Weekend Tech Reads For 1-25-2013

Asp.net / Asp.net MVC

Simple way to bind an Enum to a DropDownList in MVC

Javascript / jQuery

I’ve noticed a bunch of map files showing up in my solution file. I wasn’t really sure what was up until I saw these articles come through.
The Magic of the jQuery 1.9 Source Map

Source Maps 101

CSS

Coding Q&A: CSS Performance, Debugging, Naming Conventions – This is a really good article about CSS performance and it includes a lot of slide decks.

Getting Started With Twitter Bootstrap – I used Twitter Bootstrap for the first time this last weekend. This article came out about three days afterwards and I really could have used it.

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

A 24 Hour Hackathon And My Experience.

I can say I’m no stranger to 24 hours of straight work. It has only happened on a handful of occasions and was typically to meet a deadline. On January 18th from 5pm to 5pm the next day, I participated in a 24 hour Hackathon. I was on a team of six and our goal was to build a website to serve a very specific need. We successfully hammered out a fully functional product that would have taken at least a month of development under normal circumstances. Here are my experiences and learnings from the event.
Continue reading “A 24 Hour Hackathon And My Experience.”

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Weekend Tech Reads For 1-18-2013

Asp.net / Asp.net MVC

Ten Tricks for Razor Views – Great post on some syntax related stuff with Razer views in MVC. This is really helpful if you have only been using the standard view engine in MVC.

Javascript / jQuery

WAAAAAAAYYY too much stuff has been going on with jQuery this week. It’s really awesome stuff though.
JQUERY 1.9 FINAL, JQUERY 2.0 BETA, MIGRATE FINAL RELEASED
Announcing jQuery Mobile 1.3.0 Beta
ANNOUNCING THE JQUERY PLUGIN REGISTRY

Web Development

The Best Way to Learn HTML – This is a great article for beginners.
Learn Advanced HTML & CSS with one useful guide.

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Weekend Tech Reads For 1-11-2013

Asp.net / Asp.net MVC

Announcing the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Candidate – A bunch of new features coming to Visual Studio.
Creating a complete ASP.Net MVC 4.0 application with Visual Studio 2012, C# , EF 5.0 (Code First) – part 1 – Great read on creating an MVC 4 with EF.

Javascript / jQuery

Essential JavaScript Namespacing Patterns – It is well known that Addy Osmani is my javascript hero. This article changed my methodology for coding javascript.
jQuery API Documentation – The jQuery API Documentation got a face lift recently. I find it much more usable. jQuery UI also had an update recently.

CSS

All you need to know about CSS Transitions – CSS transitions have always stumped me. I’ve always relied on javascript for animations. This gives a great overview.

Web Development

Web Developer Checklist – This is a checklist that every web developer should checkout. It provides you with a basic check list of all the things you need to look at while building a website, but also gives you links to help you out with each item.

Other Reads

Windows 8 productivity: Who moved my cheese? Oh, there it is. – Article by Scott Hanselman about where some stuff has been moved and new features in Windows 8. This is a really good read if you are new to Windows 8.

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.