10 Oct

The Quest for the One True Static Site Generator

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When I started blogging back in 2005 I created my personal blog on Blogger. I’ve been using this excellent blogging service over the years, enjoying the luxuries of not having to deal with the intricacies and complexities of hosting providers and blogging engines. Somewhere last year I started to get interested by the rise of […]

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31 May

Taking Baby Steps with ScriptCS

I?ve been following the ScriptCS project with great interest over the last couple of months. As you may know by now, I?ve been searching for a more lightweight .NET development experience for quite some time. The ScriptCS project is here to fulfill this desperate need. Driven by the open-source .NET community, this wonderful initiative promises […]

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18 Jan

Monitoring an MMO

I’ve been working on a free-to-play MMO which has been “officially” live since last April, and things have been going well – a steady growth of players; the game itself has been well-received, and all the important graphs are “up and to the right.”  Part of my job involves detecting problems before they become serious […]

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5 Aug

Moving from E-TextEditor to Sublime Text 2

I?ve been using E-TextEditor for more than a year now for doing all my JavaScript, Node.js and CoffeeScript development. You can think of E-TextEditor as TextMate for the Windows platform. I?ve been pretty happy with it throughout this period as it can be extended pretty easily with a whole slew of bundles that are already […]

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13 Apr

Using VSDBCMD to deploy an Entity Framework (EF) CodeFirst (or any other) database to AppHarbor

If you?ve taken the jump to try out the new Entity Framework Code First and you?re allowing it to generate your database for you, you?ve most certainly run into the lack of migrations/updating existing schema support. Currently EF Code First will only create a database and won?t update a database with changes necessary to bring […]

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1 Aug

Pluralcast 21 – Extending Visual Studio 2010 with Kate Gregory

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Listen Now! Kate Gregory has probably forgotten more coding tricks than I have ever learned. That means that she likes her Visual Studio with meat and potatoes. With the new extensibility?model in Visual Studio 2010,? Visual Studio can now be the primary source or protein in your IDE diet. In this episode Kate tells us […]

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