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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 .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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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