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Best "Everything Else" Article of December 2015

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Current Entries

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15 Dec 2015
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
This is part 1 of the articles that I want to write for ASP.NET beginners, who want to build their own personal web sites, that mimic characteristics of blog. It covers the ASP.NET web application part.
24 Dec 2015
Frauke
An Exploration of TDD Part 2 - A Data Repository for the Location Class
16 Dec 2015
Bill Wagner
Lambda Syntax and Performance
1 Dec 2015
Camilo Reyes
Build ASP.NET MVC from source code
21 Dec 2015
M.Hussain.
How to broadcast website data using SignalR in MVC
14 Dec 2015
Member 12014821
PowerShell for Office 365
18 Dec 2015
rahulsahay20
Extending Interfaces
16 Dec 2015
Bill Wagner
Exceptional edge cases
14 Dec 2015
Member 12014821
Using CSOM in PowerShell for Office 365
18 Dec 2015
rahulsahay20
Interfaces
14 Dec 2015
CdnSecurityEngineer
Earlier this spring became aware of a new cyber attack (Smishing) spreading across the US after migrating it’s way through Asia. This new attack as you may have already guessed was SMiShing and subsequently it’s close cousin Vishing.
18 Dec 2015
Adam Zuckerman
MVC 4.5 Authentication Differences - Individual User Accounts and Windows Authentication (Part 1)
21 Dec 2015
MarkPearlCoZa
Creating Great Teams, The Pragmatic Bookshelf
30 Dec 2015
Hamid Mosalla
How to retrieve email from Google, Microsoft And Facebook External Login Provider
10 Dec 2015
sbarnes
To barrow an idiom, even bad Mandelbrot is good
15 Dec 2015
dibley1973
Calling a Stored Procedure without Parameters using the StoredProcedureFrameworkThis article is the second in a series of how to use my stronglytyped stored procedure framework to call stored procedures from .Net code in atype safe way.
16 Dec 2015
Bill Wagner
Here are my favourite Visual Studio 2015 extensions
15 Dec 2015
Steve Naidamast
“Agile” and the Problem with Estimates  In today’s increasingly fast paced development environments much is discussed on how to develop applications more quickly and what efficiencies can be implemented towards getting them into production.
17 Dec 2015
Lee P Richardson
Xamarin: 5 reasons I'd do it again in a heartbeat
14 Dec 2015
Gaurav5582
This is an introduction to software architecture.
17 Dec 2015
Talking Dotnet
Gulp is gaining popularity and it has become part of every web application these days. In this post, find list of latest and updated gulp js interview questions and their answers for freshers as well as experienced users.
16 Dec 2015
Gaurav5582
This is part 1 of developer guide to Entity Framework.
23 Dec 2015
PeteBarber
Git Remote Repos with OneDrive
8 Dec 2015
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
I was compiling a few things I would recommend to every beginner in computer programming. Here it is.
10 Jan 2016
adityaswami89
Data Migration from TFS to SVN via GIT with History
2 Dec 2015
FrancoisViljoen
We often end up having code that evaluates various states on a class, just to figure out what other code needs to execute. This little tip is something that we have implemented and we have been able to get noticeable improvements in execution time.
15 Dec 2015
Jamie Munro
I recently blogged about setting up my Raspberry Pi to use the GPIO on my OpenELEC operating system. Once I got it set up, it was time to create my first project. The basic project that is demonstrated on the official Raspberry Pi site is to light up an LED (light emitting diode).
28 Dec 2015
In28Minutes
Understand various Spring Concepts in Questions and Answers format. Useful for getting a quick refresher for interviews too.
17 Dec 2015
Bill Wagner
Lessons from .NET Bootcamp 2.0
11 Dec 2015
lissacoffey
Technology is evolving faster than the speed of light and most likely by the time I finish writing this tip, it will be already outdated.
16 Dec 2015
Intel Corporation
On October 14th, I had the great honor of leading my first workshop at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC 2015) titled “Inspiring Women to Join the Maker Community Through Hackathon Participation”, a topic that I am very passionate about.
16 Dec 2015
Bill Wagner
I forgot to fork before I started working and how to fix it
16 Dec 2015
Bill Wagner
Here are some of my thoughts on yesterday's issue surrounding the GitHub for Visual Studio Extension.
16 Dec 2015
Intel Corporation
If hackathon participation is not on your to-do list, here is a list of the top 10 benefits of hackathon participation, which I am sure, will put hackathons on your radar.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Adam Zuckerman
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Long time software engineer who rambles occasionally about coding, best practices, and other random things.
adityaswami89
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Passionate about Microsoft Technologies like WPF, Windows Azure, ASP.NET, Win Phone and also on Cross platform Mobile Apps, Mongo DB's, IOT & WOT. I love learning and working with (or) Creating Design Patterns . Writer | Technology Evangelist | Technology Lover | Microsoft Developer Guidance Advisory Council Member | Cisco Champion | Speaker |

Blog : http://adityaswami89.wordpress.com/
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan is a computer programmer from Rabwah, Pakistan, and likes .NET Core and Node.js for regular everyday development. He is an expert with Cloud, Mobile, and API development. Afzaal has experience with the Azure platform and likes to build cross-platform libraries/software with .NET Core. Afzaal is an Alibaba Cloud MVP, twice he has been awarded Microsoft MVP status for his community leadership in software development, four times CodeProject MVP status for technical writing and mentoring, and 4 times C# Corner MVP status in the same field.
Anele 'Mashy' Mbanga
Software Developer DanNora Business Solutions
South Africa South Africa
I'm a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, fell inlove with ICT years back with VB5. Used Pick & System Builder to create a windows app. Very curious, developed my first web database app called Project.Show using ExtJS. Published on Google Play Store, learned JQuery Mobile, a project manager at best. My first intranet app eFas with MySQL.

Fear closes people to a lot of things and we hold ourselves back being held by it. Thus the sooner you believe you can't do something, the sooner everything will work towards that belief. Believe in yourself at all times because you can do anything you set your mind to it!

I have a very beautiful woman and four kids, the best joys in the world. East London, South Africa is currently home.

Awards:

Best Mobile Article of February 2015 (First Prize)
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/880508/Create-a-CRUD-web-app-using-JQuery-Mobile-and-Loca

Best Mobile Article of May 2015 (Second Prize)
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/991974/Creating-JQuery-Mobile-CRUD-Apps-using-JQM-Show-Ge

Apps
Bible.Show (Android Store App)
https://www.facebook.com/bibleshow
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.b4a.BibleShow

JQM.Show (Android Store App)
https://www.facebook.com/jqmshow
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.b4a.JQMShow

CodeProject.Show (An offline CodeProject Article writer)
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/993453/CodeProject-Show-A-CodeProject-offline-article-wri
Bill Wagner
Architect Bill Wagner Software LLC
United States United States
Bill Wagner is one of the world's foremost C# developers and a member of the ECMA C# Standards Committee. He is President of the Humanitarian Toolbox, has been awarded Microsoft Regional Director and .NET MVP for 10+years, and was recently appointed to the .NET Foundation Advisory Council. Wagner currently works with companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises improving the software development process and growing their software development teams.
Camilo Reyes
Engineer
United States United States
Husband, father, and software engineer living in Houston Texas. Passionate about JavaScript, C#, and webbing all the things.
CdnSecurityEngineer
Engineer
Canada Canada
I am a Sr Engineer for a major security firm; I have been developing software professionally for 8 years now; I've worked for start ups, small companies, large companies, myself, education. Currently the company I work for has 7,000+ employees worldwide. I am responsible for our platform security, I write code, implement features, educate other engineers about security, I perform security reviews, threat modeling, continue to educate myself on the latest software. By night, I actively work to educate other developers about security and security issues. I also founded a local chapter of OWASP which I organize and run.

I cut my teeth developing in C++ and it's still where my heart is with development, lately I've been writing a lot of C# code & some java, but I do have a project or two coming out in C++ /DiectX 11 whenever I get the time.

When I am not developing code I am spending my time with my wife and daughter or I am lost deep in the woods some where on a camping trip with friends. If you can't find me with a GPS and a SPOT device then chances are I am on the Rugby pitch playing Rugby and having a great time doing so.


You can find more about me and My thoughts on security
dibley1973
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Duane has worked in a commercial software development environment for 9 years, with all but three for a global fashion retailer.

He is proficient in ASP.Net, MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL Server TSQL.
FrancoisViljoen
Architect
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Frauke
CEO Creative Cats
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Frauke's love affair with computers started by drooling over the sheer awesomeness of a ZX81 when she was a child. Since then she has owned a Commodore 128, an Amiga, an Acorn RISC PC (would you believe it) and an assortment of more mainstream laptops and PCs.

Her love of computers and technology in general led her to obtain two Bachelor's degrees in engineering. She has worked both as a hardware and a software engineer, and has been the managing director of her own IT consultancy, Creative Cats, for 15 years now. She helps small businesses and entrepreneurs with their IT needs, providing hands-on support where needed and training where required.

She loves being asked why she decided to become an engineer.

To be able to go out wearing a red shirt and survive, of course.
Gaurav5582
Business Analyst Luce & Morker
India India
I am an Entrepreneur, co-founder of Luce & Morker, a tech enthusiast, car lover, movie buff and foodie. I write posts for our company blog which are mostly about providing helpful tips, advice, and insights related to web design, web development, web technologies etc.

I love reading articles and I like to keep myself updated with latest tech and business related news.
Hamid Mosalla
Software Developer
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Programming is my passion, because I find it so intellectually rewarding. I currently work as a back-end web developer, using Microsoft technology stack, I also blog about my experiences and contribute to open source projects on my free time.
In28Minutes
India India
Ranga Karanam is a Programmer for 15 Years. He is creator of in28Minutes. in28Minutes has 10 Courses with 16,000 Students in Udemy.

We also have a YouTube Channel with more than 24 Courses and 14000 Subscribers - YouTube channel.

Good Luck with your learning.
Intel Corporation
United States United States
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.
Group type: Organisation

42 members

Jamie Munro
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
I am the author of five books: ASP.NET MVC 5 with Bootstrap and Knockout.js, Knockout.js: Building Dynamic Client-Side Web Applications, 20 Recipes for Programming PhoneGap, 20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3, and Rapid Application Development with CakePHP.

I enjoy reading and writing and I like to blog as much as I can on my personal blog EndYourIf.

I'm a father of three kids, twins (boy and a girl) and another baby girl.
Lee P Richardson
Web Developer
United States United States
Lee is a prolific writer, speaker, and video producer on .Net and open source topics. He has published over 100 posts to his personal blog (https://www.leerichardson.com) that have received more than half a million views since 2007. His "Code Hour" YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/leerichardson200) has attracted nearly 1,000 subscribers who have collectively consumed over 5,900 hours of his content. StackOverflow ranks him as a top 2% contributor. He has published 25 articles to CodeProject with an average article rating of 4.96/5. Throughout his 20 year software development consulting career in the DC area he has spoken scores of times at code camps, conferences, and user groups. He created the Siren of Shame (https://sirenofshame.com), and is a Solution Samurai at InfernoRed (http://infernoredtech.com). He is active on twitter where you can reach him @lprichar (https://twitter.com/lprichar).
lissacoffey
Web Developer Buzzfeed
United States United States
I have developed software over the past 20 years. My main expertise is in protocol development. I started with the OSI protocol stack and I then developed a CDPD (an early generation wireless protocol) product from conception to delivery.

I am fluent in C and Assembly languages. The past 6 years I have been developing PHP scripts in a LAMP environment for job tracking software. I am Comptia Linux+ certified.
Group type: Social Group (No members)


M.Hussain.
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
My name is Muhammad Hussain. I'm a Software Engineer.
blog
MarkPearlCoZa
Instructor / Trainer
South Africa South Africa
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
PeteBarber
Team Leader
United Kingdom United Kingdom
My day job is mostly working in C++ with a bit of C#. I write a fair amount of command line based tools and really wish they could have a GUI front-end to them hence why I spend my spare time working with WPF.

I started a blog few years back but didn't do a lot with it. I've started describing some of the interesting programming things I come across on it. Please take a look.
rahulsahay20
Team Leader
India India
I am Software Developer by profession, currently spearheading the development activities with Dell R&D Bangalore. My role is pretty much design analysis and Implementation. Designation wise am Lead here. So, pretty cool stuffs like Development, Requirement Analysis, client interaction are the key attributes of my profile. Also, I take my time to write quick snippets which can be useful to tune the existing software and can be easily integrated with any new software. I also blog @ http://myview.rahulnivi.net

A dedicated and results oriented Software professional and B.Tech (Information Science & Engineering) degree holder, with 7 years of Software Consulting experience. I have an enviable track record through a series of Software Development, Software Support and Software Testing & Debugging. The results have been achieved by a mix of dedication, focus, persuasiveness, and a ‘can do’ attitude. I am able to adapt to new technologies in a quick time. I am well-versed with design and development of .net based applications. I am proactive and self-motivated to identify and acquire current trends and advancements in the organization. I possess the ability to expand job-related knowledge and skills to improve performance and adjust to change.

To associate myself with an organization of repute which provides avenues for growth in the fields of software design, development and implementation, with a strong inclination towards system and penchant for taking up bigger challenges. ➤ My Current work:- Creating new features and maintaining the existing ones for premier customers for dell. I do take care of Dell Account portal end to end. The purpose of this portal is to help enterprise customers with smooth shopping experience @ dell.
sbarnes
CEO
United States United States
No Biography provided
Steve Naidamast
Software Developer (Senior) Black Falcon Software, Inc.
United States United States
No Biography provided
Talking Dotnet
Technical Lead
India India
I am an experienced Software Developer with 11+ years of hands-on experience working with Microsoft.NET technology (ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, C#, SQL Server, Angular).

Visit Talking Dotnet
For ASP.NET Core, read ASP.NET Core Articles

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  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
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  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
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  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
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