. with their provider? What if this same person wanted the freedom to write their blog posts in Markdown syntax text files from say, their iPad, mobile device or workstation, send the file to their host and have it automatically show up on their site without the admin interface, database, etc.? Today's topic will cover just that scenario. A
simple file-based blog solution using Markdown syntax, text files and ASP.NET MVC 3. Let's get started. Creating the Initial Blog Application For this example, we'll make use of Phil Haack's Really Empty MVC Project Template to which we'll add an App_Data/BlogPosts folder, Content/BlogPostImages folder, HomeController, corresponding Views/Home/Index.cshtml Home View, some additional Shared Views and initial CSS styling. The resulting solution explorer view and running Blog application is shown below (source code provided at end of post): Installing Markdown Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers, bloggers, etc. Markdown allows you to write in an easy-to-read/write...(Read whole news on source site)

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