Monthly Archives: August 2013

eBook offers.

Apress. Apress is offering a 50% discount on all eBook purchases through Sept 2nd. They have a good selection of books maybe the one you need is there and 50% off…!!! O’Reilly. O’Reilly is offering 50% on *all* ebooks & videos. Spend … Continue reading

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How to use Metro UI CSS in ASP.NET MVC 4 ?

Metro UI CSS allows to create a Web site in the style of Windows 8 quickly and without distractions on routine tasks. You can find more info here: http://metroui.org.ua/ UPDATE. This article is about version 0.95 now Metro UI CSS is in version … Continue reading

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Optimize Images with Image Optimizer.

Image Optimizer is a free extension for Visual Studio 2012 created by Mads Kristensen. It uses SmushIt and Punypng for optimization. You can get it from Extensions and Updates, search for “Image Optimizer”: You need to restart Visual Studio and when … Continue reading

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NewtonSoft.Json

NewtonSoft.Json is an open source library. High-performance JSON framework for .NET also is an excellent JSON implementation widely adopted in the community, allows JSON serialization and deserialization. ASP.NET Web API has a dependency on this library. Author: James Newton-King. There is … Continue reading

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Avoid Entity Framework Pluralizing

In Entity Framework (EF) tables names get pluralized. In EF terminology an Entity Set = Table and Entity = Row. So Entity Sets get pluralized.  DbModelBuilder.Conventions.Remove<PluralizingTableNameConvention>() That line prevents table names from being pluralized. Example: That’s it!

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