Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Apps for SharePoint

In case you installed Visual Studio 2013 Preview onto a fresh machine (in my case Windows 8.1 Preview) and ran into one of the following problems when creating an App for SharePoint install the prerequisites mentioned below… Problems on compiling the empty ASP.NET MVC (App for SharePoint template solution): The type or namespace name ‘SharePointContextFilter’ … More Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Apps for SharePoint

When a missed flight is not a lost opportunity – the birth of a product

“If you never miss a plane, you’re spending too much time at the airport.” George Stigler, U.S. economist In my case it was more a combination of a traffic jam and an invalid ticket that caused me to fly to Madrid a day later than originally planned. Most people would consider this a nuisance. For … More When a missed flight is not a lost opportunity – the birth of a product

“Bob is on BeardGroomers.com” – Your system is leaking information

Exchange BeardGroomers.com with a more risqué site and at best the grapevine starts talking. In the worst case political views, private activities etc are used to blackmail you. A very common security best practice is to avoid information leakage on web sites. This basically means you shouldn’t be able to figure out if a user … More “Bob is on BeardGroomers.com” – Your system is leaking information

SAP .net Connector 2.0 (NCo) RFC Server in “Running” State but not appearing in SAP

Recently I was involved in upgrading an old component from one SAP server to a different one. It uses SAP Connector 2.0 which is still supported but has it’s end of life in 2013. The PROGID, Gateway Server and Host were changed to point to the new server and the application log showed that the … More SAP .net Connector 2.0 (NCo) RFC Server in “Running” State but not appearing in SAP

Great Sites! Great First Impressions? Learning from the best landing pages available.

In the past I never gave too much thought to the design of my web applications. Lived by the motto “if it succeeds I’ll hire a designer”. This time I’m taking a different approach. Mainly because I really believe that we are building something big. But how do you go around designing a web application. … More Great Sites! Great First Impressions? Learning from the best landing pages available.

How do I run dotLess on embedded resources? or How to embed .less files in assemblies?

I’m in the process of creating one central library for future ASP.NET libraries that will do all the setup and wiring of the infrastructure and also deliver core files (e.g. Twitter Bootstrap CSS + JS). In .NET Assemblies non-code (i.e. content files, such as .less files) can be embedded by changing the build action on … More How do I run dotLess on embedded resources? or How to embed .less files in assemblies?