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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Write, test and share .NET code in your browser with dotnetfiddle

I recently found this free online tool called dotnetfiddle. It was inspired by jsfiddle. It allows you to write, test and share .NET code in your browser.

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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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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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7 simple tips to improve your .NET website

Here are 7 simple tips to help you improve your .NET website

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XML Sitemap in Umbraco website

This post shows you how to create an XML sitemap in your Umbraco website. I will share the code I have used to create my XML sitemap page http://www.codeshare.co.uk/xmlsitemap You will need an XML sitemap when you submit your site to search engines.

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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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How to create a custom styled twitter feed for your website

In this tutorial I show you how to create your own custom twitter feed for your website, which you will have full control over the styling, like the one I have on my about page. It also pulls through the follower count. This tutorial is meant for an MVC websit…

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How to create a custom Slack integration using webhooks

This post gives you the code and simple instructions on how to create your own custom integration for slack, written in .NET C#

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How to create a page view hit counter in Umbraco

This post gives you a tutorial on how to create a page view hit counter in Umbraco for recording page views.

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