Ionic Framework - Quick Installation Guide

Getting started on Ionic actually isn't a straight-forward process. While the technology being used is basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the underlying process still requires Android and/or iOS. I will focus on the Android piece but most of the information can easily translate to IOS. This post assumes that Node JS and NPM are installed in your system. I'm also using Windows 8 so your file path may vary. To get started with development on Ionic, there's a few things that you will need which is composed of 3 main parts. The first part would be Apache Cordova itself which is a framework that allow…

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Configuring ASP.NET on IIS in Windows 8

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I've installed web applications on various IIS versions on different Windows platforms and I always find some task to be annoying. Here are some common issues and how to get it resolved. This post is specific to IIS 6 and Windows 8. I will keep this post up to date as possible as I encounter or think about them. Problem 1 By default, if you're using an App Pool that is set to ApplicationPoolIdentity as the process model identity, you will get an error if your connection string is set to IntegratedSecurity=true. This means that the authentication is tied to the local credentials. Solutions a.)…

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Resolving the StructureMap.ObjectFactory is obsolete warning message.

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If you're using StructureMap 3.1.x for your IoC container for .NET, you might have encountered the message, "StructureMap.ObjectFactory is obsolete: 'ObjectFactory will be removed in a future 4.0 release of StructureMap. Favor the usage of Container class for future work'" The old way of configuring the StructureMap dependency resolver was to do something like: public IContainer Container { get { return (IContainer)HttpContext.Current.Items["_Container"]; } set { HttpContext.Current.Items["_Container"] = value; } } DependencyResolver.SetResolver(new SMDepend…

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ASP.NET vNext on OSX

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I recently purchased a MacBook Air so I can work on projects when on the road. With the recent updates to ASP.NET and being available on all platforms (Windows, OSX, Linux), I wanted to bring the same development experience on the OSX (currently on Yosemite). This post will provide a quick start on being able to write ASP.NET vNext apps on OSX. KVM I started by bringing in the KVM (K Version Manager) which is used to build and run ASP.NET provided on this link. KVM is used to manage and get the runtime (KRE - K Runtime Environment) for .NET. The way to bring this in is to use Homebrew which i…

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Inspiring documentaries on Startups

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I love startups and I've always been fascinated with the ideas, how things gets developed and executed, passionate individuals, and all the way down to venture capitalists and funding. Obviously, ideas are very important but the truth is, it's all about finding the right people to execute on those ideas and furthermore build upon the initial idea. Having the right team, talent and drive (including luck-- being at the right place at the right time and knowing the right people) puts you on the right track. Ideas by itself doesn't mean much if you can't execute, period. I've read the book, "Lean…

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