Managed Code vs Unmanaged Code

As a .NET developer, you may hear or see the terms managed code and unmanaged code from time to time. You may even be asked about them in job interviews. They are terms that can often be overlooked by new .NET developers that are just starting to learn. I think it’s important to at least have a high-level idea of the two terms so I whipped up this blog post to try and illustrate.

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Visual Studio Missing Start Without Debugging Option

One issue I’ve experienced with Visual Studio a few times over the years is when the ‘Start Without Debugging’ option under the Debug menu decides to disappear. I have no clue what causes this or what I’m doing to make the option hide from me. I can always still use Ctrl + F5 to run my project without debugging, but for some reason it bothers me when the option is missing so here are two ways to add it back.

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Differences Between Sites, Applications, and Virtual Directories in IIS

I’ve been using IIS 10 regularly over the last 2 years now and one thing that’s always confused me was the differences between sites, applications, and virtual directories and what they’re used for.

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What I Learned from .NET Conf 2020

Last week .NET Conf 2020 happened. Taking place November 10th-12th, the conference celebrated 10 years as a virtual event for developers. This year was the first time I was able to watch most of the sessions in a timely manner so I decided to highlight what I learned.

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How to Redirect to Another URL Path in IIS

In a few steps this post will show how to use HTTP Redirect in IIS to specify rules that can redirect requests to another file path or website.

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What I've Been Up To

My goal with this website was to document and share everything that I learn related to programming and technology. If you look around, it’s obvious that I haven’t done much of that since I started this site in May of 2017. I haven’t posted or done a thing since January of last year. So in an effort to get things back swinging here, I decided to make a quick post about what I’ve been up to in my technical life for the last year and 4 months.

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