There is no doubt that all of us have heard about the security breaches of numerous Fortune 500 companies. From credit card information hijacks to content defilement, there is no shortage of news reports detailing the exploits of uber-hackers or hacker groups. The companies that were aggrieved were so, in part, due to their size. The acclaim for a hacker penetrating Wal-Mart or Citibank will be far greater than that achieved by taking down Joe's Pool & Spa. But the havoc wreaked on…Continue
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The front-end framework of choice for MVC 4 web applications seems to be Knockout.js. It's fairly robust and easy to add/remove from projects via NuGet and provides an MVVM feel much like Silverlight or WPF.
Think of a label control used in WPF. Using data bindings, you tell the label to display certain text. If the object representing the text displayed is updated, WPF kindly…Continue
Posted on May 28, 2013 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment
I have been immersed in Rails development for the last several months and I almost always recommend Rails as the best platform for raising a new website from scratch. Recently, though, an opportunity came up to work on a .NET MVC 4 project. Great, I thought. I get to switch back to my favorite language (C#) and still develop in an MVC framework.
Below, I will compare some major feature areas of both frameworks:…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2013 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment
Screen scraping is defined in Wikipedia as "a computer software technique of extracting information from websites. Usually, such software programs simulate human exploration of the World Wide Web by either implementing low-level Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), or embedding a fully-fledged web browser, such as…Continue
Posted on January 24, 2013 at 11:15am