All the blog posts I have written
Introduction to the HttpClient
Published:7 min readThe HttpClient class simplifies interaction with REST web services by providing constructors, a Send method, extension methods, and methods to receive content, use headers, and send requests asynchronously.
PreCode Plugin for Windows Live Writer v4.0
Published:1 min readPreCode is a plugin for Windows Live Writer which adds HTML markup required for SyntaxHighlighter to identify code snippets that require highlighting. It supports the new SyntaxHighlighter v2.0 markup and options, has an updated UI, and can be used as a standalone desktop application.
ASP.NET MVC RTM
Published:1 min readASP.NET MVC 1.0 has been released and is available for download. Microsoft took a transparent approach with the development of MVC, and Phil Haack and ScottGu have written about its release.
Published:2 min readSysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without downloading them. It includes several useful tools such as ZoomIt, Process Monitor, Process Explorer, TCPView, PsExec, PsKill, PsShutdown and PsFile. There are many more available and it is worth checking out for any Windows user.
Content missing from FeedBurner feed
Published:2 min readAfter moving a FeedBurner account to Google, content was missing from the feed and duplicates appeared in Google Reader. Switching to RSS 2.0 as the feed format solved the first problem and switching to a new base address for the FeedBurner feed solved the second.
JetBrains ReSharper 4.5 Beta Uninstalled
Published:1 min readAfter trying the ReSharper 4.5 Beta, the user experienced Visual Studio hangs and excessive CPU consumption, so they rolled back to version 4.1 with no issues. They hope the quality of the Beta will improve before the final release.
JetBrains ReSharper 4.5 Beta
Published:1 min readJetBrains ReSharper 4.5 Beta is now available for download and has claimed improvements. The installation went smoothly and it is time to take it for a test drive.
Published:1 min readRoboZZle is an online puzzle game released in 2009 that requires players to program a robot to pick up all stars on a game board. It has a blog and forums for players to keep up with the latest happenings.
Published:1 min readSyntaxHighlighter 2.0 has recently been released, featuring smart line wrapping, 100% standards compliance, additional themes and hosted versions of the source files, as well as good documentation on the new wiki. The effort put into this release by Alex Gorbatchev should be commended.
jQuery lightBox with BlogEngine.NET and WLW
Published:3 min readThis article discusses how to use jQuery lightbox with BlogEngine.NET and Windows Live Writer to enable images in posts to have the Lightbox effect, without adding extra HTML attributes to the content. It provides an example of the markup needed for the plugin and explains the anonymous function used to prevent naming conflicts.