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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 create a custom 404 page handler via a package action in Umbraco

This post shows you how you can use package actions to modify, update, or set configurations for your Umbraco site on your package install event.

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Why is Umbraco CMS so rubbish?

You may have used it before, or you may be using it now and the thought might go through your head "Why is Umbraco so rubbish" or other words to that effect.

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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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How to migrate or downgrade a SQL Server database to a lower version

This post shows you how you can migrate or downgrade a SQL Server database from one version to a lower or earlier one. E.g. 2016 to 2014, 2014 to 2012, 2012 to 2008 etc

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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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Wireless Mouse Review

I bought a good cheap wireless mouse and decided to make a review video about it.

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How to use an Umbraco data type to populate an MVC Drop Down List

If you use Umbraco and you create forms using MVC and razor, perhaps a contact form, you might want to populate a dropdownlist with data controlled by the Umbraco backoffice. This post shows you how to do that.

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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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