Jonathan Wood

Description:I'm a software and website developer working out of the greater Salt Lake City area of Utah. I've developed many websites including Black Belt Coder, Trail Calendar, and others.

I hike each week with my dogs Suki and Sasha. You can see my hiking blog at Hiking Salt Lake.
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time


Get Google PageRank Programatically
Google's PageRank has become a popular way to gauge the popularity of a web page. Here's how you can programatically find the PageRank for a particular URL.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Monday, April 30, 2012
Encrypting Source Code
If your application contains sensitive data, here's a way to make it a little harder for anyone to see that data.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Saturday, January 22, 2011
A Self-Closing HtmlGenericControl
An easy way to add HTML controls to your webform at runtime is to use HtmlGenericControl. However, this class always renders both an opening and closing tag. This article presents a version that is self-closing.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Friday, March 04, 2011
Converting Text to a URL-Friendly Slug
It is common practice these days to include a URL-friendly version of your title, often called a slug, within your URLs. Here's a simple routine to generate one.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
A JavaScript Formatter
JavaScript that has been compressed to use less bandwidth can be very difficult to read. Here's a C# class that will format JavaScript code, making it easy to read again.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Validating Credit Card Numbers
Offers tips on validating credit card information.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
A Custom Settings Class for WinForms
Here's the class I use to keep track of my application settings. It requires a little more coding to use but provides more control than the Properties.Settings class.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, December 31, 2010
An Error Message Control
All web applications should check for errors. But what's the best thing to do when one occurs? This handy little class makes reporting errors easy.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Monday, January 03, 2011
Creating a Sparse Matrix in .NET
A sparse matrix is a data structure that acts like a two-dimensional array but uses far less memory. It is ideal for scenarios where you are maintaining a logical grid and most cells are empty.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Thursday, February 10, 2011
A SQL QueryBuilder Class
Use the QueryBuilder class to programmatically create SQL queries. This article also discusses the pros and cons of such an approach.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Friday, January 28, 2011
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