I’ve spent a month using Umbraco now, and I really like it. I’ve used it to build a website for a small business. The extensibility is the best part, along with the ability to edit the project in Visual Studio. Adding custom controllers is easy, and I’ve built a few to do stuff like contact forms, generate blog lists, validate user input, and so on.
I tried out Umbraco’s new Cloud service. It’s an interesting delivery mechanism, and I can see the potential in it. The starter package is only ~$28 a month (25 Euro), and that gets you everything you need to host your site. You still need to buy a domain name and an SSL cert (SSL is optional, but I wouldn’t run anything but a static HTML site without SSL), but it’s a matter of minutes from signing up to a functional Umbraco installation. This price includes Umbraco Forms, as well as a subscription to Umbraco TV. This is pretty good value.
This is my first try with a .NET CMS at home - I have used SDL Tridion extensively, but that’s really not something I’d use at home!
Installing Jekyll using Chocolatey
A tutorial on how to write a console app that stores millions of tweets in Azure.
So I moved my site to Jekyll. Dealing with the hassles of Wordpress was getting on my nerves. MySQL crashed every once in a while, and keeping Wordpress updated can be painful.
Took a long hiatus to get married, move to a new apartment, get a new job – all the usual.
This is a video of Commander Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station, doing a cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. From space.
Horrible news out of Boston. I’m safe, as is everyone I know.