ma•ven (mā'vən)

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


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 | 09 Nov 2018 17:39

Moving from WPEngine to SiteGroundSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I started hosting my WordPress-powered blog on WPEngine several years ago. They weren’t the cheapest option, but I’d had some bad experiences with super-cheap hosts and they offered service and features that I was happy with. I..."
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Steven Smith | 07 Nov 2018 14:33

Fun Browser JavaScript Tricks and HacksSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I occasionally present to school-age kids on software development, and an easy way to get them engaged is to show them how something already familiar to them – web sites – can easily be manipulated using tools they already have..."
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Steven Smith | 31 Oct 2018 12:47

Easily Add Images to GitHubSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....When working with GitHub on things like files, it’s often helpful to include pictures. Unfortunately, when editing markdown files online, there’s no built-in capability to add images: Typically, this would mean you would need..."
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Steven Smith | 24 Oct 2018 01:32

OWASP Training with Juice Shop Sample ApplicationSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....If you’re a web developer looking to get better at security (which should be to say, if you’re a web developer), you should check out the OWASP Juice Shop application. It’s a purposely insecure web application that tracks your..."
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Steven Smith | 18 Oct 2018 02:22

A Retrospective RetroSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....At a client today I facilitated a retrospective for the dev team. I’ve done a few of these in the past, both for agile software teams and also After Action Reviews (AARs) in the US Army. For AARs, the usual format is to discuss what was..."
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Steven Smith | 15 Oct 2018 17:46

Configure Sounds for Builds in Visual StudioSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Recently Jeff Fritz tweeted about setting up a sound for his twitch stream and Immo Landwerth suggested using it with Visual Studio. I thought this was a great idea and set it up myself in just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to do in a..."
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Steven Smith | 13 Oct 2018 20:14

Replace Logo with Icon on Smaller ScreensSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’m not a responsive design expert. Or even close. But I did recently figure out how to replace a full logo with a smaller square icon on a web site so when it’s viewed on a phone the header is more compact. Here’s how I did it so..."
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Steven Smith | 12 Oct 2018 19:54

dev up Conference 2018 (and a small speaking hitch)Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....This week I was in St. Louis presenting at dev up, a “new” conference that’s actually no so new, as it was previously the St. Louis Day(s) of .NET, which has been a thing for over a decade, I think. This was my first time at any of..."
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Steven Smith | 02 Oct 2018 16:48

Speaking at nopCommerce Days 2018Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Next month on 8-9 November I’ll be joining many great speakers in Las Vegas for nopCommerce Days 2018. If you’re unfamiliar with it, nopCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution with a large community of developers and store owners...."
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Steven Smith | 27 Aug 2018 01:47

Building a CachedRepository in ASPNET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I’m a fan of proper use of design patterns, and you can get big gains from layering multiple patterns together. One prime example of this in web applications is the combination of the Strategy, Repository, and Proxy/Decorator patterns to..."
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Steve Smith

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Kent, Ohio, USA