Ah, the joys of blogging. Blogging in our industry is vital and, thankfully, these days there are many tools and frameworks that can help us with this task: Wordpress Ghost Github Pages Blogger The above are some of the most known ones. Most of them can host your blog for you ("on the cloud") and some allow you to deploy the blog engine to your own servers. My preference is to own both the engine and content. The important thing, however, is that blogging is easy! On the other hand, as easy as it is to get started, things get …[read more]
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The source code and post have been updated to use the latest Stripe.NET API => v4.2 Online payments! We've all used them and some of us may have had the "fortune" implementing them on one website or another. Stripe is the not-so-new kid on the block, since it recently expanded in many countries, that makes this development task a breeze. If you are using .NET, then Stripe.NET is an excellent library that hides away most of the complexity and provides a very nice API. You can get it as a NuGet package or you can check the source …[read more]
The ASP.NET WebAPI is really versatile and powerful and I like to use it as much as I can when I develop for the web. I know that MVC controller methods can also process ajax requests, but I like the separation of concerns. WebAPI for REST calls and MVC for Views and the ViewModels manipulation. Note: if you still want to use MVC instead of WebAPI for your server implementation, have a read here. Recently, I had to implement a method to upload files to the server from an MVC view. I decided to use ajax and WebAPI. Once …[read more]
Prior to ASP.NET MVC 5, the only way to bind an enum to a drop down list in an MVC view was to roll out your own HtmlHelper, which is the best way to extend MVC's functionality. These days, with MVC 5 at your disposal, you can bind any enum to a view control easily by calling the "oh so handy" EnumDropDownListFor HTML helper. Details on the helper can be found here and works like any other build in HTML helper, with a model, a model property and a bunch of additional attributes that allow you to decorate your …[read more]
Partial views in ASP.NET MVC are great. They allow you to update only a part of the DOM without having to perform a full page refresh or a postback. Surely, there are many ways to achieve this, such as ajax and WebAPI, however, partial views have one major benefit over the other methods: Strongly-typed datamodels! Using this approach, the controller can push a nice object model back to the partial view instead of Json and we can take advantage of Razor and/or scaffolding for data presentation while enhancing the whole user experience. In this example, we will create …[read more]