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Jonathan Wood

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

I hike each week with my dogs Suki and Sasha. You can see my hiking blog at Hiking Salt Lake.
Website:http://www.insiderarticles.com
Blog:http://www.hikingsaltlake.com
Country:USA
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time

Articles

Validating Credit Card Numbers
Offers tips on validating credit card information.
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 8, 2014
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
Quick and Easy Method to Remove Html Tags
Here's a short snippet of code you can use to strip out HTML tags from a block of text.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, April 8, 2012
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 3, 2011
C++ High-Resolution Timer
This simple class uses the highest-resolution timer available under Windows. It's perfect for finding bottlenecks in your code or for simply comparing different computer tasks.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Implementing VB's Like Operator in C#
VB.NET provides VB developers with the Like operator. C# doesn't provide the same operator, but here are several ways C# developers can achive the same functionality.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015
Generating a Element
Here's some code that generates a random machineKey element suitable for pasting into your ASP.NET web.config file.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Calling Web Services Using AJAX
This article presents code that uses AJAX to contact the server from client-side script and get a response without refreshing the current page.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, April 15, 2012
Approximate String Comparisons Using Levenshtein Distance
Here's some code for testing the degree of similarity between two different strings. The Levenshtein distance algorithm returns the number of edit steps needed to make one string the same as the other.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, February 27, 2011
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