• Dec 31 2015

    Initial Takes on AngularJS vs. KnockoutJS from a .NET Developer

    BY: Danielle Ferguson
    General use JavaScript libraries and frameworks have been revolutionizing web development for a decade now. Since the release of jQuery in 2006, JavaScript libraries have been quickly replacing traditional use of JavaScript. Today, more than 65% highest traffic sites on the web use jQuery. Since then, a number of other frameworks and libraries have been introduced. In this post I am going to concentrate on two such libraries, AngularJS and KnockoutJS, and provide some general comparisons from the perspective of a .NET developer who is fairly new to each.
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  • Dec 17 2015

    Web Accessibility Tips and Tricks

    BY: Zach Winnie
    Web accessibility is an important criteria for any website or web app, and is one that should be considered by all people involved: designs, developers, site owners, site contributors, site testers, and end users. The United Nations estimates that one in ten of the world’s people lives with a disability, and that number is expected to grow as the world’s population continues to grow older and live longer.
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  • Dec 03 2015

    Powershell, VSO Rest API and vNext Builds

    BY: Susan Williams
    Let's take a look at a simple example of using the Visual Studio Online REST API to retrieve information about a build using PowerShell. Then we'll take a look at how we can use the information we retrieved in a vNext build step.
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  • Nov 19 2015

    4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a CMS

    BY: Britton Karon
    Let’s face it, your next web or digital project is going to be a massive undertaking. Whether it’s a brochure-style marketing website or a full-blown enterprise e-commerce solution, making the right choices up-front is going to set the tone for the entire lifecycle of the site – not just the development phase.
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  • Nov 05 2015

    How to Use PowerShell to Complete an Ongoing Task

    BY: William Volpe
    Recently, at Mercury New Media we had a client request that we upload IIS log files to their server on a nightly basis. The request was to rename IIS logs to follow the requested naming convention and to upload the log files in a zip folder each night. We tossed a few ideas around like console apps, custom services and ultimately settled on a PowerShell script executed by our VM’s task scheduler to fulfill our client’s need. A simple yet effective solution that would be portable and flexible.
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