Caching in ASP.NET Core with LazyCache

Caching is a great way to get improve the performance of your application - either enabling high load scenarios or papering over some bad code to make life bearable. I have always favoured a simple “GetOrCreate” style caching API so...

Simple webpack config to build javascript, sass and css using NPM and ASP.NET Core

I have been working on a ASP.NET Core project that requires me to build and publish sass stylesheets, css and javascript. I wanted to streamline the process so I put together this simple webpack setup to automate what had been...

Introducing Austechjobs an Australian technology job board

It has been a couple of years (kids will do that) in the wilderness but I am back working on my blog and on an exciting new project. Austechjobs is a job board focusing on technology jobs in Australia. This...

An embeddable JSONP javascript widget template

Recently I’ve been hacking together a little online poll creator - pollfu. For the app I needed to have the option to embed the poll on an external website. One of the best examples of this is the checkout widget...

Billminder for Windows 8

Billminder, my first windows 8 app has finally hit the store. This is how I describe it in my wanky store description: Billminder is a minimalist and elegant solution for controlling your expenses. With innovative infographic style display you can...

Http Web Services in Javascript Windows 8 Metro Apps

I have been doing some Windows 8 development recently and decided to work with html, css and javascript rather than c# and xaml. I am mainly a .net guy and was a little worried about how javascript would work for...

Fluent Email now supporting custom template renderers

Fluent Email is a simple wrapper for System.Net.Mail that provides a fluent interface for constructing and sending emails in .Net. It also provides a Razor based template rendering engine. After getting a couple of requests for different renderers I decided...

Quick and Dirty Currency Formatting in C#

A project I have been working on recently stores amounts of money along with the currency they are in. I was getting sick of the old amount + currency_code style of display and decided to see if I could hack...

Using Pretzel / Jekyll to host your blog on Github

A couple of weeks ago after shamelessly promoting on of my blog post on a social network I received a troubling report that my pride and joy had contracted some type of virus. This scary red screen (well a similar...

NetBash Updated – Formatting Helpers Added

NetBash (drop in command line for asp.net web applications) was first released late last year with little to no response from the community. No big deal – I built it to scratch my own itch so it was at least...