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Book Review: Professional ASP.Net MVC4
The past few weeks have been particularly busy as I continue to dedicate a bigger portion of my free time to refreshing my memory and enhancing my knowledge of best practices pertaining to technologies we plan on using for a major upcoming project. In this blog post, I will be providing a brief overview of my latest reading “Professional ASP.Net MVC4” by Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson and K. Scott Allen. This book is a must read for web developers looking to enhance their MVC expertise with ......

Posted On Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:58 PM

West Palm Beach Dev Group August 2012 Meeting Recap
As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. Such is the case with my overdue West Palm Beach Dev Group August 2012 meeting report. Our August meeting was full of both knowledge and adventure. It comes as no surprise that the knowledge was brought to us by our favorite DotNetNuke Technical Evangelist, Will Strohl. Will introduced and thoroughly presented the new social features in DNN 6.2. Unfortunately, our meeting date coincided with Hurricane Isaac having just passed us by. Aside from road ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:10 PM

WPB .Net User Group May 2011 Meeting With Scott Klein

Scott Klein, co-founder of Blue Syntax Consulting and SQL MVP, was our speaker at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group May 2011 meeting. Read more about event with some photos here.

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:25 AM

West Palm Beach Dev Group May 2012 Meeting Recap
Rich Dudley from ComponentOne was our May 2012 speaker at the West Palm Beach Dev Group. Rich shared with us his excellent presentation from VSLive on jQuery and HTML5. This event was a great success and witnessed one of our larger member turnouts this year. Rich graciously posted his slides and sample code on his blog: http://our.componentone.com... May also marked our first meeting at PC Professor’s brand new building, only a few steps away from their ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:17 PM

FlaDoNet West Palm Beach Dev Group February 2012 Meeting
Zack Weiner from Arrow Consulting was our speaker for our February 2012 meeting. Our February meeting also celebrated INETA’s tenth birthday. We started off the meeting sharing on INETA, its history and the vital service it offers to the technical community worldwide. Zack then skillfully covered the new features in Silverlight 5 in a very interactive session. We look forward to seeing you in March, where we will be covering Migrating Application in Azure with Herve Roggero. Below, please find some ......

Posted On Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:10 PM

Upcoming IASA Architect Talk at the WPB Developers Group - 1/24 - 7:00 PM

The West Palm Beach Developer Group is off to a good start in 2012 with our special IASA Architecture event on January 24th, 7:00 PM. Microsoft’s Architect Wayne Filin-Matthews will be our speaker on Enterprise Software and Infrastructure Architecture Best Practices. To register for this FREE event please visit: http://www.fladotnet.com/Reg.aspx?EventID=537 Read full blog post at: http://content.iasahome.org/blog/?p=242

Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:44 AM

Debugging Install Functions in Visual Studio 2010

Looking at the System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Break() and the System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch() calls.

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:24 AM

WPB .Net User Group 11/29 Meeting - Kinect SDK with Joe Healy - New Meeting Location

The West Palm Beach .Net User Group meeting on 11/29 6:30 PM will feature Joe Healy sharing on Kinect SDK and WP7. We will be meeting at a new Location: PC Professor 6080 Okeechobee Blvd., #200 West Palm Beach, FL 33417 Phone: 561-684-3333.

Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:04 PM

All in a Day's Work: Unblocking Multiple Downloaded Files with a Single Command

Files downloaded using Internet Explorer retain Internet Zone permission level and hence are “Blocked” by default on Windows 7. Find out how to unblock multiple files at once using sysInternal's streams.exe in this blog post.

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 5:02 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group July 2011 Meeting Recap
Shervin Shakibi, Microsoft Regional Director, was our speaker at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group July 2011 meeting. Shervin’s talk was demo-centric where he showcased the power of HTML 5 by example. Issues discussed at the meeting included suggestions on mitigating security concerns with HTML 5 source code accessibility as well as the status and timeline for HTML 5 readiness. Shervin’s much anticipated talk brought us over 25 members who filled our CompTec meeting room. We appreciate Shervin’s ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:55 AM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group 2011 Update
In the past few months, we at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group have been busy soliciting your feedback on topics you would like covered at our upcoming meetings. We have also been encouraging our members to step up and share on the projects they work on and the technologies they use. The result is the schedule below which we hope brings a good variety of today’s hottest topics. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and to receiving your feedback as we continuously strive to improve the ......

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2011 10:06 AM

All in a Day's Work: The Silverlight Navigation Framework

Looking at the Silverlight 3 and 4 Navigation Framework Library for URI Mapping.

Posted On Thursday, June 9, 2011 2:47 PM

Upgrading VSCommands2010

VSCommands2010 adds multiple convenient features to Visual Studio 2010. This post outlines an issue I ran into when upgrading to the latest tool version and the steps I took to resolve it.

Posted On Monday, May 23, 2011 9:36 AM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group with Chris Eargle - February 22nd, 2011

Sharing some photos and details on our West Palm Beach .Net User Group February 22nd, 2011 with Chris Eargle.

Posted On Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:07 PM

Updated: Running ASP.Net MVC3 Alongside ASP.Net WebForms in the Same Project

Revisiting the side-by-side setup of ASP.Net MVC 3 and ASP.Net WebForms in the same project. (UPDATED 2/26/2011)

Posted On Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:05 PM

Authenticating Domain Users

Discussing a few issues we ran into when looking for a robust solution for Authenticating Domain users in a .Net project.

Posted On Friday, May 6, 2011 10:38 AM

Gold Coast .Net User's Group With Sam Abraham and Joe Homnick - The Open Data Protocol (OData)

Sam Abraham (Me) Spoke with Joe Homnick at the Gold Coast .Net User's Group on October 14th, 2010 on the Open Data Protocol(OData). The following is a quick summary of the meeting.

Posted On Friday, October 15, 2010 12:09 AM

NuGet 1.3 and the NuGet Package Explorer

Thoughts on NuGet1.3, the NuGet Package Explorer and the NuGet.Downloader NuGet package.

Posted On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 11:27 AM

WPB .Net User Group March 2011 Meeting with Andy Warren

Photos and recap of the March 2011 West Palm Beach .Net User Group meeting with Andy Warren, Microsoft MVP.

Posted On Saturday, March 26, 2011 1:46 AM

NuGet, ASP.Net MVC and WebMatrix - DB Coders Cafe - March 1st, 2011 With Sam Abraham

Sharing on my upcoming talk on NuGet at the Deerfield Beach Coders cafe on March 1st, 2011.

Posted On Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:55 PM

South Florida .Net Code Camp - February 12th, 2011

Later this week, I will be heading to our annual South Florida .Net Code Camp, an all-day free “Geek Fest” taking place on February 12th, 2011. This year’s code camp will be conveniently taking place at Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale. Find out more details in this blog post.

Posted On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:25 AM

Leveraging .Net 4.0 Framework Tools For Encrypting Web Configuration Sections

A look at the tools available in the .Net 4.0 Framework for web.config file protection. We cover how to use aspnet_regiis.exe to encrypt the connectionstrings config section and touch upon the aspnet_setreg.exe for protecting certain sections needed on startup by the .Net runtime.

Posted On Monday, January 17, 2011 11:49 AM

Reflecting on 2010 and Looking into 2011

In early 2010, I had blogged and shared my excitement as I was about to embark on a new journey relocating to South Florida. In this blog post, I share my experiences from 2010 and hopes for 2011

Posted On Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:25 AM

Fun Upgrading to .Net 4.0

This blog post Outlines some considerations when upgrading to ASP.Net 4.0

Posted On Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:01 AM

Sam Abraham to Discuss ASP.Net MVC3 and Razor Syntax at the West Palm Beach .Net Users' Group

Sam Abraham (Me) will be speaking at the West Palm Beach .Net Users’ Group on Tuesday November 23rd, 2010 on ASP.Net MVC3 RC, Razor syntax, ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers and NuGet Library Package Manager.

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2010 9:07 AM

Experiences at Tampa .Net Code Camp 2010

Sharing some thoughts on the Tampa .Net Code Camp 2010 and my presentation on ASP.Net MVC 3 RC, Razor syntax, Web Pages Helpers and NuGet.

Posted On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:56 AM

Leveraging HTML5 in ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers for WebMatrix and ASP.Net MVC3

This article provides a demonstration on leveraging ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers and HTML5 to create re-usable, lightweight components for Razor pages in both WebMatrix and ASP.Net MVC3

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2010 5:42 PM

Adding a Windows Phone 7 Panorama Control inside a Windows Phone User Control

This blog post covers a quick and easy way to add a Windows Phone 7 Panorama Control inside a Windows Phone 7 Custom Control.

Posted On Sunday, November 7, 2010 1:50 AM

Experiences With Windows Phone 7

Experiences from my last visit to Tampa a few weeks ago.

Posted On Friday, November 5, 2010 11:35 AM

Sam Abraham to Speak at the Tampa .Net Code Camp 2010 - November 13th, 2010

Sam Abraham (Me) will be introducing ASP.Net MVC 3 at the Tampa .Net Code Camp, taking place on Saturday November 13th, 2010. I plan to introduce ASP.Net MVC and showcase the latest and greatest features introduced with ASP.Net MVC3 including: Razor syntax, ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers and NuGet (formerly NuPack). Audience participation is encouraged and will be solicited.

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2010 5:34 PM

Thoughts on HTML 5 for ASP.Net MVC 3, WebMatrix and Silverlight

With concerns of HTML 5 overshadowing or affecting the roadmap for Silverlight actively addressed in many blog posts, I decided to cover the value HTML 5 brings to another set of web-based Microsoft solutions: ASP.Net MVC 3 and WebMatrix. Read more in this blog post.

Posted On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:16 AM

Sam Abraham to Speak at the SoFla PDC 2010 10/28/2010

Sam Abraham (Me) will be speaking at the SoFla PDC 2010 hosted by the Gold Coast and Miami .Net User Groups in Boca Raton, Florida on October 28th, 2010. This would be my third speaking event in a quiet busy October 2010 and my second visit as speaker to the Gold Coast .Net User’s Group for the month of October. Find out more in this blog post.

Posted On Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:00 PM

All in a Day’s Work: WPF TreeView Performance Degradation for Large Data Sources

While load testing a TreeView control, we saw significant slowness on application startup. Contrary to our initial expectations, benchmarks showed that the bulk of the wait time is actually spent binding the data to and updating the TreeView interface while only a few seconds were spent retrieving and building the data model. Find out more in this blog post.

Posted On Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:35 AM

Ft Lauderdale ArcSig Meeting with Sam Abraham 10/19/2010

Sam Abraham (Me) presented an introduction to MVVM for WPF/Silverlight at the Ft Lauderdale ArcSig on Tuesday October 19th, 2010. With 43 registered attendees of whom many made it to the event, MVVM was sure proven to be a hot topic of interest. Read more in this blog post.

Posted On Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:35 AM

A Look at Microsoft WebMatrix Beta 2

In this post we take a quick look at WebMatrix Beta 2 and explore the value it adds to lightweight, rapid web development

Posted On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 8:35 AM

Sam Abraham To Speak on MVVM at the Ft Lauderdale ArcSig on October 19th, 2010

Sam Abraham (Me) will be speaking on MVVM at the Ft Lauderdale ArcSig on October 19th, 2010. Find more details about the talk in this blog post.

Posted On Friday, October 15, 2010 8:30 AM

Exploring NuPack Tools from an ASP.Net MVC 3 Developer's Perspective

As I continue to explore ASP.Net MVC 3, I decided to share a little on NuPack Tools, a recently released Visual Studio 2010 extension. Read more about it in this blog post.

Posted On Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:28 PM

Combining ASP.Net MVC 3 Razor and ASPX View Engines in One Project

This post discusses how to support both Razor and ASPX view engines in the same ASP.Net MVC 3 project.

Posted On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:39 AM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group Meeting - 10/26/2010 – All About Azure - Scott Klein, Microsoft MVP

(UPDATED 10/21/2010) Scott Klein, Microsoft MVP and Author of Pro. SQL Azure (APRESS) will be speaking at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group Meeting on October 26,2010. Scott will be talking and answering all our questions about Azure. Hope to see you there. Register at: http://www.fladotnet.com/Reg.aspx?EventID=490 --Sam Abraham

Posted On Saturday, October 9, 2010 1:46 PM

ASP.Net MVC 3 - A look at The Razor View Engine

In this blog post, we will take a quick look at the new ASP.Net MVC 3 project options as well as the pretty sharp Razor View Engine. (UPDATED 10/8/2010)

Posted On Friday, October 8, 2010 12:06 PM

All in a Day’s Work: SQL Schema Save Failure: The Save Not Permitted Dialog Box

With most of our systems pre-configured with SQL server, it was only today that I ran into this issue with my fresh installation instance of SQL Server 2008 R2. Find out how I got to disable the “Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created” option in this blog post.

Posted On Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:27 PM

Exploring ASP.Net MVC 3 Beta – First Steps

Scott Guthrie’s team just unveiled a beta release of several projects. In the next few days, I will be exploring each of them. This blog post tackles the installation of the latest ASP.Net MVC3 Beta and ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers Beta 2.

Posted On Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:17 AM

Sam Abraham and Joe Homnick to Speak About The Open Data Protocol (OData)

Sam Abraham (Me) will have the privilege of speaking with Joe Homnick at the Gold Coast .Net User Group October 2010 meeting about The Open Data Protocol (OData).

Posted On Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:09 AM

Florida .Net September 2010 User Group Meetings with Joe Homnick - SL 4.0 for SharePoint 2010

Joe Homnick, Microsoft Regional Director, spoke at the Ft Lauderdale ArcSig and WPB .Net User Group September 2010 meetings. The following is a brief summary and photos of both events.

Posted On Friday, October 1, 2010 1:45 PM

Southwest FL .Net Code Camp - September 25th, 2010

Sam Abraham shares his take on the SW FL .Net Code Camp which took place on September 25th, 2010 at Florida Gulf Coast University, Estero, FL.

Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:03 PM

Sam Abraham to Speak at the South West .Net Code Camp on September 25th, 2010

Looking forward to The South West .Net Code Camp, taking place on Saturday September, 25th, 2010. I will be presenting an Introduction to ASP.Net MVC as well as a presentation on using SSIS for C# Developers. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 8:04 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group August 2010 Meeting With Chris Rushing

West Palm Beach .Net User Group, August 2010 meeting with Chris Rushing.

Posted On Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:47 PM

Florida.Net West Palm Beach .Net User Group Celebrates Third Anniversary as INETA Member

Florida.Net West Palm Beach .Net User Group receives INETA Recognition certification for its three years of membership.

Posted On Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:55 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group Featuring Joe Healy - July 27th, 2010

Joe Healy, Our Microsoft Developer Evangelist spoke to us at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group meeting on July 27th, 2010 about VS2010 and its new features. The talk lasted for 2.5 hours. Included are some photos and a brief overview of our meeting.

Posted On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:16 PM

Sam Abraham to Speak About Dynamic Data Backup Using ADOX and SSIS in C# - SQL Saturday #40 - Devry University

Sam Abraham (Me) will be speaking at SQL Saturday #40, an all-day FREE SQL event taking place at Devry University on July 31st, 2010. The talk will demonstrate how to use ADOX and SSIS to Programmatically create a backup Access database for selected SQL Server tables.

Posted On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:16 PM

A Closer First Look at Umbraco Development In Microsoft WebMatrix

Taking a quick look at installing Web Platform Installer 3.0, Microsoft WebMatrix and its out-of-the-box support for Umbraco configuration and development

Posted On Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:29 PM

Miramar .Net User Group Meeting With Sam Abraham - July 13th, 2010

A recap on the July 13th, 2010 Miramar .Net User Group meeting with Sam Abraham(Me)where we discussed MVC2 and VS2010 features as well as newly released tools and frameworks such as WebMatrix and Razor.

Posted On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:05 PM

Exploring .Net-based Extensible Frameworks: Oxite, Orchard and Umbraco

In this blog post, we explore some of the available extensible .Net open source frameworks suitable for creating a fully-featured Blog Engine. We briefly cover Oxite, Orchard and Umbraco.

Posted On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:52 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group June 22nd 2010 Meeting with Don Demsak

Here are some photos and details from the June 22nd 2010 meeting of The West Palm Beach .Net User Group. Our speaker was Don Demsak, Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker and Chief Technology Officer at Tellago, Inc. Don spoke to us about OData. Looking forward to seeing you all at our July meeting. --Sam Abraham Site Director- West Palm Beach .Net User Group

Posted On Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:56 PM

Sam Abraham to Speak about MVC2 at the Florida.Net Miramar .Net User Group on July 13 2010

Sam Abraham (Me) will be speaking at the Miramar .Net User Group on July 13th, 2010 about MVC and new features in MVC2 as well as some new VS2010 features making MVC development yet easier.

Posted On Friday, June 11, 2010 12:41 PM

NYC Silverlight FireStarter - June 5th 2010 at the NYC Microsoft Office

Here are some photos from the NYC Silverlight 4 FireStarter that took place on June 5th 2010 in the NYC Microsoft Office, along with my take on the event.

Posted On Monday, June 7, 2010 2:10 AM

LI .Net User Group June 3rd, 2010 Meeting with Sam Abraham

Here is a brief post about the June 3rd 2010 LI .Net User Group Meeting with Sam Abraham (Me). Sam introduced MVC then spoke about the new features of MVC2

Posted On Friday, June 4, 2010 10:45 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group May 25th User Group Meeting Update

Shervin Shakibi spoke to us at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group about What's New in Silverlight 4.0 on May 25th 2010. Here is an update on Shervin's talk along with some photos of the meeting.

Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:44 AM

Sam Abraham To Speak At The LI .Net User Group on June 3rd, 2010

I will be speaking at the LI .Net User Group's June 3rd meeting about new features introduced in MVC2 and VS2010.

Posted On Monday, May 24, 2010 3:47 AM

Win a Free License for Windows 7 Ultimate or Silverlight Spy at Our West Palm Beach .Net User Group May Meeting

Our next West Palm Beach .Net User Group meeting will be taking place on May 25th 2010, 6:30 PM. Shervin Shakibi will be talking to us about Silverlight 4.0. We will be also raffling 1 Windows 7 Ultimate license and 2 Silverlight Spy licenses as well as enjoying free pizza/soda. Admission, raffle and refreshments are all free and offered by our kind sponsors.

Posted On Thursday, May 6, 2010 9:27 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group Meeting - April 27th 2010 - Ted Neward - MVP & INETA Speaker

Ted Neward spoke to us on April 27th 2010 at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group about DSLs and OSLO. Here is a summary of the meeting along with a few photos taken of the event.

Posted On Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:35 PM

Upgrading from MVC 1.0 to MVC2 in Visual Studio 2010 and VS2008.

In this brief post, we will go over upgrading NerdDinner from MVC1 to MVC2 all while leveraging the multi-targeting support in VS2010 to continue developing with .Net 3.5. We also cover upgrading to MVC2 when using Visual studio 2008 SP1 and provide useful links on the subject.

Posted On Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:28 PM

UPDATED: IntelliTrace As a Learning Tool for MVC2 in a VS2010 Project

I will be using IntelliTrace in my upcoming talk at the Ft Lauderdale ArcSig .Net User Group Meeting on April 20th 2010 (check http://www.fladotnet.com for more information), as a learning tool to demonstrate the internals of the lifecycle of an MVC2 application. I will also be providing some helpful links that cover IntelliTrace in more detail at the end of my article for reference. UPDATE: Just included a Video of Scott Hanselman using the VS2010 "Call Stack " to showcase MVC.

Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:28 PM

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