Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Watch: Jeremy Clark Discuss Lambdas

At TechBash 2018, Jeremy Clark discussed lambdas. Watch the talk on the TechBash YouTube Channel and subscribe to the TechBash developer channel on YouTube to stay up to date on the latest videos posted from TechBash 2018.

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Using Spy++ to Obtain Winform Control TreeView

Typically I find myself developing .NET Core applications for the web. However, even the most cutting edge developer will find their way to supporting legacy applications from time to time. This holiday week was a great example. I have an older Win32 application that was recently updated. As a result, the UI had changed. I needed to use COM Interop to connect to the process and read the form values.

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Relaunched MyLightDisplay

You may have been wondering what I’ve been up to lately. Well, besides spending nearly 70 hours working on my synchronized light display, I’ve been migrating mylightdisplay.com to Cloudscribe. Check it out and please provide feedback!

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Watch: Bill Wolff Talk About React, Vue, and Angular

At TechBash 2018, Bill Wolff compared and contrasted three different JavaScript Single Page Applications (SPAs): React vs Angular vs Vue. Watch the talk on the TechBash YouTube Channel and subscribe to the TechBash developer channel on YouTube to stay up to date on the latest videos posted from TechBash 2018.

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Git Tip: Link a Local Project to a Hosted Repository

How many times have you started a project locally on your machine, initialized it as a git repository, then after doing some work, realized that you have a repository sitting on GitHub or Azure DevOps with a readme markdown file and a .gitignore file? If you’re like me, that probably happens more than you’d like to admit. There’s an easy solution for this.

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5 Years at Berkshire Hathaway

Five years ago I started at Berkshire Hathaway. At the time, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was entering an industry that had been relatively stagnant on technology over the years and I was used to working within a cutting edge environment. I spent a good portion of the first two years focused on learning the industry and the types of technology that are being used. About three years ago, I was placed on a project that eventually became the subsidiary that I’m focused on now. Looking back, it’s been an amazing journey at the organization. The company that hired me five years ago has tripled in revenue during that time. The new group I’m with now is looking to push the boundaries of technology in insurance. Hopefully after the next five years I look back at the time spent since now and see the transition that has occurred and the new territory that has been uncovered.

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Amazon Picks NYC and Northern Virginia

The Wall Street Journal has just posted that Amazon has chosen the two city combination of Long Island City, NY and Crystal City, Virginia as the two city second headquarters. This confirms the story that The New York Times reported last week. As Amazon continues with their development, it will be interesting to see when these locations will open and what roles will be located in each location. It’s anticipated that the new headquarters will bring over 50,000 new jobs to the two areas combined.

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Azure Resource Changes Coming 12/1

If you are doing any scripting or integrating using GUIDs and/or resource names, you may want to pay attention. Azure is changing the GUIDs and resource names for several service types on December 1st. Here is a list of what’s known so far:

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Watch: Stephen Bohlen Talk About AI

At TechBash 2018, Stephen Bohlen talked about AI with Microsoft Cognitive Services. Watch the talk on the TechBash YouTube video to know more.

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Creating a Twitter ViewComponent in ASP.NET Core – Part 2

Yesterday, I started heading down the path to create a Twitter ViewComponent. As I mentioned, when redesigning my website I wanted to show a list of recent tweets that I’ve made on the homepage.

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