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  1. In Topic: Looking for advice on how to learn MVC

    Posted 7 Jul 2014

    Happy to help. Good luck!
  2. In Topic: Looking for advice on how to learn MVC

    Posted 7 Jul 2014

    Knowledge of ASP definitely helps with learning MVC (I had none). Most of my experience has been in C#/VB.Net Winforms applications, but over the last year I have been learning MVC 4.5/5 (C#) with the occasional ASP thrown in. Here is a not so ordered list of links I was using to gain experience with when I started out:

    Great websites for learning ASP.NET web development:

    ASP.Net MVC:

    Resources recommended by a fellow Developer for learning ASP.Net:

    • W3 Schools: This site has been around for a long time, has great tutorials in all aspects of web development, not just Microsoft stuff. The best thing about it is that the tutorials have actual windows where you can try out code examples, and can see in realtime the results of what you do. I’d start with the ‘Web Pages – Single Pages model’, then move on to the ‘Web Forms – Event Driven Model’. You can skip the MVC model unless you just really want to know about it, but most State of Missouri web development will be with Web Forms for some time to come
    • Microsoft’s ASP.NET : This is another great starting spot, and is also divided by coding model. Good jump-starts, and includes videos. I’d go here after completing the tutorials at W3Schools.
    • The Code Project: Although not strictly an ASP.NET site, this site includes a lot of great resources for learning it, downloadable sample projects, and full tutorials. The only downside to this site is that a lot of the tutorials are written by people who are not native English speakers, and the text in the tutorials can sometimes be challenging to follow. But still some great material here.
    • 4 Guys From Rolla: This is an awesome site that has been around for a very long time. A group of graduates from University of Missouri at Rolla created this site while still in school, and it’s now one of the world’s best tutorial resources. The tutorials here go into much more technical depth than many other sites.
    • DevX: One of the best forum sites for programming of all types on the web. The administrators of the forums are Microsoft MVP’s, as well as recognized professionals in other technologies as well. Unlike many other forums, pros will answer your questions very quickly, and ridicule of new folks is not tolerated, although if you ask something before you search for it, you will be told to Google for it. They also won’t answer questions that look suspiciously like homework assignments. They also host a lot of good tutorials, too.
    • Channel9: Video-based tutorials and introductions to new technologies. These guys do things in a talk-show format, often interviewing the guys who actually created the technologies. Microsoft uses this site a lot of times to test market presentations that they will later give at development conferences – so the material is very good.
    • ScottGu’s Blog: Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP for development at Microsoft uses this blog to introduce new .NET techniques and technologies as Microsoft rolls them out. I’ve seen a lot of good code demos on this blog too.
    • Youtube: Believe it or not, you can find a lot of decent (and also a lot of very bad) tutorial videos on many ASP.NET topics just by searching them on Youtube. The content is getting better and better all the time, although many videos there scratch the surface as a way to help a tutorial writer advertise for their paid tutorial site. Still worth a look.
    • Stack Overflow: A great community forum site for asking technical questions, this site has become the top site for this type of thing on most search engines as developers have flooded into it. It can take a little time to get answers to your questions, and they don’t tolerate asking questions that have already been answered, so you need to search the content first to make sure your question is not already there. But otherwise, great resource.
  3. In Topic: What Are You Working On Today?

    Posted 19 Jun 2014

    More work on MVC5 app and experimentation with YAF (Yet Another Forum). After work changing into my good suit for Masonic Dinner.
  4. In Topic: What Are You Working On Today?

    Posted 13 Jun 2014

    Today I am trading off working on my MVC5 Application and performing logistics for several plans the remainder of the year:

    • Glow Run 5K tomorrow night in Kansas City
    • Bachelor Party (not mine) at the Lake the 28th
    • Rock the Crossroads 5K Downtown Kansas City July 12th
    • Float Trip the 25/26th of July
    • USA vs Maori All Blacks Rugby Match in Chicago, Soldier Field November 1st.
  5. In Topic: Spring/Summer 2014 Fitness

    Posted 3 Jun 2014

    Last Friday my Girlfriend & I began working out together in preparation for the Glow Run 5K in Kansas City. We did the Color Vibe 5K awhile back and more or less enjoyed it aside from not preparing as much as we intended to.

    We've been alternating weights 1 day and running/cardio/ab-type day the next. Yesterday we used the inside track at the Y and did 21 laps (1.5 miles), alternating 2 run/2 walk. It feels great to be getting back into the routine again. For the first time in months I have actually been sleeping well, fully passing out about 10:30/11, and *gasp* waking up long before my alarm! :D

    Being the first week we're slowly working into it, but so far things seem great and we're acting as good motivation for one another. I've also joined a Softball League on Wednesday night, which adds a bit more summer fun than just Work/Gym/Sleep ^^

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23 years old
September 14, 1991
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Proficient: Visual Basic, VB.Net, VBA,
Pretty Good: Java, JavaScript, T-SQL
Dabble: Android, Python, C#, PHP, MYSQL, COBOL
Dislike: Flash-ActionScript

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    25 Jun 2014 - 19:39
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    VeronicaB Icon

    20 Nov 2013 - 08:07
    Of course I remember you. I was simply greeting you as the new demon queen. silly goose
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    VeronicaB Icon

    20 Nov 2013 - 07:51
    Yes, I am the new demon queen. Nice to meet you :)
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    VeronicaB Icon

    20 Nov 2013 - 07:36
    I sure am alive, I died for a couple of months, but ended up resurrecting and now im here!
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    BenignDesign Icon

    07 May 2013 - 14:16
    Thank you! :)
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    VeronicaB Icon

    25 Apr 2013 - 18:36
    Thank you for your welcome! :) And yes! its always cool to know people who share your birthday!
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    .Aaron Icon

    15 Jan 2013 - 22:34
    And now that the eye catcher is passed, I noticed you profile pic is a Lost Prophets cover, sweet. That was a good album.
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    .Aaron Icon

    15 Jan 2013 - 22:32
    Wow... that is a LOT of things liked bars. 0_0
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    AthenaDX Icon

    08 Nov 2012 - 10:49
    I know right? *holds apprentice trophy* I'd like... to thank... the little people. *bursts into tears* XD
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    sam_writes_code Icon

    06 Nov 2012 - 16:03
    Thank you for the welcome. :)
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    Redcoder Icon

    24 Oct 2012 - 15:46
    Thanks mate for the heads up. I had forgotten to include a sub-directory in the url.
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    Sergio Tapia Icon

    19 Oct 2012 - 10:31
    No problem! Glad you found it useful. :)
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    ILoveJava Icon

    04 Oct 2012 - 05:03
    On the way to becoming a professional chef. ;) But if you like Asian food, I would suggest this recipe.
    Read the comments first though and take them into account, otherwise the recipe may not turn out right as lemongrass is incredibly hard to dice without freshly whet stone sharpened knives.
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    .Aaron Icon

    01 Oct 2012 - 11:36
    Analytic Lunatic... I like the name! [insert thumbs up emoticon here]
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    13 Aug 2012 - 13:39
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