Initial Thoughts on MongoDB

I’ve been playing around with MongoDB extensively for the past month or so.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, MongoDB is Yet Another Way to Persist Data, but it’s particularly compelling because: It’s so easy, both to set up and develop against For certain persistence scenarios, it’s really fast It’s schema-less, which means you can store and […]

Think of the Children – Base View Pages in ASP.NET MVC

One common practice emerging in ASP.NET MVC sites is the user of a custom base controller supertype that takes care of global, basic, controller-related concerns.  So rather than all controllers in your application inheriting from System.Web.Mvc.Controller, you can roll your own that inherits from that, and then derive your own controllers from the new base type. For example, here’s […]