Create A Business Intelligence Suite

Many of the organisation I work for are heavily reliant on reports, or dashboards in order to run their businesses, but not all of them can afford to implement data warehouses or business intelligence systems such as Business Objects or Cognos. Some of these systems can run into the thousands and for a lot of businesses Read more about Create A Business Intelligence Suite[…]

Entity Framework Many to Many relationships

Entity Framework The more I use it, the more I love it! In fact, I’ve been developing with the .Net Framework and C# since version 1.1 and it just keeps getting better and better. I was a bit slow to adopt MVC and even slower to adopt Entity Framework, but now I have I can’t Read more about Entity Framework Many to Many relationships[…]

Chart.js with AngularJS and Web API 2.0 – Part 1

After releasing the other Asp.net MVC/Chart.js articles, I received a fair amount of feedback (thank you for that) including requests for more information around entity framework models and the possibility of using Chart.js with AngularJS. So, I thought the best thing to do would be to do another set of turorials and bring Web API 2.0 into the Read more about Chart.js with AngularJS and Web API 2.0 – Part 1[…]

MVC Dynamic Menus and Custom Routes – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog we set up a dynamic menu loaded from a model, but we did nothing with routing. If you open up the _departments.cshtml file we created before you’ll see that we created the links like this

This is defining a link that is calling no action with a controller Read more about MVC Dynamic Menus and Custom Routes – Part 2[…]

Dynamic Menus and Custom MVC Routing – Part 1

Maybe it’s because the Christmas spirit has addled my brain but I’m not entirely sure the title of this blog is clear, but I’m sticking with it! I’ve been working on a project creating a company intranet, the primary goal of which is to deliver reporting functionality. Reports will be by department but I don’t Read more about Dynamic Menus and Custom MVC Routing – Part 1[…]

Using Chart.JS with Asp.Net MVC 5 – Part 1

HTML5 has opened up so many cool possibilities, one of them being Chart.js. There have been times past in my career when I would have killed for something like this — well maybe not killed, but a savage beating would have been well warranted. I realise there are other charts out there, but I like Read more about Using Chart.JS with Asp.Net MVC 5 – Part 1[…]