Love The Sales ♥

Some good friends have been working hard on new venture LoveTheSales.com where you can find sales across multiple shopping sites such as Mothercare, House of Fraser, Currys etc covering a wide range of brands including Nike, Barbour, Monsoon. The site is very clean, easy to use with a really…

Organising apps in folders with a row per action

Folders in iOS are a great way to keep your large collection of iOS apps organised, but this has number of issues. Recently I starting organising my apps using an action per row approach and found it to be more efficient over iOS' default category-based naming system when it comes…

Installing Ghost Blog on Azure websites

Ghost is a new free open source blogging platform, which recently gained lots of interest via the kickstarter campain. Most blogging platforms seem to evolve into complicated full-blown CMS's like Wordpress. What Ghost aims to do is bring simplicity to blogging and just blogging. I tried to follow a few…

Welcome back

Wow it's been over 4 years since I last blogged. I guess a lot has happened since then. No longer am I a wet eared junior developer but now lead my own crack team of developers. I'm a father to a one year old daughter, gained a passion for strength…

NHibernate and Execution Plans

Lately we have been investigating ORM’s (Object Relational Mapping) frameworks for use on a large enterprise level website which we been given the rare opportunity to rebuild from the ground up in Microsoft MVC. I’ve used Subsonic in the past while working with dashCommerce and more recently on…

Construct a comma delimited list from table column with SQL

How many times have you had to create a comma delimited list from a table column? Do you ever remember how to do it? I don’t. Here is a little snippet I find useful: -- this will be a comma delimited list of location ids DECLARE @LocationIds Varchar(Max…