Hey everyone – I’ve been maintaining a list of little shortcuts to save me time and ease my development efforts and figured they would be worth sharing here. If you have any you would like to share here, please email me and I’ll include them as well.
Techniques For Improving Website Performance
Annotated below is a presentation from Nik Molnar, co-founder of the open source debugging and diagnostics tool Glimpse, who demonstrates several different strategies for improving the performance of your web application. This is easily one of the most useful conference presentations I have ever seen and I wanted to share it with everyone. If were curious about how to do any of the following tasks, this presentation will cover those for you.
For the past three years, a group of very smart and very generous people, have hosted a wonderful summer camp themed conference in Wisconsin titled ‘That Conference’. It’s hosted at a giant indoor/outdoor waterpark and convention center, Kalahari Resorts. The number and quality of the sessions is impressive, and may shock you a bit when you consider the entire ticket cost is currently under $400.
Create a push notification system with SignalR and Toastr
Do you have events in your application that you would like to trigger a notification to other users? How about if a user places an order on a website and you want the website administrator to see a notification, or a sale on Apple products is initiated and you want to notify customers?
Create custom NuGet packages and host your own Nuget repository
In this tutorial, we’ll cover some basics on how to create a Nuget package. We’ll also look at a way to host your own private Nuget repository. To complete the tutorial, you’ll need to download the NuGet.exe command line utility.
Create custom project templates for Visual Studio
You can use the ‘VSIX Project’ template to create a Visual Studio extension. This project type is installed as part of the Visual Studio SDK and you will need it to complete the exercise in this post.
SideWaffle Templates for Visual Studio 2012/2013
The SideWaffle extension, (http://sidewaffle.com/) adds a bunch of useful Snippets, Project- and Item Templates to Visual Studio. The purpose is to make your daily work in Visual Studio a richer and more productive experience.
Visual Studio Shortcut to Attach to IISExpress
Looking for a way to quickly attach to the IISExpress process for your ASP.net development? In previous versions of Visual Studio, I used the ‘Macro’ feature to search for and attach to a process with the name iisexpress.exe. I could then bind this to a keyboard shortcut (like F1).
My strategy for passing the Microsoft 70-515 Exam.
This guide covers the strategies and topics you’ll need to study for, and pass, the MSFT 70-515 exam.
The New Microsoft
Let’s put aside all the discussion of re-branding Microsoft to make them more hip and talk about the developer platform. I may be stating the obvious here on what many have already witnessed at Microsoft over the past few years, but there appears to be a paradigm shift in the way the company is operating from a development standpoint.