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A Rubber Band Selection Highlight Box For The Web

I recently released a web presentation framework that includes a handy highlighting feature. Below is a video of the highlighting feature in action. I also provided a ‘bookmarklet’ that you can save to enable this feature on

MvcConf and Truck Tracker Downloads

MvcConf is an online conference where you can learn about creating MVC applications as well as future features of the MVC framework. The first instance of the conference was held on Thursday, July 22 and was FREE

Web Talk – A Framework For Web Based Presentations

I recently was given the opportunity to present at a conference. The conference is targeting web developers / designers. I wanted my code (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to be functional. It seemed that transitioning between a Power

An ASP.NET MVC Truck Tracker Application Using Google Maps

In a previous post we built a MySQL database and a data access layer via a repository pattern implemented using Fluent LINQT to NHibernate. We also wired up this repository in our ASP.NET MVC application using Ninject.

Using NHibernate in ASP.NET MVC

This is a continuation of a “truck tracker” sample application that leverages NHibernate as an object relational mapper (ORM). I previously created the entities, defined a repository interface, and implemented the repository using NHibernate. During this blog

Mac Hardware For A .NET Developer

I have been considering purchasing a MacBook Pro (MBP) for development for some time now. Recently, work has approved an iMac (27” 2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM) for my primary development workstation. That was just

Create Natural Gradient Backgrounds For The Web

It is very common to use background colors to add a bit of design flare to a web site. In the ‘80s, sites seemed to be either black & white or designed (I use that term loosely)

A Google Maps Version 3 jQuery Plugin

As more and more devices become GPS capable or location aware, mapping will become more pervasive. This is already happening today. There are a number of mapping solutions that are available. This post will examine how to

The Repository Pattern with Linq to Fluent NHibernate and MySQL

I have heard a lot of good things about NHibernate, but have never had the opportunity to use it. In this post I will describe how to get started using Fluent NHibernate with Linq to NHibernate using

Driving Towards Quality Software

As professionals we strive to develop high quality software. The question we must ask ourselves is “What qualities must software possess to be considered high quality?” The answer to this question fundamentally influences our software design and