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Jon Galloway
jongalloway on How to step up my game? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Probably the biggest thing you can do to become a better, more advanced developer is to begin teaching others. Speak at user groups or conferences, blog regularly, etc. It will force you to learn things in much greater detail, other people will correct you or teach you things you hadn't considered, etc." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Project Estimate - (ASP.NET) Web Forms vs. MVC? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"For that size of project, given the dev team has equal experience with both, I'd call it even. For smaller projects, Web Forms might be faster initially but can require more maintenance and support effort over time since it takes more work and discipline to maintain structure. That's been my experience, having worked on a fairly large Web Forms project that was essentially re-implemented in MVC later." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Cortana sounds different today. 😁 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Lots of good suggestions of things to ask here: http://www.wpcentral.com/cortana..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Coconut Crabs, a good reason to keep your dog (and your kids) indoors - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Extra Australian credit for being able to become poisonous: While the coconut crab itself is not innately poisonous, it may become so depending on its diet, and cases of coconut crab poisoning have occurred. For instance, consumption of the sea mango Cerbera manghas by the coconut crab may make the coconut crab toxic due to the presence of cardiac cardenolides. [source: Wikipedia, nightmares]" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Ask /r/dotnet/: I've been learning MVC in the last weeks and I'd like some advises - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"In my opinion (and opinions vary quite a bit about just about everything in MVC dev), there's no benefit to moving models to another project. That was a standard practice in Web Forms, because it took a lot of discipline to keep your code cleanly factored and having a separate data project helped enforce that. Since MVC clearly separates models, views and controllers and has a standard directory for models, I'd leave them in /Models unless you need to share them with another application or have another reason to factor them out. If you do, they're easy to move when you need to." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Ask /r/dotnet/: I've been learning MVC in the last weeks and I'd like some advises - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"There's a place for both MVC and Web API. MVC is really optimized for generating and processing HTML. It works best with portions of your site that have the traditional request / response pattern. Web API is optimized for HTTP services and works great with Ajax interactions, mini-SPAs and full SPA apps. Web API + SPA's are getting a lot of attention right now because they're new, and they can really work well for some web applications - or portions of web applications. But, they add a good amount of complexity, too. There are new security concerns, issues with lifetime management, SEO, history, etc. If you're just returning HTML for a URL, or processing standard form input, SPA's are overkill. One nice thing is that, since the programming model for the two is so similar, you can reuse the same models between MVC Controllers and Web API ApiControllers. That means you can start a site using MVC, then scaffold API controllers for appropriate models and add in Ajax interactions,..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Cheap / free windows hosting? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"If you're looking into inexpensive hosting, make sure you're looking at Windows Azure Web Sites, especially the Free and Shared levels. As DaRKoN said, you get 10 free sites as long as you don't need SSL or a domain name. If you need those, you can move up to shared for $10 / month. http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us... There's also a hosting gallery with current offers here: http://www.microsoft.com/web..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Archer and the little Jew that's behind him. H. Jon Benjamin here. Ask me anything. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Have you considered teaming up with someone other than Big Left Hand Guy? He's nice but, let's face it, a big left hand isn't that great of a superpower." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I checked in with the team, this is what they said: "Full text and secondary index is in our list of feature requests but is not planned yet."" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Apache License v2 gives you rights to modify and redistribute. License is here: https://aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com/license" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'm asking around to find someone who can answer this." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"As Scott said, use what makes you happy. Here's something we posted on the ASP.NET site earlier this year to that effect (http://www.asp.net/open-source): "The .NET open source community is doing some amazing things! We’re of course excited about ASP.NET, but we want you to know that the community is producing some great alternative frameworks as well. We’ve listed some top projects in a few open source content sections on this site, e.g. other MVC frameworks in our ASP.NET MVC Open Source tab and service frameworks in the ASP.NET Web API Open Source tab." I think the bottom line is that ASP.NET is free, so Microsoft doesn't make money selling it. If you're building web applications on .NET, it's all the same to Microsoft. Now that Azure supports so many other languages and platforms, it's gotten a lot easier to make this point internally, too." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The way I explain it is by talking about how Ajax can contact a server to get updates or post new information, but because the web is stateless, the server traditionally hasn't had a way to contact browsers to push them updates. Previous ways to maintain a long running connection were hacky and inefficient. Web sockets came out to allow for lightweight, long running connections, and they work great if your server and all browsers support them. But if they don't, it's nice to be able to fall back to legacy methods for maintaining a connection. That's SignalR provides - it supports multiple methods of maintaining persistent connections between a web server and multiple clients, and more importantly it intelligently negotiates the transport for each browser. That means you can build cutting edge connected applications without having to turn away old browsers." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'd recommend the tutorials Rick Anderson, Tom Dykstra and team have been putting out. http://www.asp.net/mvc... http://www.asp.net/mvc... I just helped review an MVC 5 / EF 6 tutorial that I think is really well done: http://www.asp.net/mvc... We recently published some Hands On Labs that dig into some more advanced features and scenarios: http://www.asp.net/mvc... The scenarios you mention (mini social network, e-commerce, etc.) sound like great suggestions. [I'm a tech evangelist at Microsoft focused on ASP.NET]" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"There's a short list at the bottom of this page: http://www.asp.net/get-started (Woot, Cheezburger, of course all the big Microsoft sites like Bing and Xbox, etc.)" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on IamA (we are) Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools Team (and Azure) AMA! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"In terms of cloud based IE testing, see http://modern.ie. These are official, cloud based tools (and pre-built VMs) for testing sites in IE on Mac, Linux and Windows. So you could use Visual Studio Online + modern.ie + Azure Web Sites to build, test and deploy from Linux, Mac, or even an iPad or Android tablet." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Visual Studio Online announced - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It's quite a bit more than notepad. This video shows some of the more advanced features: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on A look at the new Visual Studio Online "Monaco" code editor - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It's a joke. There's a project that was originally called NSync, then renamed to Shimmer (and again renamed to Squirrel). I told the devs that they should have stayed with NSync because it was a good name, so I forked it and changed the name back. But they were right, the google-fu on the NSync name was no good. https://github.com/Squirre..." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Joseph Goebbels scowling at photographer Albert Eisenstaedt after finding out he's jewish, ca. 1933 [xpost ColorizedHistory] - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I can't find any reference stating that he was Jewish or had just found out about it in this picture. Got a link?" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Starting a new website project. What .NET cms would you use? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"We use Umbraco on the ASP.NET website and it's been working well for us. It has its quirks, as all CMSs do, but it's been fast and does everything we need it to. I've also been interested in N2, although I haven't tried it. Unlike other CMSs that take over your site, N2 is supposed to be more of a drop in that supplies CMS capabilities where you need them. http://n2cms.com/" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on ▶ Adding an audio play indicator to your page's tab with a few lines of Javascript - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Ping.fm and tons of other sites have been doing this for a while." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AMA - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"How important do you think programming (and general technical literacy) are as a tool in enabling less privileged youth worldwide? Could a dedicated effort help them to transition to well-paying jobs which can be performed locally, bringing wealth and educational opportunities to their communities? Are there some programs in this area you're excited about?" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Why I Taught My Daughter To Code (A Little) - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I think most people assume that the goal is proficiency, which is too high a bar. Scale it back to "having fun exploring how the internet works" and you've got something kids can grasp and enjoy." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Why I Taught My Daughter To Code (A Little) - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The point in my post is that computer and internet smarts are becomming more and more crucial, in the same way that basic literacy and math have been seen traditionally. The logical and systematic problem solving skills that are exercised in (very basic) programming are very important, and what better way to learn them than by working with Javascript and web pages - things they're familiar with and will be seeing a lot more of." - Jon Galloway
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reddit is offline in protest of PROTECT IP and SOPA - http://www.reddit.com/
"submitted by reddit to blog." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Let's pick ONE Senator of voted for NDAA/SOPA and destroy him like we're doing for GoDaddy. Relentlessly investigate and find skeletons in his closet, money bomb is opponents, etc. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Top contributors to Lamar Smith (founder of SOPA) campaign: http://www.opensecrets.org/politic... Maybe notify them and tell them you're taking business elsewhere due to their support?" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on The future of Mono - Xamarin - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> Mono does not run off the shelf .NET programs written on windows using Visual Studio. What do you mean? A DLL / EXE written in Visual Studio on Windows can be copied to a Linux machine and run under Mono without any recompile." - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I agree that rewrites from one computer language / system to another rarely make sense in the business world. For example, some have said that the Google Black Hole effect is largely due to rewriting working applications to the Google infrastructure (http://www.slate.com/id...). Any rewrite, even to a "better" platform, is fraught with peril. That said, there are plenty of reasons why you'd choose ASP.NET - especially ASP.NET MVC. While you can write fast websites on any platform, ASP.NET is really fast on minimal hardware. Benchmarks: http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32q..., Most of the top results on http://www.google.com/search... explain some reasons (e.g. compiled code). StackOverflow has scaled really well running ASP.NET MVC on very few servers: http://highscalability.com/blog......" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I agree that rewrites from one computer language / system to another rarely make sense in the business world. For example, some have said that the Google Black Hole effect is largely due to rewriting working applications to the Google infrastructure (http://www.slate.com/id...). Any rewrite, even to a "better" platform, is fraught with peril. That said, there are plenty of reasons why you'd choose ASP.NET - especially ASP.NET MVC. While you can write fast websites on any platform, ASP.NET is really fast on minimal hardware. Benchmarks: http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32q..., Most of the top results on http://www.google.com/search... explain some reasons (e.g. compiled code). StackOverflow has scaled really well running ASP.NET MVC on very few servers: http://highscalability.com/blog......" - Jon Galloway
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jongalloway on Been asked to rewrite a project from SQL/PHP to MS SQL/ASP.NET and I have no knowledge of any MS studio's or how/what ASP.NET is. Where should I start? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Either ASP.NET MVC or WebMatrix will probably make more sense than ASP.NET Web Forms for a PHP dev. I just wrote up a list of free training / tutorials / etc. for MVC 3 here: http://weblogs.asp.net/jgallow... WebMatrix is a script focused approach that feels pretty similar to PHP. You can find info on that here: http://www.asp.net/webmatrix Honestly, even if you're going to end up at ASP.NET MVC, you might want to get started w/ WebMatrix since it'll be pretty similar to what you've used in the past." - Jon Galloway
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