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I was speaking with one of the people I am mentoring at the moment, and he turned round and said “You are clever, you always know the answer, even if you have to work it out”, to which I replied “I’m not clever, I’m just old and I know to keep up”. This was in […]

Version 1 of C# was released in 2002. Now with the Rosyln release we are at version 6. I remember the furore when Microsoft brought out its Java product and all the criticism if the Microsoft “Extensions” to the language. I believe C# was the result of this. Who would have thought that a C […]

I have recently been working on an Umbraco project, and have evaluated Courier in order to deploy changes from an internal test site to live. While Courier does the job, I am not very impressed overall. There are a mass of missing links, and next to no information on the web on how to get started. […]

Following on from my recent post on the subject, I was unhappy with the conclusion of that post, because while I was offering many ways to solve the problem, I wasn’t happy with the code. Connecting to a database should be simple? Well to be fair to Sql/Server it is, but there are numerous ways […]

Umbraco is built on the idea of document types and templates. The document type defines the data that is to appear on a page, the template shows how that data will appear, so when you create content, it is based on a document type and a choice of templates that you are allowed to use […]

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