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Knockout.js Widget Binding

Over the past few months I have been working a lot of JavaScript and with that comes it’s fair share of “new hotness” frameworks. One that I always use though is knockout.js. For those that don’t know knockout is basically a MVVM framework for JavaScript and well it’s pure magic made from unicorns! Anyway one of the most common things that I have been doing is using knockout templates and creating jQuery UI widgets. For... more

ALM Summit 3 - Practical HTML5

I recently gave a talk at the ALM Summit on Practical HTML5. If you are thinking about using this cool new hipster thing called HTML5 but you have to support downlevel browsers I highly recommend checking this talk out.  Slides and Demos are posted right now and the video recording will be posted once the ALM Summit gets around to encoding it. more

For Every Beginning There Is An Ending

Today I would like announce that November 2nd, 2012 will be my last day at Microsoft. My journey at Microsoft started almost 4 and a half years ago, on June 1st, 2008 when I moved from Salt Lake City, Utah. I had recently finished college and was working at a small startup and needed a change so off to Microsoft I went. I started on the ASP.NET team as a Software Development Engineer in Test... more

ASP.NET 4.5 Loves HTML5, CSS3, & JavaScript

Today I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the //BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA. Given that this conference is all about Windows 8 I was one of the few non windows session at the conference. Bellow is the abstract from my talk entitled. For those of you that weren’t lucky enough to get to come to //BUILD there is good news! All the session will be recorded and posted online and that includes... more

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