Random thoughts of wisdom - the personal blog of Michael Holm Andersen

New (free) ebooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Interested in learning about Windows Server 2012, Building Cloud Apps using Microsoft Azure, Windows 8.1, creating applications using Xamarin.Forms, Programming Windows Store Apps … or more-or-less any other topic related to the Microsoft platform? – take a look at all the free books from Microsoft ... [More]

It’s pretty safe to use CSS3 on your website!

Today most browsers support CSS3 / HTML5 (..even though the biggest limiting factor of course still is – older – versions of Internet Explorer!) And with the vast array of online CSS3 generators there really is no excuse for still using PNG and other old techniques to achieve dropshadows, rounded co... [More]

Composite C1 - THE best open source .NET CMS?

I’m in the process of making a small website for a customer and after KimJ have recommended Composite C1 several times, I figured it was time to give it a go! Composite C1 was originally a commercial CMS (develop by Danes), however this changed September 2010 where it became free and open source, of... [More]

Awesome free book site!

Just talked to Kim (thank you so much for the link!) on Skype and he mentioned a very cool link: The site (as seen below) contains tons of free e-books about programming and web technologies: If you’re into C# – Be sure to check out this free book: Ultra-Fast ASP.NET 4.5,... [More]

ASP.NET Web Controls Naming Conventions

A consistent naming pattern is one of the most important elements of predictability and discoverability in a managed class library. Widespread use and understanding of these naming guidelines should eliminate unclear code and make it easier for developers to understand shared code. Here are Microso... [More]

Get 3 Months Free at Code School

If you’re interested in coding, you might want to check out this offer from New Relic. Thanks to REL (Rene) for mailing me this :-)

Free e-books

Syncfusion have released a bunch of free e-books which you can download here: The topics include (not complete list): - Typescript - jQuery - Windows Azure - Unit Testing - Knockout.js + other very inter... [More]

New release of Ajax Control Toolkit works with ASP.NET 4.5

This is the first release of the Ajax Control Toolkit which supports the .NET 4.5 framework. Go check it out:

C# and LINQ. Extension methods overview

Found an awesome article (serie) about C# – part 3 discussed C# and LINQ and contains a detailed description of the different extension methods used in LINQ – a “must read” article:

ASP.NET Viewstate Viewer add-on

If you’re a ASP.NET (WebForm) web developer and you worry about Viewstate (which you should!) – you might find this Firefox add-on very useful: The add-on displays the viewstate of the current ASP.NET page in the stat... [More]