Author Archives: David Ruttka

About David Ruttka

I've been "making computers do things" since I first saw King's Quest on a 286 PC in the mid-80's, but I turned it into a career just over a decade ago. While the majority of my experience has been on the Microsoft stack (C#, .NET, ASP.NET), I've recently been diving deeper into JavaScript and exploring the Ruby universe. Occasionally, I'll do a public speaking gig or write a blog post. When I'm not coding, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching hockey, and playing the occasional video game. You can also find me on Stack Overflow, Google Plus, and Twitter. Microsoft Certified Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist; MCPD Windows Developer 3.5

Dev did work: Moved to Octopress / GitHub Pages

I won’t be posting here anymore, and will be migrating old posts soon. New stuff is over on my own domain, which I’ve had for a while but was redirecting here. For now, you can subscribe to the new stuff … Continue reading

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Dev at work: Moving to GitHub Pages

I finally created a repo on GitHub Pages. I didn’t have time to put much there, but I do plan to start relocating to my own property, so to speak. Seems like it only took about five minutes. The documentation … Continue reading

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How to run your ASP.NET Web Application when you start debugging instead of launching the page / view you’re editing

I sent Michael on a wild goose chase because I wasn’t paying attention to a project setting. A project setting that I’ve used multiple times, including this week. An incredibly simple project setting that will change your life. Project Properties … Continue reading

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ScriptBundle subdirectories no longer work in Microsoft.Web.Optimization 1.1.0 when optimizations are off

Just a heads up for now. I’ll track down where to report this or to whom in the morning. Excuse any spelling, grammar, sloppiness of screenshots, etc., I’m doing this pretty quickly before heading out for the day. tl;dr If … Continue reading

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How can I preselect an option element in a select box?

I have some friends trying to wire up some pages. Several pages link to a destination page that has a select box, and they want to have a given option preselected based on where the user is coming from. After … Continue reading

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Where did Attribute Routing go when updating from Web API 5.0.0 -pre to Web API 2?

This is just a heads up for moving to Web API 2 from the prerelease bits. If you weren’t using Web API 5.0.0-pre bits, you can probably ignore this and never know any different. I’m not going to cover Attribute … Continue reading

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MSBuild String Manipulation Chaos

The other day, I was trying to split a string and then get the various parts of it from within an MSBuild project, but it went totally nuts on me. When I tried to access the item at a given … Continue reading

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