Squeegee

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azure technology web development

What started as an exercise in skills refresh for me has finally grown into a side-project that went live today: Squeegee A personal finance software SaaS product. Yes there’s a thousand of those out there already, but I used this as an exercise in learning how to take an idea all the way to fruition. There’s clearly more work to be done, but it’s a satisfying milestone to reach. It would be great if you could check it out and let me know what you think! …

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Ditching GoDaddy

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I have a number of domains I originally registered with GoDaddy and I’ve finally dumped them. I’ve transferred both the DNS hosting and the Registration over to DNSimple. I got sick of trying to be sold dumb shit, piss poor web interface, and just sleazy marketing with GoDaddy. They were damn cheap I’ll give them that.  If you want to do something similar, here’s an overview: You can change just your DNS hosting You can also move over your Registration (I recommend going the whole hog) You can…

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Quick and dirty Azure SQL database backup

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azure backup cloud databases restore sql web development

Before I made a deployment of updated code to www.australianandroidapps.com yesterday I wanted to make a point-in-time backup of the database that runs the site in case I needed to rollback the changes. I then realised I’d never done this before. I found that you have two options: Copy – which is neat and simple and creates a copy of your database on the same server Export The Export option has a few more steps but also lets you download the file and restore locally if you want to. Ideal for gra…

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TechEd - Building Responsive Web Applications with MVC4, WebAPI and HTML5

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asp.net development microsoft mvc technology web development

This session was presented by Brendan Kowitz (@brendankowitz) a Senior Developer from Readify and covered building responsive mobile web applications with MVC4, WebAPI and HTML5.  Overview Building a great user experience Data + WebAPI Going offline Packaging  Why responsible mobile web applications? Responsive, fluid usage, respond to online and offline events Interact with device hardware and storage to create a personalised experience Build and package for app stores across platforms  Why…

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