Making Let Me Bing That For You Open Source

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Almost two years ago, I announced the launch of http://letmebingthatforyou.com/, a blatant and obvious rip-off of the Let me Google that for you website.

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New NuGet Documentation Site

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It’s a common refrain you hear when it comes to documentation for open source projects. It typically sucks! In part, because nobody wants to work on docs. But also in part because good documentation is challenging to write.

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Localized Releases of ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update

In April we announced the release of ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update which added Scaffolding, HTML 5 project templates, Modernizr, and EF Code First Magic Unicorn Edition.

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Compiling MVC Views In A Build Environment

ASP.NET MVC project templates include support for precompiling views, which is useful for finding syntax errors within your views at build time rather than at runtime.

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Single Package Version per Solution

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Not too long ago, I posted a survey on my blog asking a set of questions meant to gather information that would help the NuGet team make a decision about a rather deep change.

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The Secret to NuGet's Success. You!

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On a personal level, NuGet has been an immensely satisfying project to work on. I’ve always enjoyed working on open source projects with an active community in my spare time, but being able to do it as part of my day job is really fulfilling.

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Feedback Request for using NuGet Without Committing Packages

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When installing a package into a project, NuGet creates a packages.config file within the project (if it doesn’t already exist) which is an exact record of the packages that are installed in the project. At the same time, a folder for the package is created within the solution level packages folder containing the package and its contents.

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NuGet 1.3 Released

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In continuing our efforts to release early, release often, I’m happy to announce the release of NuGet 1.3!

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Conditional Filters in ASP.NET MVC 3

Say you want to apply an action filter to every action except one. How would you go about it? For example, suppose you want to apply an authorization filter to every action except the action that lets the user login. Seems like a pretty good idea, right?

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Release Early, Release Often

Eric S. Raymond in the famous essay, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, states,

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Writing a NuGet Package That Adds A Command To The PowerShell Console

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The Magic 8-ball toy is a toy usually good for maybe one or two laughs before it quickly gets boring. Even so, some have been known to make all their important life/strategic decisions using it, or an equivalent mechanism.

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Presentation Tips Learned From My (Many) Mistakes

One aspect of my job that I love is being able to go in front of other developers, my peers, and give presentations on the technologies that my team and I build. I’m very fortunate to be able to do so, especially given the intense stage fright I used to have.

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A Look Back at Mix 11

Another Spring approaches and once again, another Mix is over. This year at Mix, my team announced the release of the ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update at Mix, which I blogged about recently.

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A Better Razor Foreach Loop

Yesterday, during my ASP.NET MVC 3 talk at Mix 11, I wrote a useful helper method demonstrating an advanced feature of Razor, Razor Templated Delegates.

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RouteDebugger 2.0

I’m at Mix11 all week and this past Monday, I attended the Open Source Fest where multiple tables were set up for open source project owners to show off their projects.

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Introducing ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update

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Today at Mix, Scott Guthrie announced an update to the ASP.NET MVC 3 we’re calling the ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update. You can install it via Web PI or download the installer by going to the download details page. Check out the release notes as well for more details.

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NuGet Needs Your Input

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Hi there, it’s time to shine the bat-signal, or better yet, the NuGet-Signal!

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Hosting a Simple “Read-Only” NuGet Package Feed on the Web

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As you may know, NuGet supports aggregating packages from multiple package sources. You can simply point NuGet at a folder containing packages or at a NuGet OData service.

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NuGet 1.2 Released

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I’m happy to announce the release of NuGet 1.2. It took us a bit longer than we expected to get this release out there, and I’ll explain why later, but for now, go install it!

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Want to work on datajs?

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A colleague of mine from the Data and Modeling Group mentioned that they have a new senior developer position open working on their new datajs project.

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