Adding reading time to blog posts

One of the nicer usability features many content-heavy sites have started implementing is showing the estimated reading time for an article (or blog post) and it was something that I wanted to add to my own blog. The issue for me is that I host my blog using GitHub Pages... [Read More]

Introducing Cadru 4.0 Preview

Cadru was first released as an open source framework in July 2013. Since then, there have been numerous changes, improvements, and updates not just to Cadru but also in .NET itself. The biggest change that took place was the introduction of .NET Core and .NET Standard to support true... [Read More]

Changing your local source folder structure

Visual Studio is a great IDE for developing .NET-based web sites, especially if you’re building .NET Core sites using Visual Studio 2017. There is one scenario, though, that can completely destabilize your development environment: Moving (or changing) your source code directory structure. While this probably isn’t an everyday thing, it... [Read More]

On Being An MVP

In January of this year, I was reawarded as A Microsoft MVP, marking 10 years as an MVP. Over that time, I’ve seen a tremendous amount of changes in technology but also in the award program itself. I was first awarded in January 2008... [Read More]

Happy Birthday .NET

On February 13, 2002 Microsoft publicly released the first version of .NET as part of Visual Studio.NET. It’s been an interesting ride over the last 15 years. (Visual Studio, first released in February 1997, is 20 years old this month as well.) When .NET was first released, it will billed... [Read More]