DevMavens

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

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('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 | 06 Mar 2019 02:20

Add HTTPS To Any Site For FreeSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Back in the old days, adding HTTPS/SSL/TLS to secure a web site was a big deal. You had to spend hundreds of dollars for a certificate, then install it on the web server. It had to be specific to the subdomain you were using, or you had to shell out..."
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Steven Smith | 20 Feb 2019 05:18

The More You Know The More You Realize You Don’t KnowSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Aristotle famously wrote, “The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” In the image above, you can see the effect this has on confidence as one’s experience grows. Initially, your confidence is low since you know..."
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Steven Smith | 03 Feb 2019 19:49

How to Hide the Connection Bar in Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Sometimes, like when you’re trying to record a full screen video from a (virtual) machine you’ve connected to using remote desktop, you’d like to hide the blue connection bar that display at the top of the screen. In my case, I was..."
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Steven Smith | 24 Jan 2019 14:48

Nuget Publication ChecklistSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....A simple checklist for producing a nuget package from a GitHub project. The post Nuget Publication Checklist appeared first on ardalis...."
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Steven Smith | 23 Jan 2019 02:53

Keeping a Work JournalSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Not long ago I saw a tweet from Brian Hogan describing a tool he uses for journaling while at work. I’ve kept notes in a variety of formats throughout my career but have never really kept a journal per se, so I thought I’d give it a try...."
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Steven Smith | 17 Jan 2019 14:33

2018 Year in ReviewSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....Now that 2018’s been over for a few weeks, I’ve had a chance to compile some data from a variety of sources that I thought some people might find interesting, including future me. This post will include details on the traffic for my blog..."
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Steven Smith | 09 Jan 2019 03:57

Load Testing and the Requests per Second CurveSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....There are a few basic curves you look for when load testing. They’re pretty much standard, but there’s not a lot of information out there about them, specifically. In this post I’m going to just describe one such curve, and what it..."
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Steven Smith | 04 Jan 2019 14:38

Bulk Delete Old and Big GMail EmailSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....My GMail is complaining it’s running out of space. I remember the days when GMail would show an ever-increasing counter of how much more space I had in my inbox, but apparently those days are over. I rarely delete anything in GMail, because..."
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Steven Smith | 02 Jan 2019 13:50

Becoming a Developer Team Force MultiplierSubscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....I have clients who describe me and my team as a “force multiplier” for their development organization. What does this mean, and how can it apply to you? How can you become a force multiplier for your team or company? I talked about this..."
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Steven Smith | 13 Dec 2018 13:56

Support for Value Objects in C#Subscribe to this feed

Steve Smith writes "....As someone who uses many Domain-Driven Design patterns in my .NET code, I’ve long wanted to have built-in immutable value objects in C#. Value objects have a few characteristics: They’re immutable. You can’t change their state...."
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