Weekend Tech Reads For 3-22-2013

It’s been a little while. I’ve been really busy and been sick. Let’s get this ball rolling again.

Asp.net / Asp.net MVC

@Html and beyond – This article goes over extending the HTML helper in asp.net MVC.

Web Development

FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE HTML5 PERFORM BETTER
Native form elements – This is a great resource for getting all the native form element types. You can also use this to see what browsers support what HTML5 elements.
How to Lose Weight in the Browser – This is a really great guide to learn how to optimize front end performance.

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 2-1-2013

Asp.net / Asp.net MVC

Visual Studio: Web Dev Bliss – This goes over the basics of Visual Studio’s web development capabilities.

Javascript / jQuery

Parsley.js – Parsley is a really great and simple validation framework.
Do You Know When You Are Looping in jQuery?

Web Development

Beginner HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone, and CSS3 Resources
What’s Hot in the World of JavaScript and SPAs?
Talks To Help You Become A Better Front-End Engineer In 2013

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 1-25-2013

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.

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.