I’m using MVC4, why do I need Require.js? – or – Why is my JavaScript such a mess?

In the quest to create an elegant web interface using MVC, I had begun to add more and more JavaScript to my views.  Using great tools like jquery, Knockout, AJAX, modernizr, and underscore I began improving the interactivity and responsiveness of my web pages.  At first the UI code seemed fairly simple, and I even … Continue reading I’m using MVC4, why do I need Require.js? – or – Why is my JavaScript such a mess?

Programmatically Adding Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Tasks

Recently I was trouble shooting an ASP.NET COTS package that utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule and execute long running tasks asynchronously for users. While troubleshooting, I discovered that the application was using an open source managed wrapper to access the Windows task scheduler API (COM based API from Microsoft). More information on this … Continue reading Programmatically Adding Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Tasks