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    Stunning templates using Bootstrap 3

    Are you one who doesn't have great design skills but looking for stuff to create nice templates in a short time? Are you one who recently heard about this nice framework called Twitter Bootstrap and don't have much knowledge or experience to customize and create some website that represents your brand? Well folks, this tutorial is for you.

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  • Learn the technology ASP.NET MVC

    How to create a blog

    Enjoy the fun in learning by doing

    There are different ways we can learn a technology, by reading books, by attending conferences, by doing samples and more. I think one of the best way is by creating something useful out of it. One of the useful thing that could be easily created is a blog. In this multi-part series, we are going to learn ASP.NET MVC step by step by creating a blog from scratch.

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    MVC vs Web API

    Choose the right one for the right job

    ASP.NET MVC is a framework that is used to create web applications in MVC pattern. ASP.NET Web API is relatively a new framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that can reach a broad range of clients. In this cartoon Mark and Ted discusses about the differences between ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API. Mark clears Ted when to use the Web API over MVC.

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Software development frequently involves doing a set of repeated actions in day-to-day life. If you take a web developer some of the activities he does frequently are building the web application and the referenced projects, running unit tests, generating documents, packaging the source files, copying the package to FTP server etc. Typically in big projects these activities occur numerous times. Many times developers end up doing these activities manually due to mostly lack of knowledge on automation and build tools. Build tools plays a crucial role in Continuous Integration where every time a developer checks-in his changes, a set of actions will take place automatically through build scripts to make sure the latest code won't create any build issues.

I recently started exploring NAnt when I was developing a couple of windows services for a client who asked me to write build scripts for those services. I was not much aware of automation and NAnt before so I thought these scripts are just going to help at the time of deployment to build the services without Visual Studio and to install them easily without much trouble. Soon I started to realise how much these scripts helps to save time and effort at the development phase. In this article I planned to explain how to take the advantages of build scripts while developing windows services.

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