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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…

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…

Using Data Annotations and Extensions with SubSonic 3.0

I was just about to search for a good Url regular expression to check input validation, when I remembered a recent blog post by @srkirkland mentioning Data Annotation Extensions (github).  This extension package allows for additional common use data annotations, such as URL, Email, Credit Card, etc in any…

Using ASP.NET MVC Views to Send Email via Amazon Simple Email Service using Postal

At the MvcConf 2 Andrew Davey (@andrewdavey) presented a neat emailing utility for ASP.NET MVC 3 called Postal that allows for using View Engines to ease the creation of email templates, and also takes care of sending the emails out.  During the session someone raised the question about…

The Guess Tracker for RetailMeNot's MoneyJar Contest

UPDATE: Three days after clue #9 was released, it was correctly guessed.  Congratulations to *@tea4two20 for her winning guess of $6019.35!  According to the tracker she had tweeted every day since we started our coverage.  Her two final guesses prior to the correct one were $6000…