Encosia | 12 Nov 2015 15:04
Dave Ward writes "....I attended a pair of inspiring presentations at Microsoft’s MVP Global Summit last week that I would have had to keep private in years past. This year was different though. Since essentially everything ASP.NET is open source now anyway, the..."
Read more » I have seen the future of web development, and it is good
Encosia | 18 Aug 2015 18:26
Dave Ward writes "....Microsoft recently announced the official release of Visual Studio 2015. It’s faster and offers some nice new features like the Roslyn API for Intellisense and refactorings, ES2015 syntax support, and (most importantly) finally reverts those..."
Read more » Bring Less back to Visual Studio 2015 without gulp or grunt
Encosia | 07 May 2015 15:39
Dave Ward writes "....A question that I see come up often is why Angular’s $http AJAX methods seem to be incompatible with server-side features in popular frameworks like ASP.NET MVC, Express, Django, and Rails that modify their responses for AJAX-based requests...."
Read more » Making Angular’s $http work with Request.IsAjaxRequest()
Encosia | 25 Feb 2015 14:02
Encosia | 06 Jan 2015 05:28
Dave Ward writes "....During his adventure around the world, my friend Shawn Wildermuth recently found a few minutes to have me on his podcast: The Hello World Podcast. It’s a fun podcast if you haven’t listened to it before. Instead of having guests..."
Read more » Hear me jabber about myself on The Hello World Podcast
Encosia | 09 Dec 2014 11:00
Dave Ward writes "....My experiences wearing a Microsoft Band for a few weeks, the issues I ran into, and what worked better than expected...."
Read more » A few weeks with the Microsoft Band
Encosia | 09 Oct 2014 04:26
Dave Ward writes "....I recently found myself wanting to combine Bootstrap 3’s full-width btn-block button with its split button dropdown component in the same button group (as seen in the screenshot above). As it turned out, it wasn’t as straightforward as..."
Read more » Using btn-block with Bootstrap 3 dropdown button groups
Encosia | 21 Aug 2014 06:43
Dave Ward writes "....I recently decided to pony up for AddThis Pro. Spread across up to five sites, that’s not very much to pay for a wide variety of well-designed social widgets. Certainly much less than what my time would be worth to reinvent them from scratch...."
Read more » Fix “addthis_config not defined” when using async AddThis
Encosia | 12 Jun 2014 10:00
Dave Ward writes "....In Spring 2011, at what would sadly become the final installment of Microsoft’s MIX conference, I attended a great talk called 50 Performance Tricks to Make Your HTML5 Web Sites Faster. I was skeptical about the session due to the linkbait..."
Read more » IIS performance tip: Cache in on consistent casing
Encosia | 30 Apr 2014 16:26
Dave Ward writes "....It’s important that public-facing websites respond to requests for both domain.tld and www.domain.tld. You can’t control what your users will type into their browsers and you never know which form of your site’s URL people will use..."
Read more » Canonical URLs in IIS without breaking localhost debugging