Dear developer, I’ve been wanting to talk to you for a while now, but words don’t always come easy. We’ve had some really fun times together. I still remember the first time I warned you about a minor bug in your code, and how happy you were for having me in your life! Do you remember it? I also remember the first time you refactored me to make me more efficient and how well-written I felt afterwards... ah, great times!

ASP.NET Identity is currently the main framework used to add authentication and authorization capabilities to an ASP.NET site.

If you’ve ever used Airbnb to book a place, you’d know they’re a top-notch team when it comes to product design. The experience is seamless and they revolutionised an entire industry. That’s why I’m here nerding out on the topic.

This guide is aimed to help you better understand how to better deal with deployments in your development workflow and provide some best practices for deployments. Sometimes a bad production deployment can ruin all the effort you invested in a development process. Having a solid deployment workflow can become one of the greatest advantages of your team.

Android provides a variety of views to build the UI of your application. One example is WebView, views which can be embedded in your Activities and used to display Web pages.

The @-Rules and directives in Sass are backbone features that you should at least know about, especially when it concerns the @import rule. Some of these @-rules are extensions of CSS @-rules while others are Sass specific directives. Either way it is best you know what these rules are for and how they work if you are going to be working with Sass.

High-level programming languages offer many abstract programming constructs such as functions, conditional statements and loops that make us amazingly productive. However, one disadvantage of writing code in a high-level programming language is the potentially significant decrease in performance. Ideally, you should write understandable, maintainable code—without compromising performance. For this reason, compilers attempt to automatically optimize the code to improve its performance, and they’ve become quite sophisticated in doing so nowadays.

When dealing with errors, handling them at the perimeter of your application isn't always sufficient. By the time the error bubbles up, you've often lost a lot of the context in which the error was thrown. As such, people will sometimes catch an error, record it locally in some way, and then rethrow it.

Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are the nearest thing a software developer can get to magic. Watching a solution to a problem evolve, is awesome.