Developer’s How To: Custom Generic MVC Helpers Utilizing LINQ

If there is anything in software development I shy away from, it is replicating the same lines of code, however few, over and over again. However sometimes you run into bits of code that seem to be harder to abstract away than to replicate. For a while this seemed to be one of them.

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Developer’s How To: Styling a File Upload in Microsoft MVC 4

Implementing a file upload in an MVC Web Application seems to be pretty easy to do. Styling the upload page, however, seems to be a bigger issue, but here I am going to give an example of how it can be done. The basic rule is that if you have an MVC 4 Web Application you most probably already have all the .css style sheets in place, and all you need is to get them applied to the file upload html element. Note: the code shown in the example is available for download.

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The Windows Azure Release: A 10th Magnitude Developer’s View

I have been a .Net developer for a few years, and before coming to 10th Magnitude I never thought I would like Web development, because in my perception, it was all about menial management of HTML content and styles, a job more suitable for a designer than a developer. Instead, I found a whole new and challenging world of building web-based applications, creating amazing user experiences and managing threads and data. All that is very nice, you say, but what makes me think that the future lies with cloud development?

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