Managing AWS Credentials for .NET Developers

When developing .NET apps that use AWS, it’s helpful to know that there are a number of ways to store credentials. These can be used for AWS SDK for .NET calls in your app, or AWS CLI

Validating Start/End dates in AngularJS

In this scenario, the user is prompted for starting/ending dates. Ideally these are validated as the user is filling out the form (rather than on submit). However the co-dependence between different fields makes directive use difficult. I

Angular Bootstrap Date Picker validation fix

The Angular Bootstrap date picker is very helpful for UI look/feel. But its validation is inadequate. Javascript is used to determine the date. So I enter 1/1/1, it’s parsed as a valid date even though it’s likely

Why I like WordPress

Is it surprising that after years of developing and implementing web sites, that I should be singing the praises of WordPress? Not really. I first noticed WordPress as I was seeking information on a content management system

Git: Merging changes from one upstream branch into another

Let’s say we have two branches, “Development” and “Testing”, in the upstream repository.    Our developers push their changes to the Development branch.  Periodically during the development cycle, we’ll need to update our Testing branch to bring it

Using Git with Visual Studio 2013

In this post I’ll outline how to make code changes when using Git with Visual Studio. This applies regardless of where git is hosted (TFS, GitHub or elsewhere). Git differs from other source control because of its

Getting started with Git/TFS

I recently moved one of my projects to a TFS Git repository.  But Git did not start out as a Microsoft product, and Git is a relatively recent addition to TFS.   The TFS Visual Studio tools

Jenkins with MSBuild

It’s safe to say I’m a huge proponent of Continuous Integration.  I got started with CruiseControl, and moved on to TeamCity a few years ago.  Now, in need of a new system, I’ve set my sights on

Waiting indicator using AngularJS interceptors

There are a number of needs that routinely come up when putting together a web UI.   This indicator notifies the user that action is occurring in the background, and goes away automatically when everything is done. This

AngularJS Interceptors for logging service calls

I should start a series of angularJS posts called “stupid angularJS tricks”, because I’m always trying to figure out how to do this or that. Thank goodness for other peoples’ blogs! In my project, I’m building out