ASP.NET Core - How We Made a Mega Site Super Smooth and Lightning Fast

ASP.NET Core - How We Made a Mega Site Super Smooth and Lightning Fast

  • By Jon Seeley
  • Sr Software Engineer

In late 2017 we had the opportunity come up to revamp a website several of our team had previously worked on while employed at another company. Ultimately the original goal was to reskin the site with a responsive design...


Working at a Consulting Firm - My First Six Months

Working at a Consulting Firm - My First Six Months

  • By Evan Sevy
  • Software Engineer

I'm about six months into my consulting position at Mindfire Technology, and I couldn't be happier with my co-workers. I've learned so much in this short time and have acquired an even greater hunger for learning...


Pulling Data From Midi File in Swift, Objective-C and CoreAudio

Pulling Data From Midi File in Swift, Objective-C and CoreAudio

I needed to play mixed mp3's, wav's and midi files while synchronously displaying the sheet music associated with them. I was given the midi file and all data that was entered at the time the music was recorded. In iOS, it is not as easy to do as you would think...


Xamarin The X-Factor

Xamarin The X-Factor

  • By Curt Hopfenbeck
  • National VP of Sales and Relations

As one of the leading custom, web and mobile development firms in the country, Mindfire Technology realized several years ago that as the role of mobile devices in people’s lives expanded even


How to Force Visual Studio 2017 to Use the Latest Node.js

How to Force Visual Studio 2017 to Use the Latest Node.js

  • By Dan Beus
  • Software Engineer

Or any version that you would like to install. On installation, Visual Studio gives developers the choice to install Node.js tools for working with the framework, and for integrating JavaScript build tools with Visual Studio’s own build process.


Planning For Growth

Planning For Growth

Learn the basics (and some hacks) of sales and marketing by reviewing the slide deck I shared with a group of small and medium-sized business owners recently at Layton City. I added content to each slide, so you should be able to follow along without having attended.


How To Enable .exe Downloads From ASP.net Core Websites

How To Enable .exe Downloads From ASP.net Core Websites

Out of the box, ASP.net Core does not host `.exe` files. This is because the default MIME mappings for the static file host does not include `.exe`. To resolve this...


The Best .NET Podcasts Every Newbie Should Be Listening To

The Best .NET Podcasts Every Newbie Should Be Listening To

  • By Nate Zaugg
  • President / CTO

For the .NET Newbie Podcasts list, the entries must fit certain criteria. First off, they must talk about .NET and issues surrounding it. Secondly, it only makes sense for developers and programmers that use that platform to share their opinions. Lastly, it must satisfy your inner geek.


XAML Cheat Sheet

XAML Cheat Sheet

  • By Nate Zaugg
  • President / CTO

This is a cheat sheet I wrote many years ago when I did a presentation about WPF. I still find it handy so I thought I would put it up here so others could download and enjoy!


The "Nate" Test

The "Nate" Test

  • By Nate Zaugg
  • President / CTO

You may have heard about "The Joel Test" before. It's a checklist of sorts, of things that you should look for before joining another software team. This checklist was written more than 17 years ago! What might we change or include if we were to make a new list today?


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