Link Roundup 2014-08-29

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Good week this week. Sweatin’ more than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs but still a good week. Best of luck to Mike Brandes on his new adventures into the great cold north where hugs are not only encouraged but are also a survival tactic.  Below are some articles of note from the past week. Enjoy and have a safe holiday weekend.  Why VMware Will Struggle To Embrace The Future“Bimodal IT” To…

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Link Roundup 2014-08-01

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Good week this week. Made quite a bit of progress on a new website to support my upcoming book release as well as getting a new small business website up and off the ground for one of my fantastic clients. Be on the lookout for news on both. In the meantime, here are a few articles of interest over the past few weeks.   How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 3: Larger Applications New…

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Link Roundup 2014-07-18

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Seven Signs You’re Wasting Your Talent ASP.NET Scalability: the Good, the Bad and the Hype Command Query Responsibility Segregation How to Market Your Software Business: A Guide for Developers JavaScript Debugging for Beginners Why the future of work is already here Creating IN Queries With Linq To Sql ASP.NET MVC and Identity 2.0: Understanding the Basics  

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Testing Email In Your Web Application

By | asp.net, code

Often times when you are building a new web application which supports sending out email confirmations or error notifications you want a simple way to test the message is sent correctly. A great tool to test locally on your development machine is to use a dummy SMTP server to which your application can deliver mail but not relay to the actual recipient. One such tool is smtp4dev.  Per the project description: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2010 compatible dummy…

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Link Roundup 2014-01-03

By | links, productivity

Happy New Year and all that jazz. Everyone stayed safe and didn’t have any regrets on the morning of 1/1 did they?  Here is to keeping 2014 in the positive and pushing out the negative. As I myself have been travelling and visiting with my loved ones, the list today is going to be short. Pay attention to the first one though. That should keep you busy for several weeks. Stay warm and hug the…

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DNN Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida

By | asp.net, code, life

I had the great opportunity to spend the day getting a glimpse of the DNN (previously known as DotNetNuke) world during the DNN Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach Florida. I’ve been to numerous conventions, conferences and user group meetings over the years and the conference today was one of the better ones. There was a true sense of community you usually don’t see at other conferences. As DNN is a…

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New Web Development Services Site

By | asp.net, clients, code, jQuery, SEO

Have you ever been to a really busy general contractor’s house and wonder to yourself, “this guy’s house could use some touch ups”? Chances are he isn’t lazy, he has just been focused on getting other client’s work done first. This was true for my “house” as well. My company web site, while certainly acceptable, had aged to the point where it was well overdue for an upgrade. The new site at kyureodo.com now represents…

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Jenzabar JICS URL Shortener

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In my current position at PBA, I’m required to manage our internal web application which is a product developed by Jenzabar called JICS (Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution). The product will create very long and cumbersome URLs which makes it difficult to advertise a specific page within the product in places such as printed materials or in conversation.   For example one location in the product containing files for students to download might be something like…

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Importing Photo IDs from a University Card System into JICS

By | SSIS

At this year’s Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM) in Orlando, Florida, I was provided the opportunity to present a process that Palm Beach Atlantic University utilizes to import photos created from a picture card id system into Jenzabar’s Internet Campus Solution (JICS). This process was developed using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and Visual Studio .NET 2008. This presentation complete with a working code sample and instructions are available for download here: ImportingCardPhotos.zip (3.42 mb)

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Importing Outlook Calendar events into a JICS Calendar Portlet

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One of the issues our JICS user’s have run across when trying to import Microsoft Outlook Calendar events into a Calendar portlet is that some calendar items end up not showing up after they go through the process of exporting to a .csv file and importing the file using the JICS Calendar import utility. We tested various things and discovered the main issue was event listings with descriptions were the only ones not showing up. …

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