10 years as a developer

Looking back over the last ten years Today I have officially spent ten years working as a .net developer Getting into the game When I left secondary school, I originally wanted to go into the hotel industry, and I spent two years studying leadership and management in hospitality in college. However midway through my course, I decided that… Read More »

What developers need to know today

That is, what does a developer who has been working with .NET for the last few years need to know in order to get past an interview. (Recently I have been on the hiring side in interviews) Basic skills If in an interview you rate yourself a 7 out of 10 in your knowledge of c#. I would… Read More »

Setting up RabbitMQ clustering on Windows

Setting up RabbitMQ clustring on windows is very simple, however the documentation is not great. Installing. Get the latest version from erlang.org and rabbitmq.com. Run the installers as administrator. Install erlang first. After installing enable the management web interface. Navagate to ?the rabbitMq server sbin,?C:\Program Files\RabbitMQ Server\rabbitmq_server-3.6.2\sbin Open cmd at the location as admin and run the following:?… Read More »

Encrypting an ASP.NET web application connection strings by directory

To encrypt an ASP.NET application’s connection strings?by the path of the application, navigate to the .NET framework folder ?%windows%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\versionNumber Open the command prompt as administrator and point to the .Net directory and run the command ASPNET_REGIIS -pef “connectionStrings” “C:\Inetpub\<Application Folder>” (Point to the directory not the web.config file) If successful the following should be displayed.    

ASP.NET Web API – Returning javascript friendly (camelcase) json in two lines of code

Naming conventions of properties defer slightly in .NET and JavaScript. .NET uses?pascal-case and JavaScript uses camel-case. When developing a .NET API all the public properties should use the naming convention pascal-case. However if the service is consumed as an API with a JavaScript client then the json returned should be camel-case. Now you could go and add the… Read More »