Archives / 2014 / March
  • Converted ASP Classic Compiler project from Mercurial to Git

    Like some other open source project developers, I picked the Mercurial as my version control system. Unfortunately, Git is winning in the Visual Studio echo systems. Fortunately, it is possible to contact Codeplex admin for manual conversion from Mercurial to Git. I have done exactly that for my open source ASP Classic Compiler project. Now I can add new examples in response to forum questions and check them in using my Visual Studio 2013. Now I am all happy.

  • Video review: RESTful Services with ASP.NET Web API from PACKT Publishing

    Disclaimer: I was provided this video for free by PACKT Publishing. However, that does not affect my opinion about this video.

    Upon request by PACKT Publishing, I agreed to watch and review the video “RESTful Service with ASP.NET Web API” by Fanie Reynders. Prior to the review, I have a EBook called “Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET - Harnessing the power of the web” by Glenn Block, Pablo Cibraro, Pedro Felix, Howard Dierking and Darrel Miller from O’Reilly. I also have access to several videos on the on the same subject. So I would put my review in perspective with those other materials.

    The video from Packt has the length of 2 hours 4 minutes. It gave a nice overview over the ASP.NET Web API. The video is available for watch online or for downloading to watch offline. The video has 8 chapters. It covers the ASP.NET Web API in a clear and accurate way and is surprisingly complete for this short length.

    In comparison with other resources, I would recommend you get this video if you have never worked with ASP.NET Web API before and want to get a complete overview in a short time possible.

    If you love video, Pluralsight is offering the equally good and slightly longer (3h 15m)  “Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API” by Jon Flanders. You would need subscription to access the exercise materials thought. If you do subscribe, Pluralsight also has a couple of intermediate level videos by Shawn Wildermuth.

    Lastly, if you want an in depth book that you can use for a extended period of time, it is hard to beat Glenn Block, etc.’s book from O’Reilly.