Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

You have deadlines and deliverables. Your boss does not understand the intricate complexities of the ASP.NET MVC web application you are building. You get asked for a quick display of a custom data on web pages, and heck, they even want data editing options. And all this should be done by the end of the day Friday!

You have always loved Kendo UI-powered UI web widgets, but you know it takes time to build the bridge between your custom data objects and actually displaying it via the MVC controllers. Supporting CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations on the data all the way back to your repositories is a whole other issue.

Relax. Allow Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC to help. With the new developer-friendly MVC scaffolding, it is drop-dead easy to hook up your custom data to MVC UI controls and even support CRUD operations out of the box. Yes, you can deliver by Friday and get out to enjoy summer this next weekend. Let this article show you how!

Read the whole article on TDN over HERE.

Adios!

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Wearables are awesome and they are everywhere. Wearables are unique, fashionable, productive and always connected, helping us live a digitized lifestyle. But wearables can also be disruptive in the Mobile space. While developers are still grappling to go cross-platform with native or hybrid mobile apps, out come wearables from Apple, Microsoft and Google – each catering to their respective platform and each with its own development paradigm, in addition to unique UX guidelines.

If you are a fan of the Microsoft Band however, there is some reason to rejoice. Not only is the Band one of the few wearables that work cross-platform with any phone you own, it is also surprisingly easy to add custom data to your wrist as a Band application. All you need is a standard data endpoint and a little web skills if you want to get fancy. This article walks you through how to add web data to your Band through Web Tiles.

Read the whole article on TDN over HERE.

Adios!

Go Responsive with ASP.NET MVC

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Web

One beautiful web across all devices – that’s the promise of responsive web design. Thankfully, there is plenty of help for us ASP.NET web developers out of the box. There is just no more an excuse to not deliver the best possible web experience, irrespective of the user’s device. Check out my article on the Telerik Developer Network on options of going responsive with the ASP.NET MVC stack.

Write-up, sample code & demos over HERE @ the Telerik Dev Network.

Thanks for reading. Adios!

 

Think the web you make can handle touch? Lack of hover making you lose sleep? Web menus not being adaptive when viewed on mobile devices? Yeah, we developers have all been there and I documented few of my tricks. Check out my article on the Telerik Developer Network, along with a host of other awesome topics from my Telerik Developer Advocate colleagues.

Write-up, sample code & demos over HERE @ the Telerik Dev Network.

Thanks for reading. Adios!

 

Love real-time communication through SignalR? Want to take the real-time experience to mobile devices? Off course, you can go native with .NET for Windows/Windows Phone; but it would be pretty darn wonderful to go cross-platform to iOS & Android. Be it the HTML5/JS approach through Telerik AppBuilder or C# everywhere through Xamarin, you can use the SignalR magic either way to delight your mobile users. Sound interesting? Check out my article on the Telerik Developer Network, along with a host of other awesome topics from my Telerik Developer Advocate colleagues.

Write-up, sample code & demos over HERE @ the Telerik Dev Network.

Thanks for reading. Adios!

 

This has been an exciting start of the year for web developers. Several products were launched for the Microsoft Web technology stack .. very cool & exciting ways to do the web better. Check out this post from the Gu (here) on a recap of all the new products launched & also for some hands-on.

So, about two weeks back, I did a couple of sessions for my Sogeti colleagues & client on what’s new in ASP.NET MVC3 & WebMatrix. There was great audience participation during the demos, indicating how nice & fun web development is shaping up to be with the MVC paradigm and the new tools.

We covered topics as follows:

  • State of the ASP.NET world
  • MVC3 Intro
  • Razor View Engine & its syntax
  • What’s new in Models, Views & Controllers
  • ViewBag & HTML Helpers
  • Layouts & convention over configuration
  • Action Filters & Caching
  • Server, client & remote validations
  • Unobstrusive Javascript
  • Nugets
  • Introduction to WebMatrix & uses
  • Templates & Open Source integration
  • SEO & ease of publishing
  • Blogging with social media integration

The slide-deck is available (here). Also, MIX11 happened last week where several exciting enhancements were released for the next web. Most noticeable among them being the IE10 preview, HTML5 goodness & EF .. topics for some other day may be.

Adios!