• .NET Mobile

    There’s a Tool for That: 13 Essential Tools for the Ninja Web Developer

    When I am not hacking code, I can usually be found tinkering with cars.  I have been working on cars for a long time, and have acquired quite a collection of tools along the way.  It’s safe to say I love tools much to my fiancée’s dismay. =)   In this blog I highlight a few tools I find useful for web development, and best of all, almost all of them are completely free! General Tools Fiddler Fiddler is one of the best HTTP debugging tools available today. It can be used any time you want to capture all HTTP traffic between your computer, and...
  • .NET Mobile

    Another Awesome VS11 Feature - WAI-ARIA Support

    Taking a Step Back – What is Accessibility? Accessibility is always  a large concern when creating applications. Whether these are meant for the web, desktop machines, or even mobile devices, accessibility is a huge factor. I have often run into scenarios where developers are not even aware of accessibility concerns, or decide to leave it as one of those “oh, I’ll get to it later” tasks on their TODO list. Some of you might even be asking yourself what accessibility actually is. Well, when I talk about accessibility I’m referring to the ability for your application to function for people with...
  • .NET Mobile

    The Present and Future of Using JSON in WebForms

    JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is the way to handle data on the client these days. It really is the cat’s pajamas. Almost all the client-side widgets or libraries that you’ll be working with will most likely be utilizing JSON, and sending large chunks of data over the wire as JSON as opposed to other bulky forms of data can lead to some dramatic performance increase across any application. I often come across individuals not sure of what JSON is, or how they can use it today, and I wanted to address this issue in a blog post. Of course I...
  • .NET Mobile

    Take a Walk on the Client Side with WebAPI and WebForms

    In my last blog I introduced the basics of using ASP.NET AJAX and WebAPI together in the same project.  In addition, I showed how to bind results from WebAPI to a Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX Grid. In this blog I will continue down this path and implement insert, update, and delete operations using WebAPI and RadGrid! Note: While this post focuses on using WebAPI in conjunction with RadGrid, most of the client code can be used when working with RadGrid in client mode.Set It Up! To get started an additional reference needs to be added to the project: System.Net.Http.Formatting Adding this reference allows us...
  • .NET Mobile

    Stay Tuned - See What’s Coming to Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX Next Version

    Some of you, who’ve read one of my previous blog posts, already have an idea what’s coming to Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2012. Now I am happy to tell you that we have the full list of all new controls and interesting features published and accessible through our public roadmap. The page has a brand new design and is easy to find it through the site navigation (Yeeey). Take your time to check it out here. Then don’t forget to share your feedback or ask questions by leaving a comment below. You know it’s valuable.  What’s next? Wait for the beta, which...