Posts Tagged ‘ASP.NET’

ASP.NET MVC 4 Hosting

April 18th, 2013 Comments off

On the one hand I don’t like to shill for people too much; on the other I like to endorse people or services that make my life easier or better.  I’m a big fan of Samsung for their line of Galaxy products (S3, Note 2, Tab 10.1 and 7), Microsoft for Visual Studio and .NET and for their training material.


I used GoDaddy for years because I got some good deals with them.



Azure DB Connection errors

February 16th, 2013 1 comment

I was working through a training and ran into an issue that occurs often with technology.  Examples and expectations of someone presenting seem to consistently diverge from real world experience.  It’s not the presenter’s fault; it’s the nature of the material.

In my example I was studying about Microsoft ASP.NET applications and the presenter made course material available but PluralSight charges $49/month (or $499/year) to get that and I’m trying to stick with the $29/month (or $299/year) model.  That means that to follow along I have to do whatever it takes to reproduce the same kind of environment.  Since I didn’t have the database available but I have access to Windows Azure development platforms from my corporate MSDN license (thanks, work) I thought a good option would be to host an SQL database on Azure and use that for my training.