Rion Williams

Full Stack Software Developer & Microsoft MVP

Lake Charles (LA, United States)

I'm Rion, a Full Stack Software Developer and Microsoft MVP with a penchant for solving problems, building meaningful applications, embracing the latest development standards, teaching and helping fellow developers, continually learning and improving, and getting things done.My creative and technical skill-set meshes perfectly with front-end, back-end and architectural responsibilities and working in each arena continues to make me a more well-rounded developer. I'm especially comfortable working in the .NET Stack (C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server) but I never shy away from learning something new (machine learning fascinates me).I'm very passionate about making the developer community a better place and you'll frequently find me on the ASP.NET Forums, Stack Overflow, writing articles or blog posts or working on open-source projects. When I'm offline, I love spending time with my family, traveling, eating, watching sports, cooking and reading.

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Articles by Rion

  1. Extending Tag Helpers in ASP.NET Core

  2. Contributing to .NET for Dummies

  3. The Path is Null and Full of Squiggles

  4. Sharing is Caring: Using Shared Projects in ASP.NET

    As software developers, copy-pasting some code or a few files and having it in multiple places has always been smelly. There are several different avenues that you can take to avoid this kind of redundancy, but this post will focus on one that it seems isn’t talked about too often: Shared Projects.Prior to the introduction to Shared Projects, I’ll briefly go over why Shared Projects themselves were introduced, and how you might have accomplished similar behavior before their release.With the major...
  5. Glyphfriend 2.1 Released! Now with Library Filtering

    It hasn't been too long since the latest 2.0 release of Glyphfriend, but with the release of Visual Studio 2017 coming around the corner, there were a few things that could use some improvement and polishing off before then.Message received, loud and clear.All of the changes that were made to make the extension more flexible actually resulted in it being more noisy. Glyphfriend would just serve everything it knew about. This has generally been regarded as a bad move, and thus library filtering is...
  6. Resolving Installation Issues with Visual Studio 2017

    I’ve seen quite a few posts online regarding folks having issues installing Visual Studio 2017 after using previous versions of the IDE (such as the various pre-releases and RCs). If this sounds like you, then you might want to follow some of the steps in this blog post to ensure that your next install goes smoothly.Generally, the standard uninstall procedure should work as expected, so definitely try that before moving on. If that doesn’t work and you find yourself unable to install or update...
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