Monthly Archives: August 2011

Forcing MVC3 into an area

I had a bit of an issue today with an area in my MVC3 application. I added it with the standard tooling, but when I tried to navigate to it, I got some 404s and some 500s that the View … Continue reading

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VibrantInk Theme for Notepad++

Let me start by saying that I know notepad++ comes with a Vibrant Ink theme. It is likely much, much more accurate and if you love TextMate for Mac you should probably use it. However, this theme is based on … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Manatee and SQL Server CE

I am new to the concept of migrations but am really liking the whole concept. “Migrations represent a “non-violent” way, basically, to transition the schema of your database as your app grows.” – Rob Conery from “Musing on Simpler Migrations“ … Continue reading

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VibrantInk Theme for FlashBuilder

Yesterday I mentioned that I don’t care for Visual Studio’s default theme color choices, that I much prefer Rob Conery’s VibrantInk. Well I don’t care for FlashBuilder’s defaults either. So, I give you VibrantInk for FlashBuilder 4.5. Some parts of … Continue reading

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Add Settings hotkeys to Visual Studio 2010

On several occasions I have presented topics to my team during our monthly lunch and learns. These presentations almost always include code samples and complaints about font size. Although I had read, I have never taken Scott Hanselman’s advice for preparing … Continue reading

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Sailing Into AppHarbor

While looking into options for hosting, virtual private servers, etc., I remembered hearing about AppHarbor and decided to check it out. Note that this is all based on Git, so if you aren’t familiar with Git (protip: you should be), … Continue reading

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Getting Started with HTML5 Offline App

This has actually been sitting as a draft for several weeks. I had decided it was time to dive more deeply into the offline app features of HTML5, and this was to be a streamlined quick start. Aside: I got … Continue reading

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