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  • September 04
    Thinking of using Knockout? Here's why we did
    What is Knockout? Knockout is an open source JavaScript Model-View-View Model (MVVM) library. MVVM differs from Model View Controller by not having a controller, as well as directly linking the model to the UI. Another example of MVVM is the binding used in Windows Presentation Foundation. Why we needed Knockout We needed the user to have the...
  • January 29
    Codemash Review
    I was unable to attend Codemash and so was very much looking forward to attending version this year. Due to heavy snow and extreme cold – it was a challenge just getting to the Kalahari but the conference was well worth the extended drive. Including the pre-compiler sessions, I spent roughly half my time in sessions based on fro...
  • January 19
    CodeMash 2014 Session Recap: Applicaiton Security
    ​After letting it “sink in” for a week I realized that we all need to be a little more aware of the importance of security when we are developing applications.  It amazes me that someone would post data source and connection information in StackOverflow but I was able to find 15 articles with that information readily available.  Granted ...
  • January 16
    CodeMash v2.0.1.4
    Backstory This year at CodeMash, I volunteered to take over the sign creation from Jeff Blankenburg.  Shortly after, Darrell Hawley asked if I wanted to be a CodeMash volunteer also, and I said that I would.  It turned out that Darrell wasn’t going to be able to make it to the conference and he asked if I would take over his volunteer c...
  • January 10
    Post-CodeMash 2014
      I am sitting here, at the Ivory Coast Lounge, reflecting after 4 days of CodeMash. On the one hand, I feel like I want the events to continue. Being in "sponge mode" and trying to learn everything around you, is: A leap of faith, trusting the presenters' information will be good for you, even though it may not seem so at the...
  • January 07
    What CodeMash 2014 means to me...
    I arrived in Sandusky for my third trip to CodeMash at roughly 11:30 pm on January 6th only to exit my car and realize that the temperature really was -13 degrees.  I really don’t want to know what the wind chill was as I imagine it was far colder than my “southern bones” can handle.  My trip from Cincinnati would normally have ...
  • November 22
    Recruiting the Right Recruiter
    For an IT professional looking for contract work, developing a good relationship with your recruiter is just as important as finding that next great job. In fact, develop a solid relationship with them, and you’ll never worry about where your next contract job is coming from. We spoke with a few of our seasoned recruiters to answer questions tha...
  • November 20
    Database Updates With Code First Migrations
    I have been working with EF Code First Migrations for a while but until recently had not used it for updating more than a local development database.  As I discovered, it is actually pretty easy to run your migrations against different databases.  The update-database command has an optional switch for a ConnectionStringName.  Howeve...
  • November 13
    SharePoint, Javascript Client Object Model and Correlation Ids
    SharePoint has what's known as the Client Object Model, which allows for code not located on the SharePoint server to access an object model of the SharePoint site.  One of the ways you can use this Client Object Model is by using Javascript. I won't go into a big tutorial about accessing the object model through Javascript (you can find thes...
  • November 13
    SharePoint Client Object Model "Field does not exist" error
    I was working with the SharePoint Client Object Model in Javascript a couple days ago and ran into the ever-so-common not-helpful error message of "Field does not exist" whenever any user other than myself would try and create a list item.  The weird part was, despite this error message, the list item was being created perfectly wit...
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