Breaking Down The Hukkster Shutdown

(8/4, 8/12 - SEE bottom of post for updates) With so much positive buzz from Hukkster, how could they shutdown? I have no insights into how their business was run in terms of spending, but what I can analyze is what I'd estimate they were bringing in in…

Best Micro-ORM for .NET?

I used Rob Conery's SubSonic project for a long time. Now I'm looking for a .NET ORM written in C#... Here's what I've come across so far. Dapper Massive Simple.Data Peta.Poco Some newer, perhaps less known ones DrivenDb SauceDb SqlFu, Related Posts Insight.Database Resources Small is Beautiful…

Markdown For What! I've Moved to Ghost

Well this is the first post on Ghost. Enjoying it so far. Really simple, clean, able to just focus on writing... finally! Oh, and yes, it is installed... on IIS. MDFW! also TDFW Koala? …

Integrating Mixpanel with ASP.NET MVC server-side and JavaScript client-side

This post is a quick tip, just some notes on an issue I encountered and the work around I found... To integrate Mixpanel server-side you need to call their REST API. For integrating Mixpanel in .NET there is a library here (currently it isn't listed on the main Mixpanel page…

Best Charting Library for .NET MVC 3

While there are a number of charting options out there that utilize jQuery or other technologies, I'm currently looking into look at those offered from two companies: Highcharts and Telerik - including extensions and open source projects available to complement them and ease usage in ASP.NET MVC. I figured…

Social Authentication for .NET – A Library Comparison

What social authentication solutions are available for .NET developers? What are their features? These are questions I was looking to get answered. I've provided my findings in this article, which focuses primarily on active solutions, that have compatibility with ASP.NET MVC. I've listed four solutions: a direct DotNetOpenAuth implementation…