I was interviewed recently by Scott Hanselman about the technology that I used in building the Trail To Eagle app. The podcast is available at http://www.hanselminutes.com/304/making-your-first-phonegap-application-with-peter-mourfield.
Since releasing the latest version of Nerd Dinner into the wild, we’ve had some reports of people having a variety of issues either getting or working with the databases in the source branch. Hopefully, this post will help clear up some of those issues. First, both of the MDF files should get pulled down withContinue reading “Resolving database issues with Nerd Dinner”
Lately, I’ve been spending my spare time helping with Nerd Dinner open source project. The other day Scott Hanselman annouced the latest release of Nerd Dinner, one of the fixes he mention was as fixing a release-mode caching bug that was introduced a few years back. Also, Phil Haack published the ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap,Continue reading “ASP.NET MVC Mobile ViewEngines Available on Nuget”
Most .NET developers will need to store some application configuration information at some point. Most times developers choose to use the appSettings section in the configuration file for this purpose. Here’s an example of an appSettings configuration section: Over time the number of configuration items tends to grow and managing them can become confusing. WhatContinue reading “Custom Configuration Sections in .NET”
There is a lot of discussion going on in the web development world around how to best support mobile devices. Scott Hanselman’s ( @shanselman ) post ‘A Better ASP.NET MVC Mobile Device Capabilities ViewEngine’ is an interesting look on how to do view redirection using a combination of a custom view engine with extension methods in ASP.NETContinue reading “Hey Microsoft, please extend ASP.NET MVC 4 View Redirection!”
ASP.NET MVC 3 introduces a new way of declaring HTML5 attributes with Html Helpers. The trick is to use underscores in place of the dashes. For Example: That is all. k. thx. bye.
I’ve been using with Scott Hanselman’s CustomMobileViewEngine from his post A Better ASP.NET MVC Mobile Device Capabilities ViewEngine along with jQuery Mobile (for mobile templates) and 51degrees.mobi (for accurate mobile browser detection) to build ASP.NET MVC sites that output nice mobile-friendly templates. The techniques that Scott talks about in his post have been working really well. So recently when I had to solveContinue reading “Extending the ASP.NET MVC ViewEngine to support localization”
I really enjoy solving puzzles. That’s probably what drove me to becoming a software developer. So I was thrilled to learn that Facebook has a series of programming puzzles. Once you solve a puzzle, you email your code to Facebook and they email you back your results. What follows are the steps that I tookContinue reading “Solving Facebook Programming Puzzles using Ruby”
Background Recently I needed to build a Facebook Share style application that gave me more control over the content that was posted on a users Facebook wall. Implementing this as a Facebook Application also allowed me to do some custom processing when the user completed the share process. To do this I used Facebook’s GraphContinue reading “Building a Facebook Graph API application using ASP.NET”