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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.
Website:http://www.softcircuits.com
Blog:http://www.hikingsaltlake.com
Country:USA
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time

Articles

Abbreviating URLs
Abbreviating a URL is easy: Just truncate it. However, this article shows how you can more intelligently truncate a URL so that it conveys more information about the full URL.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
Enabling RSS Auto Discovery
RSS autodiscovery is a technique that allows browsers and other software to automatically detect any RSS feeds associated with a particular website.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, April 24, 2011
Converting Between Integers and Strings Using Any Base
.NET provides the Convert class, which among other things can convert between integers and strings using different bases. Inexplicably, the Convert class only supports base 2, 8, 10 and 16. Here's a class that can convert between integers and strings using any base.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Monday, April 11, 2011
Implementing Word Wrap in Email Messages
In this article, the author presents code to implement word wrap in emails sent using C# on the .NET platform.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
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 08, 2012
Converting Between Integers and Spreadsheet Column Labels
Instead of numbers, spreadsheet programs use a system of letters to label columns. Here's a handy routine that can convert an integer value to a column label, and also convert column labels back to integers.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Monday, April 11, 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
Colorizing Source Code
Here's some C# code you can use to colorize source code (syntax highlighter) you plan to display on a web page. This code can be used to colorize source code for any programming language that you can write the rules for.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A Convenient LogFile Class
Here's a convenient little class for logging program events to a LOG file.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A Friendly DateTime Formatter
Many websites have the ability show a date and time formatted as "2 minutes ago", "1 hour ago", or "Yesterday at 2:30P". Here's a class I wrote to format dates and times this way. It even supports dates and times in the future.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, March 25, 2011
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