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How to use a custom local dev url without having to edit the hosts file

Here is a really useful tip for all web developers. It shows you how you use custom urls for your local dev machine websites without having to edit the hosts file.

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What is TDD? How to get started with Test Driven Development

This post gives you an introduction into Test Driven Development. It uses a simple, real world example to show you how to get started.

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3 Features of ES7 (and Beyond) That You Should Be Using, Now

JavaScript is anything but a "static" language (pun intended). It seems everything is changing - even the naming of releases has changed, with years marking the language version. But which features you can use now? Or Soon? It isn't always obvious, but there a…

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How to set up Continuous Deployment for MVC and Umbraco using AppVeyor

This guide walks you Through how to set up AppVeyor for continuous delivery of an MVC or Umbraco site.

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How to create a Hangman Chat Bot game in Node.js using Microsoft Bot Framework

This post will show you step by step how to create a Chat Bot using Node.js and the Microsoft Bot Framework. Don't be put off if you've never used node.js before. It's really easy to use. You don't need to be an expert to write node.js programs. Anyone can fol…

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What is Clean Code?

The term “Clean Code” could be confusing for beginners. What does it mean? You clean the car, you clean your bedroom, how do you clean your code?

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How to inline CSS and JavaScript bundles in MVC

This post shows you how you can combine bundling and minification with inline styles and scripts in MVC.

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How to deploy an ASP.NET website using Umbraco as an example

This post gives you step by step instructions for how to deploy an ASP.NET website. In the video I'm using an Umbraco site as an example, but it applies to any ASP.NET website. If you are unsure of any of the steps then watch the video.

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What is .NET Core? 7 Things you should know.

This post explains to you what .NET Core is, what it is used for and tells you whether you need to use it or not.

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Umbraco Related Links into C# Class Objects

This post gives you a handy little helper method to turn your related links property into a C# class object to make it easier to work with.

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