Bootswatch Theme Preview Google Chrome Extension

Bootswatch offers many beautiful free themes for bootstrap. Recently I created a Google Chrome Extension that makes it easy to preview any existing bootstrap sites in one of these Bootswatch themes. Install Extension From Chrome Web Store Download Source From GitHub How To Use Install the extension from Chrome Web Store. Once the extension is … Continue reading Bootswatch Theme Preview Google Chrome Extension

Running ASPNET 5 and .NET Core on Linux

I have been hearing quite a bit about the new ASPNET 5 (vNext) and .NET Core for a while now. However, the frequent breaking changes between beta versions was too much for me to want to try it out. With ASPNET 5 and .NET Core in release candidate and a 1.0 release in sight, I thought it's … Continue reading Running ASPNET 5 and .NET Core on Linux

Display Activity Indicator with Overlay

It's a common task to provide visual cue to the user when a task is in progress. Apple UIKit has the UIActivityIndicatorView UI component for this purpose. The component appears as a "gear" that is either spinning or stopped  .  In this post, we will extend it: Show a transparent overlay over the whole screen or part … Continue reading Display Activity Indicator with Overlay

Using PostgreSQL with Entity Framework in ASP.NET MVC

In this blog post we are going to learn how to use PostgreSQL with Entity Framework in an ASP.NET MVC application. Introduction: I wanted to investigate using Entity Framework with PostgreSQL in an ASP.NET MVC application quickly. Instead of writing a trivial demo that simply read and write data from the database, I decided a better … Continue reading Using PostgreSQL with Entity Framework in ASP.NET MVC