Lessons In Learning: Entity Framework

I made some time in the last week to get started on an app I’ve been planning to make for a while, and the first stage of creating it involved following an EF tutorial that didn’t go quite as planned. The App: ClientScheduler The app I’m starting to...

Googling Myself: On Using a Middle Initial

My name isn’t all that common. On NameStatistics.com, Wall is #555 in the USA, and Craig is #90 in the list of first names. You’d think there wouldn’t be many notable people named “Craig Wall” around. There aren’t really, but all...

What I’ve Been Up To: WordPress, Organization, Planning

I haven’t posted the rest of the past tutorial for a while, so I wanted to update a bit on what I’ve been up to. Exploring Volunteering Options I was on vacation from work last week, and my wife asked if I’d be interested in managing the events page...

MVC Study Log–Getting Started With EF, Part 2

Creating the Data Models, and explaining a little bit about primary keys and foreign keys. Creating the Data Model Contoso University calls for the creation of three entities: Course, Enrollment, and Student. These entities are placed in separate class files, so I...

Link Friday #5–Feb. 6, 2015

The content that has caught my interest this week as a programming novice. C#, .NET and Visual Studio YouTube Downloader Using C# .NET (Code Project) Small C# YouTube video downloader with explanation Object Oriented, Test Driven Design in C# and Java: A Practical...

MVC Study Log–Getting Started With EF, Part 1

I ran through an ASP.NET MVC tutorial on the Microsoft ASP.NET website as a bit of a refresher for me. I both typed out the code in the tutorial and created something extra using that tutorial to make sure I could think for myself a bit. Here’s Part 1 of that...

Link Friday #4 — Jan. 30, 2015

The content that has caught my interest this week as a programming novice. C#, .NET and Visual Studio Visual Studio Time Saver–the layout you want when you want it (Susan Ibach) A description of some layout-related features of Visual Studio 2015. The Developer’s Guide...

What is MVC? A Small Explanation

I’m running through a tutorial using ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework. In the meantime though, I wanted to give a short explanation of what the MVC framework actually is. Resources Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 5 – Rick Anderson, Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman...

Link Friday #3 – Jan. 23, 2015

The content that has caught my interest this week as a programming novice. C#, .NET and Visual Studio Sharpening Developer Productivity with ReSharper (Visual Studio Magazine) I’ve known of ReSharper, but I’ve been hesitant to use it as some kind of crutch while...

Blogging Tools

WordPress makes blogging super easy, but there was one aspect of this whole thing I underestimated: Posting source code to a blog. Here’s a quick note on two things I learned about last week: Windows Live Writer 2012, and the Source Code Shortcodes in WordPress....