Real-time notifications with SignalR

Introduction Sometimes server side operations take time. It's not really user friendly to have users pressing a button and waiting 30 seconds for some operation to be executed, with the only progress information being a spinning wheel. If you have server side operations that are time consuming and you would…

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IIS8 web site won't start due to invalid Url

After creating a new virtual directory from Visual Studio 2012 I found the Default Web Site was stopped. Trying to start it caused the following error: "The World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) did not register the URL prefix http://*:80/MySite for site 1. The URL may be…

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IIS8 web site won't start: file being used by another process

When trying to start the Default Web Site in IIS 8 I got the error message "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process". After fiddling around with it for a while I found that Skype was being naughty and was using HTTP port…

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Windows Phone app statistics

In early 2012 I wrote 3 Windows Phone apps to participate in a Microsoft Netherlands campaign: write 3 apps and get one Nokia Lumia 710 for free. I've published the apps and got the phone, which made my girlfriend very happy! Almost one year later they've passed 100.000 downloads…

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