Here I look into the rise of "micro" ORMs for .NET and C#. The new generation of lightweight, single-file objects mappers are designed to be the answer to the "bloat" of the heavyweight Object Relational Mappers. Performance, speed and simplicity are the keywords - but can they live up to the hype?
Posts in Archive for 2011
How to display a paginated list of Umbraco pages using the new Razor scripting language added to Umbraco 4.7. I'll also show you how you can make use of extension methods and Razor helpers to improve your code and make it more reusable.
How to create a simple photo gallery for the Umbraco 4 CMS. The gallery will generate HTML using some custom XSLT and this will be enhanced by a jQuery lightbox plugin. Behind the scenes we also use the ImageGen package to create thumbnails of the photos in the gallery.
How you can use the new jQuery Templates plug-in to easily bind JSON data (returned from a simple Ajax request) to placeholders in your HTML to create rich, client-side templates.
How I created a very simple jQuery plugin that can be used to rotate a sequence of images as the background image on any element. I also explain how this plug-in differs from a standard carousel in its intent and execution. The post contains a demonstration, sourcode and a download option.