Learn MVC in 7 Days: Day 2

So you want to learn MVC? This is Day 2 of the 7 Day course in learning about Model View Controller. In day 1, we learned about controllers, strong-typed views, and helper classes. If you haven’t gone to Day 1, I suggest to go to it first before proceeding to Day 2.

In this tutorial, we’ll learn about Unit test, routing, and outbound URLs.

we’ll look into the four using through labs:
Writing unit tests on MVC projects
Configure MVC routings
Validate MVC routes
Configure MVC outbound routes.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/259560/Learn-MVC-Model-view-controller-Step-by-Step-in

How to Build Store-Ready Apps for Windows Phone

Mobile devices have been prevalent nowadays. There are a lot of mobile devices available in the market that it even exceeds the number of laptop and desktop users. As a developer, you need to have your apps created and listed in the Marketplace as it is your only opportunity to reach out to millions of users. However, you need to make sure that these apps meet the criteria set by these stores.

This article will show you how to create an end-to-end Windows Phone Store ready application which can meet all store requirements for you to publish and for end-users to download it.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.dotnetcurry.com/showarticle.aspx?ID=961

How to Handle Many-to-Many Relationship in ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework

It’s common to have a many-to-many relationship in an application but there are problems in it that if left untreated, can cause another problem to your application. In this article, we’ll work in to fixing the most common problem in handling many-to-many relationship using Entity Framework Code First, ASP.NET MVC, and LINQ.


In this article, Peter Vogel takes the most common problem in handling many-to-many relationship and use technology to solve it. From getting the correct data through handling with updates ,and finishing a UI built in ASP.NET MVC.


Read the rest of the tutorial here: http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2013/06/01/handle-relationships-in-entity-framework.aspx

How to Reverse Engineer Your .NET Applications

Reverse engineering is the process of decompiling an application to view its source code. In a managed code like .NET and Java, decompiling provides a more easier approach because all the source code are compiled into Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) unlike when decompiling C or C++ applications. The MSIL is converted into a machine code using the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler when executed. The MSIL includes metadata that provides a lot of information on the code.

To start a reverse engineer of a .NET application we need to get the DLL or .EXE files of the application that you want to decompile.

Read the rest of the tutorial here: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/programming-and-development/reverse-engineering-your-net-applications/6834?tag=content;blog-list-river

How to Bundle and Minify ASP.NET MVC

Bundling and Minifying ASP.NET is a powerful feature to help optimize your website and save expenses on bandwidth. It helps you download of the same type using one request instead of multiple request and it takes less requests than requesting all files separately.

In ASP.NET MVC 4, you can find BundleConfig.cs file under App_Start folder. This file has the BundleConfig class which contains one method – the RegisterBundles(). With this method, files that must be downloaded with one request are added to the bundles.

Bundling is a powerful tool which lets you optimize your web page. However, it has its own limits and tricks that you must know to use it successfully.

Read the rest of the tutorial in ASP.NET blog.

How to Use ASP.NET Repeater Control

If you don’t know how you can loop out datasets and build tables and you do not know how you can display raw data with just one column, ASP.NET repeater control can provide you with what you’ve been missing. First create page then insert the repeater control. Then get the data you need to have a repeater control. Here is a sample of the code and what you can do with repeater control:

  1. ….
  2. <asp:Repeater ID=”catlist” runat=”server”>
  3. <HeaderTemplate>
  4. <tr>
  5. <td class=”imgspace”>
  6. <img src=”Images/areas.jpg” width=”91″ height=”28″ class=”bigtext”>
  7. </td>
  8. </tr>
  9. </HeaderTemplate>
  10. <ItemTemplate>
  11. <tr>
  12. <td>
  13. <div align=center>
  14. <asp:HyperLink class=”text”
  15. NavigateUrl=”<%# “mainframeset.aspx?CatType=” +
  16. DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,”Sub_Category_ID”)%>”
  17. Text=”<%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, “Sub_Category_Text”)%>”
  18. runat=”server” target=”mainFrame” ID=”Hyperlink1″ NAME=”Hyperlink1″/>
  19. <br></div>
  20. </td>
  21. </tr>
  22. </ItemTemplate>
  23. <FooterTemplate>
  24. <tr>
  25. <td>

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.sitepoint.com/asp-net-repeater-control/

DataChambers Expanded Has a New Data Center

DataChambers, a web hosting provider located in North Carolina announced today that it will be expanding into the Triangle because they have purchased a 50,000 square foot facility in Garner Station Boulevard, Railegh, N.C.

This building is a 8-acre property which is the former home of Qwest Communications, will have a high-availability data center. There are several outsourced information technology that will be offered in the site. This includes hosted and cloud infrastructure solutions and data backup and business recovery services.

This new location doubles as a DataChamber footprint, the company is currently operating two data centers in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Read full story here: http://www.tophosts.com/datachambers-invests-in-new-data-center-to-serve-the-triangle-market

Microsoft Will Extend Support for Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Will Extend Support for Windows Server 2008

Microsoft has announced that it will extend their support to Windows Server 2008. It is due to end in the middle of next year until 2015. This support will transfer from mainstream to extended support which will be in line with Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy made available for business and developer products. This will provide advantage to the tech departments so they can updrade to Windows Server 2012 or migrate to the cloud. This extended support is for a minimum of 5 years mainstream support or may be 2 years following the shipment of the next product to be readily available.

Extended support will be until January 2015 and companies are asked to take note of this date and urged to upgrade to the latest version of Windows Server.

Read full story here: http://hosting.onestopclick.com/technology_news/microsoft-extend-support-for-windows-server-2008_326.htm

MyHosting Adds Virtual Server Hosting with ISS for Windows Server 2012

MyHosting adds Virtual Server Hosting with IIS for their Windows Server 2012. Included in the Windows server are support for ASP.NET 4.5, latest .NET Framework, IIS CPU Throttling, and application initialization with can improve time, and other new and improved features.

Turker Sokullu, CEO of MyHosting said that as a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, they always had a great appreciation for products offered by Microsoft. The feel that it is their duty to keep in touch with the developments at Microsoft and to launch products and services that will work for their customers.

Read full story, details, and Windows server 2012 features here: http://www.tophosts.com/myhosting-com-adds-virtual-server-hosting-with-iis-8-for-microsoft-windows-server-2012

Hostway launched Virtual Machine Replication Service

Hostway, a cloud services provider announced the beta luance of virtual machine replicatons service that is designed to assist with disaster recovery on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. The service that is enabled by the Hyper-V Replica feature is included in Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Services and other components of Windows Server 2012 will be available as an add-on for customers that are currently using or buying the Hostway FlexCloud server virtual machine. It has onborading, process, and support for the replication and DR service that is provided by the FlexCloud support team.

This service allows IT departments to perform cross-site replication of Virtual Machines from one Windows Server Hyper-V to another. It is aimed at small amd midsize businesses.

Read full article here: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Hostway-Virtual-Machine-Replication-Built-for-Windows-Server-2012-575097/