Get a flat list of exception and inner exception error messages

Debugging errors can be difficult, especially when you need to see the errors inside the errors. This post shows you how you can get all errors as a collection of errors rather than them being hidden inside other errors. You can create an extension method like…

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How to get the current logged in Umbraco user and restrict front end content

This post shows you how to get the current logged in Umbraco user and restrict content on the front end of the site.

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How to get the YouTube thumbnail preview image from a video

This post will help you if you want to get the preview image for a YouTube video. You may want to you this if you want to trigger the video to launch in a pop up window, or you want to link to the video.

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Getting Dialogue Forum package to work with Umbraco 7.4.3

This post shows you how to overcome the problems with installing the Dialogue forum package in your Umbraco site.

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We get promoted to our own level of incompetence

This is true in many organisations where you are able to get promoted and work your way up the ladder.

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How to get the file path of a media item in umbraco

This post shows you how to get the file path of the item so you can use it for the src of an image or as a link to a document.

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MVC client side form validation

This post shows you how you can do client side, unobtrusive validation on your MVC form. It assumes you have already set up your Model, View and Controller, but you just need to know how to get it to validate on the client side.

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Test your programming skills with Project Euler

If you enjoy writing code and solving puzzles, you will love Project Euler. It is filled with mathematical puzzles which require you to write some code to get the answer. You could use the problems as a chance to write out the solution in a different programmi…

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Do what makes you feel uncomfortable

Throughout your career and life in general there will be times where you feel uncomfortable when doing a job or a task. Your natural reaction may be to stop doing that task (if you can get away with it) or you may want to avoid doing it all together. My advice…

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10 FREE, highly useful, tools for web developers

Over the years I have found many useful free tools to help me in my job as a Web Developer. In this post, I share 10 of my favourite free tools with you so you can get the benefit of them too.

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