How to deal with people you can't stand, in the workplace

Let's be honest, wherever you work, there is always at least one person who you can't stand. Let's call them Bob. There are many "Bobs" in the workplace. You need to know what to look out for and how to deal with them.

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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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Umbraco Alternate Template Feature (bug)

There is an annoying feature in Umbraco which, when not wanted, seems like a bug. If you want to view a page with a different template, you can enter the url/templateAliasName

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Dynamic placeholder images

I found this and thought it would be really useful, especially for designers or people mocking up sites. If you ever need a placeholder image, you don’t need to create one, you can just use this url with the size of placeholder image you want:

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Create a redirect page in Umbraco without editing the config file

If you or your client needs to be able to create short urls or links to other sites without wanting to add it as a redirect in the web config, then this is the post for you. You can create them as umbraco pages that act as fast links or redirects.

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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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Helper methods for retrieving web config app settings

This post gives you some examples of how you can check for errors when retrieving web.config app setting values.

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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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LINQPad

I recently came across this fantastic resource. It is called LINQPad. You can use it to test any C#, F# or VB snippet or program. You can even use it to query databases in LINQ or SQL. It's ideal if you find some code on the internet that you want to quickly…

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Creating members in Umbraco programmatically

This post gives you the code for creating members programmatically in Umbraco. When you use this code, you can pass in the member's username, name, email address and optionally you can pass in their password and optionally assign them to a role/group.

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