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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Model Binding Decimal Values

I’m in the beautiful country of Brazil right now (I’ll hopefully blog more about that later) proctoring for the hands-on labs that’s part of the Web Camps agenda.

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Defining Default Content For A Razor Layout Section

Layouts in Razor serve the same purpose as Master Pages do in Web Forms. They allow you to specify a layout for your site and carve out some placeholder sections for your views to implement.

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Templated Razor Delegates

David Fowler turned me on to a really cool feature of Razor I hadn’t realized made it into 1.0, Templated Razor Delegates. What’s that? I’ll let the code do the speaking.

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How To Find Out Which NuGet Packages Depend on Yours

Renaming a package ID is a potentially destructive action and one we don’t recommend doing. Why? Well if any other packages depend on your package, you’ve effectively broken them if you change your package ID.

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Changing Base Type Of A Razor View

Within a Razor view, you have access to a base set of properties (such as Html, Url, Ajax, etc.) each of which provides methods you can use within the view.

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