You've moved your ASP.NET MVC application into production and all of your lovely AJAX calls have started failing. The solution is to ensure the URLs you're using in your AJAX calls are absolutely correct.
If users enter an invalid URL, then ASP.NET MVC will handle the problem by issuing a generic HTTP error. Here's how to give users more support (plus some advice on avoiding the problem altogether).
When things go wrong in production, logging provides a way of going back through an application's history to find out what happened. Here's the simplest possible way to use Peter's favorite third-party logging utility: NLog.
Peter revisits an earlier tip on how to use stored procedures to speed up your code. This version makes your stored procedures simpler … though you may have to write a little more code to make the call.
In the real world, you'll often need to display constant and repeating data, a.k.a. Master/Detail pages. Custom templates are the cleanest, simplest way for you to manage them.
You don't always want to display the same data the same way. Here are your options for leveraging custom templates in Views to meet all of your needs -- and the code you need when a template won't do the job.
Peter reviews some of the more spectacularly incorrect things he's told other people and then draws some conclusions.
Some things only matter to the true nerd. So, if you're looking for a genuinely useful article, this isn't it.
It's what unit testing should be. Here's how to use it to test your apps.
- By Jason Roberts
Stored procedures can speed up your code by reducing trips to your database -- even if you only have one SQL statement to execute. Here's how to speed up your application (and how to simplify your stored procedure code).
The .NET Framework has two collections that will guarantee your items are always sorted whenever you process the collection. Here's how to choose between the two and how to control the sort order (including supporting duplicate entries).
Now that you know how to use them (see Part 1 if you don't), it's time to create custom ones.
- By Jason Roberts
Peter's convinced you're not using Shared and static members enough, but then he's also convinced that none of you know about all the ways you can use those two keywords.
You don't have to give up on creating dynamic queries just because you're using Entity Framework. Entity SQL and ObjectQuery will let you generate queries at runtime and still let you update your data through Entity Framework.
You don't need to worry about keeping your current job -- it will be gone, eventually. What you want to worry about is keeping your next job. That means developing the right skills to the right level for the package you intend to provide to employers.