Jonas Stawski

Everything .NET and More

Join Me at dotNetMiami

Tomorrow, December 10th, 2013, I will be presenting at the dotNetMiami user group about building Real Life Single Page Applications. I will talk about how to build these apps for real world scenarios, no demo BS . Come join me and find out about bui... [More]

Getting Started with SignalR

Join me as I present Getting Started with SignalR at the West Palm Beach .NET user group September 25th, 2012. SignalR is a groundbreaking open-source project in the .NET community. It offers real-time communication to a variety of platforms, is ... [More]

Scaling Out/In with the Azure Management API

The Windows Azure Service Management REST API docs are very well written and informative, but they do lack in examples. In this post I will write a guide on how to use the Rest API to programmatically Scale Out/In (increase/decrease the number of ins... [More]

HttpContextBase and Dependency Injection

I was just hunt down by a minor bug in my code and couldn’t figure out what was happening. I’m using Dependency Injection to inject the HttpContextBase into a service call so I can more easily unit test it. So I was setting it up like this: ... [More]

My Windows Phone 7 App failed… Requirement 5.2.4.c

So I submitted my third app, Shapes, into the WP7 Marketplace and 48 hours later I get an email saying it failed. I read the details and it failed because of requirement 5.2.4.c: If the current page displays a context menu or a dialog, the p... [More]

Linq To Sql not updating on Context.SubmitChanges()

Tonight I ran into a weird problem that I haven’t seen before. I was getting an entity back from a query, changing some values, and calling the DataContext.SubmitChanges() and the database was not being updated. The code ran fine without any ex... [More]

Join me at the 2010 South West Florida CodeCamp (SWFL CC)

This upcoming Saturday, September 25th, I will be presenting “Real World Chat Application Using Push Notification with Windows Phone 7” at the 3rd SWFL Code Camp. The event will be held at the FGCU campus in Estero, FL. See you there!

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta Released

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta have been released. Tools Download the Windows Phone Developer tools beta to get started creating Windows Phone 7 applications today. This download includes: Visual Studio 2010 Expression For Windows Phone beta;... [More]

Out of Process Session State and LINQ To SQL Entities

When using ASP.NET you can choose 4 different ways of storing session: In Process, State Server, SQL Server, or Custom. When using In Process the session is stored on the ASP.NET thread of the web server, but when using the State Server or SQL Server... [More]

Sample Code for Getting the User Location based on the IP Address

Yesterday I introduced a free service to get the location of the IP Address. If you haven’t read it, go on read that first (it’s very short, I promise). So here I am today, showing you my small .NET API to abstract the XML returned by the service. F... [More]