Jason Jackson

Rapid City, SD

Age: 40

I am a software developer by trade but like many programmers it is also a hobby. My first program was written on a Commodore 64. In college I wrote C++, Fortran and a touch of Pascal.

I started my professional career doing web development before the bubble using ASP, PERL, Java and SQL. Over the years I have spent a lot of time programming for the web and the desktop.

Today I specialize in the Microsoft development stack. I currently utilize C#, SQL Server, ASP.Net, ASP.Net MVC, Silverlight, Javascript/CSS/HTML/jQuery. I also have recent experience with WPF/XAML, WCF, Silverlight, NUnit and WinForms.

Besides my Microsoft work life I use Mac at home and play with Cocoa, Ruby on Rails and MySQL. I enjoy travel and baseball. My wife and I have added the two hobbies together, and have seen games at 8 MLB parks, 1 spring training park and 3 minor league parks.

Sep
16
awarded Yearling
Sep
10
comment How to use Basic Auth and Jquery and Ajax
@calebB Basic authentication in general just leaves the username and password in the open for anyone to see. This isn't just a problem with the method described here. If basic authentication, or really any authentication is being used then SSL should also be employed.
Jul
31
comment Storing C# data structure into a SQL database
I have flip-flopped on XML vs JSON over the last couple of years. My current job has some very unique data storage requirements that has doing a lot of normalized data structures and also a lot of one-offs which we usually store in an nvarchar(max) column as JSON. Lately we have been moving away from NHibernate to Dapper for performance and other reasons and have been doing a lot more pure-SQL, and I have found that XML has helped me a few times because T-SQL has XML built in for querying. I think it can become dangerous if overused, but it is dang useful.
Jul
2
awarded Curious
Jun
27
awarded Good Question
Jun
17
comment Save a Dictionary as JSON in SQL with Dapper
I am storing the entire Dictionary<string,object> as a string into an nvarchar(max) column, in JSON. This is legacy code I am converting from NHibernate which uses a custom type to currently do this.
Jun
17
asked Save a Dictionary as JSON in SQL with Dapper
May
22
comment Custom HTTP Request headers in HTML
Well I am trying to get this done using a RESTful URL that supplies the same data as JSON, XML or a file download (application/json, application/xml or text/plain). I think the correct way to use HTTP in this case is to send an Accepts header, but I think I am going to have to do something else.
Nov
5
revised Migrating a Delphi 7 application to .NET
added 2 characters in body
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Convert text to date in Excel
Nov
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Android SoundPool: get notified when end of played
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Create Random Usable Port
Nov
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Calling js function on button click isn't working
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Making it seems like the page is on sub domain, whereas it is in a nested MVC 3 site
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on jQuery and RegEx to extract a bit of information from URL Querystring
Nov
3
awarded Autobiographer
Nov
3
awarded Supporter
Nov
3
awarded Teacher
Sep
4
comment How do I compress a Json result from ASP.NET MVC with IIS 7.5
This is also a nice approach in that compressing small messages can cost more in compress/decompress that they would have in vanilla transmission of the data. Setting gzip for all JSON downloads in an application can actually cost time for these smaller messages, so decorating only large(r) downloads has its advantages.
Jul
9
comment base url using jQuery
You forgot l.port.
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