Author Archives: Mike W

What have you done for me lately?

Blogging is a great way to learn about development.  It is also a great way to motivate you to keep learning.  Another way to do this is doing side fun projects in your spare time, which is what I did … Continue reading

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The Debt Crisis – In Your Code!

A new term has sprung to fame in the past few years, technical debt.  For me, technical debt is basically what gets created when a developer cheats and does a quick and dirty change to their system, usually due to … Continue reading

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Speed up your website with a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

In basic english, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is when other servers, besides those of your website, host some of your website’s content. More technically and specifically, a content delivery network (CDN) is a collection of web servers in multiple … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address – Video

One pastime of mine is watching the commencement speeches by various famous and no-so famous accomplished people of this world. A commencement speech is a speech given to graduating students, usually at a university.  It is typically given by a … Continue reading

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Multiple File Uploads with Jquery

If you search online there are over a dozen sites and blogs offering ways for developers to allow multiple file uploads on a site. I have tried the top 10 most offered solutions, and the best one I have found … Continue reading

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Installing a Service on a Windows Server

Web application developers will eventually at some point need to install a service on a server that is running their system.  It seems like something only an administrator can do, but it isn’t a difficult or lengthy task. To begin, … Continue reading

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Telerik MVC Controls Free

Telerik are the gold standard for non-native .net controls.  Their products usually come with a hefty pricetag to match their quality, but not always. Telerik has released free to the community their ASP.NET MVC extensions, include 16 controls such as … Continue reading

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