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.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, ASPInsider, and frequent conference speaker. His blog covers a variety of .NET topics with a frequent focus on software development techniques and application performance tips.


Steven Smith | 15 Jan 2018 19:21

Codemash Aftermash 2018Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I attended Codemash 2018 last week, and it was (as usual) a great conference. I enjoyed seeing many friends and colleagues and I gave two talks that were both well-attended (one standing room only) and well-received. Here’s a quick recap of..."
Read more »  Codemash Aftermash 2018


Steven Smith | 10 Jan 2018 04:51

How to Get Involved with Microsoft Developer CommunitySubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....The other day, someone wrote me to ask: To cut to the chase, I was wondering if, given your experience, you had any recommendations or advice for landing an internship with Microsoft. I work a lot with .NET and Azure through my web development..."
Read more »  How to Get Involved with Microsoft Developer Community


Steven Smith | 02 Jan 2018 22:08

2017 In ReviewSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Now that 2017 is behind us, I thought I’d share some stats and other details about my blog (and podcast and other such things) for those who may be interested. 2017 was a pretty solid year for me as a blogger, and I wrote 66 articles,..."
Read more »  2017 In Review


Steven Smith | 20 Dec 2017 04:53

Simple Flowcharts and State Diagrams with WebGraphVizSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’ve used the GraphViz tool locally to quickly produce graphs and state diagrams from text input. Recently, I learned about WebGraphViz, which lets you do the same thing from a browser. For instance, if you want to teach someone how to use a..."
Read more »  Simple Flowcharts and State Diagrams with WebGraphViz


Steven Smith | 14 Dec 2017 19:34

How to become master writing C# codeSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....The other day, someone posted to a discussion list I’m on with this subject line: How to become master writing C# code The discussion that followed had a lot of great ideas and insights, from many well-respected and experienced C# developers...."
Read more »  How to become master writing C# code


Steven Smith | 29 Nov 2017 02:35

Listing Strongly Typed Enum Options in C#Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....In a previous article, I wrote about the Strongly Typed Enum Pattern in C#, which can be used in place of the built-in enum. Read that article to get a quick understanding of why you might not want to use enum types. Go ahead, this article will..."
Read more »  Listing Strongly Typed Enum Options in C#


Steven Smith | 27 Nov 2017 22:11

Easy Money in 2017Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’ve written a while back about what a good idea it is for companies to incentivize both parties with their referral programs. A couple of recent companies who are following this strategy are Coinbase and Square Cash. Coinbase lets you..."
Read more »  Easy Money in 2017


Steven Smith | 22 Nov 2017 13:00

Keep master and origin branches working if possibleSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Here are two tips that teams I work with have found useful when working with git for larger projects with many team members that I thought I would share: Only merge into master if code is working The first tip is that you should only merge (or..."
Read more »  Keep master and origin branches working if possible


Steven Smith | 15 Nov 2017 12:23

Displaying and Setting Current ASPNET Assembly VersionSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....When you’re building web applications and you’re setting up continuous integration and delivery pipelines, it’s worthwhile to know which particular version of the application is deployed to a given environment. One of the easiest..."
Read more »  Displaying and Setting Current ASPNET Assembly Version


Steven Smith | 14 Nov 2017 22:11

Razor Pages Model NullReferenceExceptionSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Here’s a quick tip: If you’re adding a new Razor Page to an ASP.NET Core 2.0+ project, and you add a codebehind model class, but then when you try to use it you get a NullReferenceException, this might be why. First, specify the model..."
Read more »  Razor Pages Model NullReferenceException


This Maven's Blog

Steve Smith

Lake Quincy Media

Kent, Ohio, USA