Should our front-end websites be server-side at all?

I’ve been toying around with projects like Jekyll, Hexo and even some hand-rolled software that will generate me HTML files based on data. The thought that crossed my mind was…Why do we need dynamically generated HTML again?Let me take...

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You should not be using WebComponents yet

Have you read about WebComponents? It sounds like something that we all tried to achieve on the web since... well... a long time.If you take a look at the specification, it's hosted on the W3C website. It smell like a real...

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Fix: Error occurred during a cryptographic operation.

Have you ever had this error while switching between projects using the Identity authentication?Are you still wondering what it is and why it happens?Clear your cookies. The FedAuth cookie is encrypted using the defined machine key in...

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Renewed MVP ASP.NET/IIS 2015

Well there it goes again. It was just confirmed that I am renewed as an MVP for the next 12 months.Becoming an MVP is not an easy task. Offline conferences, blogs, Twitter, helping manage a user group. All of this is done in my free...

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Failed to delete web hosting plan Default: Server farm 'Default' cannot be deleted because it has sites assigned to it

So I had this issue where I was moving web apps between hosting plans. As they were all transferred, I wondered why it refused to delete them with this error message.After a few click left and right and a lot of wasted time, I found...

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Switching Azure Web Apps from one App Service Plan to another

So I had to do some change to App Service Plan for one of my client. The first thing I was looking for was to do it under the portal. A few clicks and I'm done!But before I get into why I need to move one of them, I'll need to tell you...

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Links for 2014

So I thought that going through a few Microsoft Virtual Academy links could help some of you.Here are the links I think deserve at least a click. If you find them interesting, let me know!    Cloud DevelopmentWeb DevelopmentAspiring...

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Temporarily ignore SSL certificate problem in Git under Windows

So I've encountered the following issue:fatal: unable to access 'https://myurl/myproject.git/': SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificateBasically, we're working on a local Git Stash project and the certificates...

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The Yoda Condition

So this will be a short post. I would like to introduce a word in my vocabulary and yours too if it didn't already exist.First I would like to credit Nathan Smith for teaching me that word this morning. First, the tweet:Chuckling at...

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Do you have your own Batman Utility Belt?

Just like most of us on any project, you (yes you!) as a developer must have done the same thing over and over again. I'm not talking about coding a controller or accessing the database.Let's check out some concrete examples shall...

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