Using Unity for Dependency Injection with SignalR

January 8, 2013 · 3 min read
I've had bit of a day, and a large part of it was learning how to wrangle SignalR into using my dependency injection provider (in this case, being Unity).  There are a couple thoughts, that I'd like

Node.js: Using require to load your own files

December 31, 2012 · 2 min read
For a lot of JavaScript developers that are moving over from traditional "browser" development to node.js, they might be casually aware of the require keyword that node.js provides you. If you're

My Defacto .gitignore file

November 12, 2012 · 1 min read
Every time I create a new Git repo, I always have to go look for a previous copy of my .gitignore file.  I thought it would be a great idea to just post it up for all to find, in case they were

Preloading Multiple Audio Tags in Internet Explorer 9

November 2, 2012 · 1 min read
I had a unique problem.  I have an app I'm working on where I needed to preload about 50 audio files for use during the page's lifetime.  If you're up on your HTML5-fu, this is a simple task:

Why should ASP.NET developers consider SignalR for ALL projects?

July 9, 2012 · 5 min read
The concept of the “static” web went away a long time ago.  When web developers started looking towards jQuery to build “ajax” web applications, we hit a wall where an instance of a page was a

Maintaining SignalR ConnectionIds Across Page Instances

February 15, 2012 · 2 min read
 2/28/2013 - With the 1.0 release of SignalR, I can't guarantee the solution below will work the same.  The big problem with this solution is that ConnectionIds are reused across tabs and browser

Building better ConnectionStrings with ConnectionStringBuilder

February 14, 2011 · 1 min read
Okay, I never admitted to being a .NET guru or anything, and that’s why I get so excited whenever I run across a gem in the framework that allows me to do something easier and with fewer issues.

If You Reach Just One Person

March 29, 2010 · 1 min read
After giving a talk, it’s really difficult to judge if you reached any of the attendee’s.  Normally, you get the occasional “good job” or “thanks, that was a big help.”  Today I got a small mention

Colossal Failures

March 2, 2010 · 2 min read
One of my favorite television shows is Mythbusters.  It’s not that I’m enthralled with the myths themselves, but the engineering required prove the myths correct or incorrect (“Confirmed” or

Leaving It Better Than You Found It

January 26, 2010 · 2 min read
When my wife and I bought our house back in April, one of my pet projects has been to renovate the room over our garage.  I knew buying the house that it would be a lot of work, partly because the
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