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Top 5 things you need to know when programming for the web

By · January 20, 2015

Tagged: Web Development

Over fifteen years of developing for the web, I've learned some lessons the hard way. There are some things they don't teach you in books and tutorials.

Review of popular ASP.NET shared web hosting plans

By · January 16, 2015

Tagged: Website Hosting

Looking for an inexpensive web hosting company for a ASP.NET (or Classic ASP) website? I have experience with five of the most popular hosting company's shared hosting plans: Hostek, Arvixe, SmarterASP, ASPnix and RDO Servers.

Review of freelancer.com contests

By · November 5, 2014

Tagged: Cool Websites

After my bad experience with fiverr.com I decided to try my luck with freelancer.com. Freelancer.com offer a contest service where you create a project and open it up for people to submit their concepts or designs. Then you can award a winner.

Review of fiverr.com

By · October 29, 2014

Tagged: Cool Websites

I was really excited when I first found fiverr.com. Here was a site where you could get almost anything done for $5 (US).

ASP.NET What Server Side controls require a Server Form

By · September 30, 2014

Tagged: ASP.NET Html Forms

This is a list of ASP server side controls that require or do not require to be nested inside of a server form (form runat="server").

ASP.NET Request object cheat sheet

By · August 8, 2014

Tagged: ASP.NET Web Forms

Personally I can never remember which of the Request object properties I need to use to get the requested URL or certain parts of the requested URL.

Using SqlDataReader NextResult to improve performance

By · July 31, 2014

Tagged: ASP.NET Web Forms Databases

On database-driven websites it is commonplace to execute multiple database queries to generate just one page. For example, on the home page of an ecommerce website you might get a list of categories, a list of banner advertisements to display, a list of featured products, and a list of top selling products. I investigate whether it was more efficient to put these multiple queries into one stored procedure and use the SqlDataReader's Next Result method to get the data all in one go.

Classic ASP functions for database queries and SQL injection protection

By · July 28, 2014

Tagged: Classic ASP

If writing database queries in SQL in Classic ASP for SQL Server, rather than using ADO or parameterised queries, you can use these functions to correctly format your data and protect against SQL injection.

Best practices for membership systems, login pages and password resets

By · July 23, 2014

Tagged: Web Security

Developing a secure membership system can be complicated as there are many potential danger areas that you must be aware of. In this post I hope to cover all of the areas you need to think about and plan for.

How to view 'Entity Framework DbEntityValidation Exception was unhandled by user code' errors?

By · July 23, 2014

Tagged: ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Web Forms

If you are using Entity Framework and have received this error message and have been frustrated by not being able to see what the actual problem is in Visual Studio then there is a simple solution.

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John Avis ...mostly about web development and programming, with a little bit of anything else related to the Internet, computers and technology.

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