Visual Studio Application Insights - An overview

Have you heard of Application Insights? It's a great tool to give you a precise look at the activity and issues in your web apps and services. After setting it up, you can use it to detect, analyse and organise the client and server-side of your application. Application Insights is…

.NET Core 1.0 has been released

It's here! After many years of hard work by Microsoft, we have now moved in to a true cross-platform .NET world. .NET Core is a brand new platform built from the ground up that allows developers to create web apps, services, and applications that run on Windows, Linux and Mac.…

An introduction to Nancy

If you haven't heard of Nancy before, is it described as ...a lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .Net and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions. Think of Nancy…

A problem with tight coupling

How many times have you looked back at old code and felt ashamed? Not because it was terrible code or didn't work, but because it doesn't adhere to the standards, processes or best-practices we know and follow today. That happened to me this week when I discovered a classic case…

Bringing our data grids up to date

If you develop ASP.NET web apps, how many times have you been working on a new page and simply thrown a GridView control on there or rendered a plain old <table> in your MVC view? I know I probably do it at least a few times a…

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