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What is JetBrains Rider?

This post answers some question you may have about the new product called Rider from JetBrains.

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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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The day I hacked Troy Hunt's website to delete my data

I needed to remove my personal details from Troy Hunt's website. This post shows you why and how I did it.

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How to protect media items in Umbraco

This post shows you how to protect media in Umbraco. It works on the idea that you can put the media you want to protect in a parent folder, perhaps called 'Protected'. In that you can have your files and folders which are not public. But you can also have pub…

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Simple Web API Helper for Umbraco and MVC

This post gives you the code to help you build an API url with the parameters and a quick way to call a simple get method and parse the results to the object you are expecting back from the API.

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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 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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How to get a free HTTPS Certificate (SSL)

This post shows you how you can get a free HTTPS (SSL) certificate for your website

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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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Developer Question - Passion or Profession?

I want to hear from other developers to find out if they see their job as a developer/programmer as just their job which they turn up for and go home, or whether they are extremely passionate about it, and it is part of who they are.

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