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Cool Website Tip #3: Ifttt (If This, Then That).

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Programming for the masses.

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This fancy little website has huge ambition and if done right, will probably solve a problem we didn't even know we had.

Behold, If This, Then That.

Basically, you create recipes on that site and it does the rest.

For example:

"If someone tags me on Facebook, then...
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C# DreamInCode API - NuGet Package Released

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Hey there. Today I took a gander at my DreamInCode library I released for .NET and decided to merge it over to Github.

https://github.com/s...DreamInCode.Net...
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SignalR doesn't work in IE - Internet Explorer.

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Typical.

Internet Explorer just keeps biting us web developers in the ass and we have no choice but to find work arounds.

After toying around with SignalR on my MVC3 application, I tested things out in IE 8. Surprise surpise. It didn't work....
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SignalR with MVC3 | Chat App - Build asynchronous real-time persistant connection websites.

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This is getting my vote for Tool of The Year™ 2011.

As it's description states in their GitHub page; "Async signaling library for ASP.NET to help build real-time, multi-user interactive web applications....
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Cool Website Tip #2: Minus.com

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Previous website tip.

Today I'll show you a nifty little tool for developers out there who have blogs.

My blog (sergiotapia.com...
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ASP.Net MVC3 and AJAX - A small introduction on how easy it is to use.

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This is our end result:

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The user is going to click on the link, and using AJAX we're going to fetch the result and update the value on the screen. All without doing a complete page refresh.

The Controller Setup.

First go to your HomeController and let's create a new method:

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Using jQueryUI in EditorTemplates for your ASP.Net MVC3 website.

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Today I'm going to show you how to create an editor template for DateTime objects in your model.

This is what we're aiming for. A label for our input, and when the input has focus we should display a nice DatePicker widget kindly provided for free by the excellent jQueryUI library.

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Practical Dependency Injection using .NET and Ninject.

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In this webcast, Rob Conery is Tekpub shows us what Dependency Injection is in context using Ninject. Enough fluff, and more practical examples. :)

http://tekpub.com/view/concepts/1

I hope you guys enjoy the video, I know I did.
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Visual Studio 2010 | Mercurial | BitBucket - Complete Workflow Tutorial

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In this tutorial, I'm going to teach you how to do the following:

  • Installing Mercurial on Windows 7.
  • Installing TortoiseHg on Windows 7 (for icon overlays and the workbench).
  • Installing the VisualHg Visual Studio 2010 addon.
  • Committing your code locally on your machine's repository.
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The most fun way to learn Javascript.

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http://www.codecademy.com/

Check it out, it's an interactive way to learn javascript, and earn some badges. And as you all know, people love badges. :) Since I need to learn javascript for building some interactive websites, this site will definitely be of great use to me.

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Bienvenidos! I'm a USA ex-pat living in Bolivia for the past 10 years. Web development is my forte with a heavy lean for usability and optimization. I'm fluent in both English and Spanish. I guest write for the popular Python website Python Central. Visit my website.

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