Quick Look – Angular HTTP Calls

Quick Look – Angular HTTP Calls

In my previous post, we focused on binding some data in the UI to data being returned from our ContactsService. In this post, we are going to make this a little more real and modify that service to call an ASP.NET Core backend. For starters, let’s write a quick ASP.NET Core backend that will handle […]

Spooky Software Failures

Spooky Software Failures

Software is pretty amazing. Without software, a lot of problems could never be solved. Without software, we couldn’t do a lot of things on massive scales. But software has its problems. As a whole, we as an industry don’t have a great track record of preventing these problems. One type of software we would all […]

Quick Look – Angular Data Binding

Quick Look – Angular Data Binding

In my previous post, we took a quick look at Angular’s routing. In this post, we are taking a quick look at Angular’s data binding. One thing that’s pretty lame about our previous example is all the data is just backed into the page. With this blog post, we are going to pull static data […]

Quick Look – Angular Routing

Quick Look – Angular Routing

One of the great things about Angular is that it provides everything pretty much out of the box. You don’t have to string together a bunch of tools, you can just focus on solving problems. In this blog post, we are going to focus on the Angular Router. Since Angular is a single page application […]

Top 10 Things Overheard in a Development Shop

Top 10 Things Overheard in a Development Shop

#10 – “It’s not really the best, but…” This is often heard when developers don’t come up with the best solution and have to compromise to something that isn’t quite wonderful.   #9 – “What do the logs say?” When problems occur, the first place to look is usually the logs. This actually might be […]

Top Ten Software Villains

Top Ten Software Villains

This afternoon, Doug Durham presented the afternoon keynote at the 2018 Heartland Developers Conference. In his presentation, entitled “Be the Hero – Stop Being the Development Villain”, talks about the ways we as developers can sometimes be the villain and contribute to why software often breaks. But there are other villains in this story, ones […]