Category: programming

Safari InformIT – For the IT Crowd.

Safari InformIT – For the IT Crowd.

One of my long-term favorite services that I’ve subscribed to as a paying member on-again, off-again is Safari Books Online. Safari offers access to a vast library of hundreds of IT related books for...

Thinking Well: Christianity and Singularity (Part 1: Why it Matters)

Thinking Well: Christianity and Singularity (Part 1: Why it Matters)

Introduction: I still do not know how to answer the question, “Who am I?” When pressed, one method is to describe some of my salient characteristics or interests – and, there are certain ones...

ASP.NET Components List

ASP.NET Components List

I was recently looking for ASP.NET components and figured I’d share some of the resources I came across. I’ve attempted to only include some of the big name / best out there. Hope these...

Stackoverflow – A Great Resource for the Budding Programmer.

Stackoverflow – A Great Resource for the Budding Programmer.

Stackoverflow is a niche site, but for its niche it is absolutely amazing. The site features a tremendous community of developers who ask and respond to questions. This creates both a huge knowledge base...

Ramblings on Search.

Ramblings on Search.

A Better Search Engine. X= (C*15) + (E*40) + ((A1*40) + (A2*30) + (A3*20) + (A4*10) + (A5*5)) + (M*20) X = The ranking value for any given entry for a given search query....

ScrewTurn Wiki (ASP.NET Software).

ScrewTurn Wiki (ASP.NET Software).

For those who are interested in website design / management ScrewTurn Wiki will probably be of interest. Free, open source (GPLv2), and under constant development ScrewTurn Wiki is a ASP.NET wiki application. I use...

My Platform as a Service (PaaS) List.

My Platform as a Service (PaaS) List.

Some people are going to be up in arms over this list – because it isn’t truly a PaaS (platform as a service) list. I’m sure some noticeable entries are missing and some non-noticeable...

Microsoft’s Free Development Tools.

Microsoft’s Free Development Tools.

I remember as a teenager programming for years in QBASIC – a free, lite version of QuickBasic Microsoft bundled with DOS and early versions of Windows. It was great fun – but I yearned...