DevMavens

ma•ven (mā'vən)

n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

dev•ma•ven
('dev-mā'vən)

n.  An expert developer with great influence.

Rick Strahl

Rick Strahl's Web Log provides a variety of .NET development topics with focus on ASP.NET and enterprise development. Topics are wide ranging from introductory articles to tips and tricks, observations in the process of software development and examination of new and upcoming technologies. Content is honest and sometimes outspoken and doesn't tote any particular party line - Rick says it as he sees it.


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 18 Jul 2017 06:54

Updating Windows Applications and Installers for non-Admin InstallationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A couple of weeks ago I updated Markdown Monster to run as a fully portable application that no longer requires administrative privileges to install. Yay! The installer now doesn't trigger admin elevation and the resulting installation is a free..."
Read more »  Updating Windows Applications and Installers for non-Admin Installation


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 07 Jul 2017 02:24

JavaScript Debugging in a Web Browser Control with Visual StudioSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Debugging an embedded Web Browser control in a Windows application can be a pain. The Web Browser control is essentially an embedded instance of the Internet Explorer engine, but it lacks any of the support tooling for debugging. A few months ago I..."
Read more »  JavaScript Debugging in a Web Browser Control with Visual Studio


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Jul 2017 05:32

Debouncing and Throttling Dispatcher EventsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In UI applications it's not uncommon for a number of UI events to fire more events than your application can handle. In order to limit the number of events it's often a good idea to throttle or 'debounce' events so that only a single event is fire..."
Read more »  Debouncing and Throttling Dispatcher Events


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Jun 2017 16:46

Multi-Targeting and Porting a .NET Library to .NET Core 2.0Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been holding off porting any of my full frameworks to .NET Core. With the latest .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Standard 2.0 releases and their vastly larger footprints that match more closely with what we expect of the .NET Framework feature set,..."
Read more »  Multi-Targeting and Porting a .NET Library to .NET Core 2.0


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 01 Jun 2017 22:30

Bypassing IIS Error Messages in ASP.NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....IIS Error handling is the source of lots of confusion. I've been using IIS for nearly 20 years now, and figuring out the right combination of error configuration settings and code to properly serve custom error pages or error responses in API still..."
Read more »  Bypassing IIS Error Messages in ASP.NET


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 May 2017 19:30

Automating IIS Feature Installation with PowershellSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....IIS often gets a bad wrap for being diffcult to install and configure. However, using some of the built-in tooling for administration using PowerShell it's actually quite easy to configure IIS and even set up a new site and application pool with a..."
Read more »  Automating IIS Feature Installation with Powershell


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 16 May 2017 04:42

Upgrading to .NET Core 2.0 PreviewSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....With the release of the first preview of .NET Core 2 and ASP.NET Core 2.0 I decided to upgrade my AlbumViewer sample application to the latest bits and preview tools. Overall the experience was pretty smooth, but I ran into a couple of breaking..."
Read more »  Upgrading to .NET Core 2.0 Preview


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 28 Apr 2017 02:26

IIS and ASP.NET Core Rewrite Rules for Static Files and Html 5 RoutingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....If you're running ASP.NET Core under Windows with IIS, you'll want to take advantage of letting IIS serve up your static content and handle your HTML 5 Client and home routes. IIS is very efficient at handling static content and content re-routing..."
Read more »  IIS and ASP.NET Core Rewrite Rules for Static Files and Html 5 Routing


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 17 Apr 2017 16:30

Creating a Markdown Monster Addin: Save Images to Azure Blob StorageSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The Markdown Monster Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool has a .NET based addin model that makes it relatively easy to extend its core feature set with custom functionality. In this post I show how you can quickly create an addin of your own,..."
Read more »  Creating a Markdown Monster Addin: Save Images to Azure Blob Storage


Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Apr 2017 19:53

Running .NET Core Apps under Windows Subsystem for Linux (Bash for Windows)Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The Windows Shell for Linux (WSL or Bash on Ubuntu on Windows) provides a nice way for Windows and Linux to interact without the overhead of dealing with a separate VM. Using the WSL you can now also run your .NET Core applications directly under..."
Read more »  Running .NET Core Apps under Windows Subsystem for Linux (Bash for Windows)


This Maven's Blog

Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA