I came across this post response and thought it would be good to share (and keep for reference). This is quite a good description (with links to MSDN references) of the differences between the various tags used in ASP.NET development.

An embedded code block is server code that...

Many developers are not entirely sure about Garbage Collection and think “should I really worry about garbage collection and what it does behind scenes?”. The short answer is Yes – you should worry about garbage collection. Not necessarily because you need to handle it within your application, but because...

Anyone who has used Bootstrap would have probably used modals. A modal is a window that “pops up” as a result of some kind of event on the page. Modals are great for CRUD operations where you want to edit a record in a grid or even to provide...

I have been using the standard Visual Studio theme ever since I started using the IDE. I have always found it to be visually consistent and usable. However, as the years continue to go by, I have found the standard Visual Studio theme increasingly harder to read. Especially with...
Did you know there is two kinds of 'dashes' in punctuation? The em-dash and the en-dash. The en-dash is the more commonly used symbol. This is probably because it has a dedicated key on the standard English keyboard.

As progressive developers, we test our code in as many different browsers as possible. Similarly, we may need to ensure our code is backward compatible or we may even have a project that targets a specific version of a browser. The latter is the situation I find myself in my...

For those of us who are "full stack" developers, we often have to deal with other people's code. This can mean that we get code that is poorly formatted or has lost formatting due to an export or some other reason. Here are some tools that may help you...

We have all been on a page where the command we started is taking waaaaaaay longer than we expected. This is the eternal conundrum. Do I stop the page loading or wait? In my opinion, users should never be confronted with this problem. As developers, we should try to...

I had an issue recently where my MVC action was returning some JSON as a result. The issue occurred when Internet Explorer (possibly only earlier versions) got the JSON response, it thought the response should be delivered to the browser. This is quite undesirable.