Bye-bye tomwayson.net

In my former professional life, I used to do a lot of .Net development, mostly ASP.Net development focussed on whatever alternative to WebForms was available at that time – e.g. ASP.Net MVP (remember that?), ASP.Net MVC, ASP.Net Web Pages. These days, however, I’m primarily a JavaScript developer and it’s been years since I’ve written any .Net code. […]

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City of Pasadena Interactive Map Enhancements

The enhancements that I’ve been making to the interactive map on The City of Pasadena’s web site went live yesterday! About the Project The Google Maps based interactive map was originally developed (by another consulting firm) to help residents identify what neighborhood and city council districts they lived in.  A user entered an address, and […]

CairnBuilder

CairnBUILDER is was an interactive mapping application that enables users to draw trails and markers over a topographic map service. CairnBUILDER is was a collaboration between Brian Sims and I and our entry into the ESRI 2010 Mashup Contest.

myjoglog.net – Iteration 3: MVC Membership Provider-based Access Control

In my previous post in this series, I determined that I had to start looking into how MVC handles access control before moving forward. I came up with a list of functional specifications that I needed to write proof of concept code right away to learn how ASP.Net MVC helps (or hinders) me in implementing […]

myjoglog.net – Iteration 2: User Stories

Creating User Stories Now that I’ve got a feel for how MVC handles the mechanics of a data-driven application, I’ve got to take a step back and think about how users are going to use the application. For a start, here’s what I came up with: The site will allow anyone (both anonymous and logged […]

T4 Slays Spaghetti Monster

My client wanted a list of all of the tables and their respective columns in a given SQL server database.  My first instinct was to get Visio to create an ER diagram by reverse engineering the database. However, with dozens of tables in this database, the diagram that Visio spit out looked like spaghetti and […]

myjoglog.net – Iteration 1: Completing the Workout Life Cycle

So, if you read my first post in this series, you know I’m creating a MVC web application to log and share workouts. Picking up where I left off, I’ve got to complete the life cycle of a workout (insert, select, update, and delete). Completing the Life Cycle of a Workout In the first post […]

My First ASP.Net MVC Application – http://myjoglog.net

I’ve been very excited about ASP.Net MVC ever since I started hearing about its emergence in various blogs and podcasts. MVC basically addresses all of the issues I have with developing ASP.Net web sites (viewstate, postbacks, testing, etc), and I’ve eagerly awaiting a release its release. Well, now that ASP.Net MVC is in it’s first […]

The Missing LINQ (to Oracle)

Since all the .Net applications I am currently working on use Oracle on the back end, I haven’t spent a lot of time looking into LINQ – LINQ to SQL only supports SQL Server. After attending the 2008 launch event and getting a chance to put my hands on some LINQ examples in the labs […]

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