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.

Mobile Website Methods with Asp.Net MVC. Part 1 – Content Sites

I have a fair amount of experience building mobile sites. Mobile sites are essential now because so many people are using mobile phones and tablet devices to browse the internet. Many sites don’t have great mobile experience. They use flash, rely heavily on hover effects, or they have so much content that it takes forever for the page to load.

I’m going to show how I made a mobile version of my site in just a couple hours using Asp.Net MVC and jQuery mobile. My site is primarily content and has very little code involved on it. My website is very basic and very straight forward. I browsed through my site and decided to find the basic information I wanted to display on my mobile version. In my case, I wanted to display my portfolio, resume, about me, contact me, some of my social links, and an about my mobile page so people could see what technology I used.
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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.