Shane Bartholomeusz

Technical Solutions Consultant

Tag: Web Development

How To: Google Analytics In Chrome Extensions

Background

Google Analytics

Google has replaced its legacy analytics library https://ssl.google-analytics.com/ga.js with the new and improved Universal Analytics library https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js.

I’ve been working on a Google Chrome Browser Extension but had some trouble integrating it with Google Analytics. Google’s own tutorial hadn’t yet been updated to use the new analytics library. In this post I’ll explain how I did it.

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Reduce Google Chrome Memory Usage

Google Chrome
As a web developer I regularly use Google Chrome for it’s great debugging features. As much as I love Google Chrome it can be a bit of a pig sometimes … it lovessss eating memory!

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Aspnetcore.dll failed to load. The data is the error

The Problem

When trying to locally debug a newly created solution within Visual Studio 2015 I encountered the below error when locally launching the application using IIS Express

A process with the ID of <id> is not running

ASP.NET Logo

Seeing no errors logged in the Visual Studio Output window, I checked the Windows Event Viewer and found the following error:

The Module DLL C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express\aspnetcore.dll failed to load. The data is the error.

The error was a bit confusing because it alluded to ASP.NET Core even though I wasn’t using this in my project.

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Progressive Web Apps: Future of the Web?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions …

Progressive Web App ExampleIn today’s rapidly evolving world of technology there has always been a clear distinction between mobile apps and websites. They each bring along their own set of pros and cons.

Although native mobile apps provide a first class user experience, they tend to have a higher barrier to entry; they require installation and are typically more difficult to develop/maintain. Websites on the other hand are platform agnostic and are typically easier to develop and maintain, however they provide a less engaging user experience.

In this article I’ll touch on a new technology called Progressive Web Apps which aims to bring these disparate worlds together. It may very well be the future of the web!

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