Dzulqarnain Nasir

Recent Posts

  • April 26, 2016

    Setting up your project and TeamCity/OctoPack for front-end builds

    Traditionally, front-end code is compiled locally, the generated files are included in the project and then pushed out to source control. This is a redundant step and one we should get rid of, especially if we’re using build servers like TeamCity, and Octopus Deploy for deployments.

    This is a piece I did for Geta. Read it here.

  • September 02, 2015

    Connecting SQL2012 LocalDB to SQL2014

    New OS means fresh install, which is exactly what I did. I installed the latest Windows OS, along with Visual Studio 2015 and SQL Server 2014. Then I tried opening one of my existing projects running on LocalDB, only to be greeted with this error.

    sql-2012-not-installed-error

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  • May 03, 2015

    Why I'm moving to Sass

    As a front-end developer, I’ve had my fair share of working with CSS preprocessors. Two of the most prominent preprocessors I’ve had the pleasure of working with are Sass and Less. They’re both great, and I still use both of them, but here’s why I’m leaving Less for Sass.

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  • September 03, 2014

    Log4net Loggly Appender for EPiServer CMS

    Loggly is a great cloud-based logging tool. It enables developers to centralise their logging to one convenient location, which helps reduce the time it usually takes to log into the server where the project is located, find the relevant log files, and scroll through the countless number of lines to find that one specific log entry. Needless to say, it’s a useful tool indeed, and this plugin enables you to effortlessly implement this feature into your EPiServer CMS project.

    Read more here

  • August 31, 2014

    MVC in Telerik Mobile Appbuilder

    Recently I started playing around with the Telerik Platform Mobile Appbuilder and tried my hand at building mobile apps. It’s an awesome tool, and despite its flaws, most of which are negligible, it does provide developers a viable avenue to quickly build mobile apps. The best part is, I get to code in HTML5 and JavaScript.

    For the most parts, I was working with Kendo UI, Telerik’s own front-end UI framework. It took some time to work out what’s what, but since it was all HTML and JavaScript, I was up and running in no time.

    I started experimenting, and tried to implement an ASP.NET MVC approach to building my project.

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