Resizing Images With JavaScript

One of my current projects is a mobile web application that allows users to upload receipts to an expense reporting system. We are using Telerik's ASP.NET AsyncUpload control. Overall, the control works great and provides a lot of great features out of the box like client side file validation…

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Comparing Swift and C#

Lately I've been reading through the Swift book released by Apple to introduce their new programming language. Overall, Swift is a big change from the verbose syntax of Objective-C. It's also exciting to have the opportunity to learn a new language while it's still in beta. Swift borrows elements from…

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Using jQuery.ajax with ASP.NET Update Panel

The UpdatePanel in ASP.NET is a useful tool that prevents you from having to refresh the whole page for each server request. It uses the script manager to make ajax requests to the server. This all works well on simple pages with a few controls, but things get can…

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Entity Framework - Model First

Microsoft's Entity Framework provides developers with several methods for creating underlying data structures for their applications. The Model First approach provides an easy to use design interface for visually mapping out entities and relationships. In the following examples I am using Visual Studio 2013, but 2010 and 2012 provide most…

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