Over to the dark side: WordPress

After a year (or more) of struggling with getting good SEO for a website I cobbled together, my client and I have decided to bite the bullet and switch out custom .NET site over to WordPress. This was a much taller order than I had hoped. Worse, we’ve lost some functionality along the way. 

Building a website with Google

A while ago we launched a new website that was built around a core of Google services. This site has some interesting features. Nothing ground-breaking. But it does illustrate just how much you can do with the Google developer APIs.

Updating App.Config on-the-fly

Like most .NET developers, I use an application configuration file to store information that will be needed by my application at run-time. But what happens if you want to change the values that your application is using while the application is running? Fear not: there is a solution!

Google Mapping API – Markers, Polygons, Points, Oh My!

If you’ve gone through my site, you probably know that I work as a contractor a good part of the time. Because of that I’m exposed to a lot of different technology / libraries. The most recent library has been Google Mapping API. I’ve learned about Markers, Polygons, Points and had the chance to play with some Javascript again. Good times.

More SEO Magic

I’m undertaking a more challenging search term in my “Prove It To Me – SEO Experiment” series. Let’s see if we can put this concept to work successfully. More SEO magic for you.

Getting hierarchical (nested) data from DataSets

The other day I was struggling with generating XML data from a database I was working with. After talking with a co-worker, he mentioned using Transact-SQL and the “For XML Explicit” options related to a query. So I looked at how to accomplish this task using the .NET Framework.