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Impressed but not impressively- A friend’s interview code sample

So a friend of mine is currently employed at a large multi-national IT contracting company. Well, that’s not entirely true, the company does staff augmentation for many sectors, IT being one of them, and while they can provide full software development life cycle services, they are typically staff augmentation. That being said, he’s a developer. […]


Json responses in a MVC web application

I am sure this is obvious to every web developer using Microsoft’s MVC implementation with, but for those looking to move from standard to an MVC platform, this might not come to mind. The scenario is, you want to provide application data to a browser-side UI (for use with auto-complete textboxes, asynchronously updating […]


Tortoise SVN and BeyondCompare

Since I always forget the settings, here they are 🙂 From: [May 25th 2010] TORTOISESVN Diff Select Settings from Explorer's TortoiseSVN submenu. Switch to the Diff Viewer tab. Change the radio buttons from TortoiseMerge to External. In the path edits, enter: “C:Program FilesBeyond Compare 3BComp.exe” %base %mine /title1=%bname /title2=%yname /leftreadonly To use Beyond Compare […]


More on Ektron CMS400.NET

So far, most of the difficulties in customizing a Ektron is that a lot of the abstractions in a standard web application are already encapsulated by the system. For example, containers and controls such as images, content blocks, pages, forms, the CMS already has a pretty rich set of data attached to these. The problem […]


A few thoughts on Ektron CMS400.NET

So I recently started a new job at a decently sized software consultancy (excellent news and a great opportunity to be sure!) and my first project is at a large hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. They currently are using Ektron CMS400.NET 7.x host the site in question. While I have heard of Ektron in the past, […]