Welcome

Welcome to MitchelSellers.com, this is my personal blog/commentary site and is in no way, shape or form affiliated with my employer.  On this site you will find a few key pieces of information.  In the Blogs section you will find technical articles focused around .NET Development, mostly C# content articles and with an emphasis on ASP.NET and DotNetNuke implementations.  If you are looking for technical assistance the Forums section is a great location to ask for specific help, I try to respond to all forum postings as quickly as possible.

For those looking to interact with me in a more direct route, such as Consulting or for a Speaking Engagement, these sections of the site will provide you the needed information to get in contact with me.  If you are looking for more information on my career and experience you may review an online copy of my Resume, or Contact me for more information.

Lastly for those attending any classes that I teach for the Business Information Systems department of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) you can view the Courses section to download any course specific documents.

 

Recent Blog Postings

Latest Blog Posts

Keeping Your DNN Website Clean: The Web.config by Mitchel Sellers
In the past 6 months I have been working on a large number of migrations from older versions of DNN to newer.  This blog post is going to be a first post in a series of posts around various activities that site administrators can do that will make future site administration easier.   Over time websites will have modules installed, modules removed, upgrades performed and other activities that can often leave lasting marks that only add confusion to things in the future.  Lets look at one area that can/should be cleaned on a regular basis and that is your web.config.

2014 St. Louis Days of .NET Presentations by Mitchel Sellers
This past week I had the pleasure of giving 4 different talks at the fantastic St. Louis Days of .NET event.  This event has become one of my favorite events to attend each and every year.  Well attended, great sessions, and engaged attendees makes for a truly spectacular event.  In this post I'll provide relevant links for materials from each of the talks!

Back to the Basics: LINQ and You by Mitchel Sellers
This past weekend I was a presenter at IowaCodeCamp, my favorite local .NET event each spring/fall.  My session this year was "Back to the Basics: LINQ and You" and it was much more popular than anticipated!  After spending a lot of time training development teams over the past year I found that although LINQ has been available since 2008 many individuals have either not yet had the chance to use it yet in their projects or those that are using it still didn't fully understand how/why it works the way that it does, and thus my session was born!

Performance Testing Success Story: An Active Third-Party Vendor by Mitchel Sellers

I often talk about the importance of having well performing applications.  The reasons for my focus on performance are vast and range from the user experience, ability to handle load, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and everything in between.  One of the most common issues that I will encounter with client sites when optimizing is that the root of their performance problem might reside with a third-party component that they have used.  Sometimes this was a component they selected, other times it was a component another consultant recommended, and even other times it was an item that was part of the framework that they were using and they did not have a choice.

This post is dedicated to a "happy story" with regards to performance optimization and experiences with third-party vendors.