Month: <span>May 2010</span>

Welcome to the new try-catch-FAIL!

After several years of limping by with a subpar layout, I finally have a nice(ish) theme!  To go along with that, I’ve made several other changes to the bog.  I decided not to abandon  While there are alternatives, each has some serious drawbacks, and in the end, my biggest complaint with was the…

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Heavy controller actions? The Message Bus Pattern to the rescue!

I recently derailed (badly) while working on a simple requirement for RageFeed: new user registration.  We decided to use the baked-in ASP.NET membership and profile providers, and I found myself adding a lot of code to facilitate the registration workflow.  This was a problem in and of itself, but I realized I had a bigger…

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Want to be a better developer?

I’ve been trying to put together a link list of things that have helped me improve as a developer over the last couple of years.  This is far from complete, but it’s a start.  I’m not saying this is an absolute "you have to know these things" list or that it will work for everyone…

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