Recently, I received an email from someone asking how I could work on seven projects at once.
Like I wrote before in a previous post, it wasn't easy, but I was able to accomplish it (and I was definitely tired because of it).
When you first start using GoDaddy with WebForms, everything seems simple...you write your site, you upload your changes, attach your connection strings, and immediately test the site. Sometimes things don't go as smooth as you want them to when working with external web hosting companies.
Recently, I've been working on another personal web site and using ASP.NET MVC 2 with Entity Framework 4. Along with finishing up the coding, I've uploaded a "Coming Soon" page to let my users know that I'm almost done with it (and just to get some subscribers signing up).
It seems nowadays that programmers are a dime a dozen, but how do you pick the best programmers from the rest of the crowd.
It's not just about coding (although that is a big factor). It's about building your skill set over the years and nurturing them so you can stand out from the programming "collective."
When you start in IT, you almost instantly need to know what kind of machine you need for your career (or should have a general understanding since this IS your career). The funny thing is that everyone else wants to know what kind of PC they should buy as well. Who better to ask than the awesome guy who's been in the technology field for 20+ years.
So you get bombarded by questions such as "Should I buy a refurbished laptop or a cheap laptop?," "Should I just buy a cheap laptop?," or "Should I get a netbook or a laptop?"
I hope everyone had a great holiday and is taking it easy while getting ready for another holiday (New Years Eve!).
After my prediction results from last year, I feel pretty good about looking over the next year and coming up with a list of five new predictions for 2011.
I wanted to wish everyone a very merry Christmas to all.
I hope everyone got what they wanted on their Christmas list...even IF Santa got a flat this year. :-D
It's that time of year again when everyone tries to figure out the direction of technology. Which way are we going?
But before we get to the 2011 predictions, we need to look back over the past year in technology for the results.
This has definitely been a great year for technology and it seems every year keeps hitting a bigger stride in the technology industry. Tablets, Cloud computing, and mobile operating systems were the latest trend this year.
Since developing with ASP.NET MVC pre-1.0, I've been building a hefty library of ASP.NET MVC 1 & 2 routines that includes everything from blogging to forum modules to CRM libraries.
Visual Studio 2010 shipped with ASP.NET MVC 2.0. If you are a new developer to ASP.NET MVC, it may be daunting at first, but definitely dig in and give it a try. I would recommend it over WebForms development any day (ViewState? Buh-Bye).
Recently, I reviewed the Barnes & Noble nook, but I noted that there were some features that were missing in the eReader. Something Barnes & Noble needs to fix on a future software upgrade.
Since the nook runs entirely on the Android operating system, there is an opportunity to add additional features to the nook. Most users were not content with an eReader that just reads eBooks.
...and after owning it for a little over a month, this would be great time to discuss this outstanding device.
Let's start with the specs of the eReader. The Barnes & Noble nook is compact at a height of 7.7 inches and 4.9 inches wide. The depth of the nook is just half an inch and weighs just 12.1 ounces.