Web application developer

Build projects without reference in Visual Studio

In the Visual Studio project for The Monack Framework packages are load dynamically. With this architecture there are no references from the main project to the package project which causes the package project not to built when the main project is built. In this post I will explain how to make sure all projects are built, even if there is no reference to that project.

willem | Apr 13 2015 9:28 PM| No Comments | more...

Self hosting WCF service

In this final post of my series about WCF I will show you how to make a WCF service available by hosting it in executable code. In the example I use a console application. In a real world situation this should be a windows service but for debugging purposes and since this is only a proof of concept I use a console app.

willem | Nov 21 2014 1:57 PM| No Comments | more...

WCF service with Named Pipes

The nice thing of WCF is that you can easily switch connection methods. the only thing you need to change is some configuration and the type of the connection classes you’re using. All other code remains the same.

willem | Nov 6 2014 1:54 PM| No Comments | more...

WCF service with TCP connection

In this fourth post of my series about creating and using a WCF service, I'll show you how to create a WCF service that accepts TCP connections. TCP should be faster than using the service over HTTP since there is less overhead, but a complete performance analysis is beyond the scope of this article.

willem | Nov 5 2014 3:42 PM| No Comments | more...

Hosting a WCF service in IIS

In previous posts I described how to create a basic web service and connect to it without using a proxy generated by Visual Studio. The next step is to describe how to setup IIS to use WCF through Http and connect to it with a client.

willem | Mar 25 2014 7:23 PM| No Comments | more...

About Me

I'm a web application developer specializing in asp.net. I have skills in asp.net, C#, html5, javascript, asp.net mvc, design patterns and more.

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Random background module

This module for Orchard CMS lets you upload a list of images. For every page it chooses one randomly and sets it a the background image.

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The Monack Framework

This open source framework makes it easy to build and develiver custom web applications. Unfortunately I can't spent much time on it so it is still work in progress. 

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Since I decided to create this website in Orchard and didn't know anything about
it when I started, I also post my experiences with this CMS.