Programming

Upgrade from ASP.NET MVC 1 to MVC 3

I came across the need to upgrade from MVC 1 to MVC 3, skipping MVC 2 altogether.  Currently, it doesn't seem like there are any formal directions coming from Microsoft.  However, I found instructions mentioned in this StackOverflow question. It appears, as of now, there is a two…

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…

Razor is Sharp C? NuGet, it? Notes from MvcConf 2 and Pluralsights Videos

Transitioning to MVC3 has been a great experience so far.  Changing from <%= to @ has been a dream come true.  It might not seem like it since its only a couple characters, but seriously, it works much better, and I can already see the cut down in coding…

Setting up the FQL Console on Windows

Recently I came across a FQL test console that runs locally for running tests against the Facebook Query Language (FQL).  It is useful for testing purposes when developing a Facebook application.  After the download and setup it simply didn't work properly.  Below are the changes I made…

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…