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ASP.NET 404 Custom Errors & IIS

Recently I have been spending a fair amount of time working on the NuGet Documentation site. One of the improvements I wanted to make to it was to add useful error pages. You know more than the YSOD (yellow screen of death). One of the major issues for me was creating a useful and informative 404 page. I wanted the page to tell the user why they got there, offer suggestions about what page they... more

Introducing NuGet Docs - Community Driven Documentation

Introducing NuGet Docs: http://docs.nuget.org! NuGet Docs is a community driven documentation site that provides guides, walkthroughs, and information about anything and everything NuGet related. NuGet Docs is your new resource for learning and understanding how to use NuGet to the fullest. There is information about how to use NuGet to consume packages, information about how to create your own packages, and even information about how to contribute to NuGet along with much more. This is... more

Joining the Dark Side | SDET to SDE

Today I am excited to announce that I have joined the Dark Side and by Dark Side I mean the developer team here at Microsoft. Many of you know that for the past two and half years I have worked on the ASP.NET team as a Software Development Engineer in Test or SDET. It has been an awesome experience and I enjoyed every minute of it, however my true passion is writing production code and... more

New and Improved Templates in WebMatrix

With the latest release of WebMatrix and ASP.NET WebPages I am proud to announce that we have been working to clean up the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and general file and folder structures of the templates that we ship with the product. One of the major objectives was to provide general guidance on how a developer might actually set up a production website. This means we wanted to get ride of the “this is just a... more

Magic Page Names in ASP.NET WebPages

One of the features in ASP.NET WebPages that is super powerful yet super simple is the “magic names” you can give to a page that make that page behave differently. Unfortunately the feature isn’t really called “magic names” (That would be way too cool!). Instead they are broken down into the two variations, Start pages and Init Pages. You may have seen these pages used before in other posts (I used one in my SimpleMembership... more