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Owin, Katana and getting started
Friday, April 5, 2013 9:19 AM
Introduction This article describes an emerging open source specification, referred to as Owin – An Open Web Interface for .Net , what it is, and how this might be beneficial to the .Net technology stack. It will also provide a brief, concise look at how to get started with Owin and related technologies. In my initial investigations with Owin and how to play... Read More...
Debugging Pain–End to End
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:18 AM
We had an issue recently that caused us some time and quite a lot of head scratching. We had made some relatively minor changes to our product and performed a release into staging for testing. We released our main web application as well as our custom built support tool (also a web app). After a little bit of testing from our QA team, a few bugs were uncovered... Read More...
CacheAdapter minor update to version 2.5.1
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:42 PM
For information on previous releases, please see here . My cache adapter library has been updated to version 2.5.1. This one contains only minor changes which are: Use of the Windows Azure Nuget package instead of the assemblies directly referenced. Use of the ‘ Put ’ verb instead of ‘ Add ’ when using AppFabric to prevent errors when calling ‘Add’ more than... Read More...
Writing an ASP.Net Web based TFS Client
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:53 AM
So one of the things I needed to do was write an ASP.Net MVC based application for our senior execs to manage a set of arbitrary attributes against stories, bugs etc to be able to attribute whether the item was related to Research and Development, and if so, what kind. We are using TFS Azure and don’t have the option of custom templates. I have decided on using... Read More...
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CacheAdapter 2.5–Memcached revised
Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:14 AM
Note: For more information around the CacheAdapter, see my previous posts here , here , here and here You may have noticed a number of updates to the CacheAdapter package on nuget as of late. These are all related to performance and stability improvements for the memcached component of the library. However it became apparent that I needed more performance for... Read More...
CacheAdapter 2.4 – Bug fixes and minor functional update
Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:22 AM
Note: If you are unfamiliar with the CacheAdapter library and what it does, you can read all about its awesome ability to utilise memory, Asp.Net Web, Windows Azure AppFabric and memcached caching implementations via a single unified, simple to use API from here and here .. The CacheAdapter library is receiving an update to version 2.4 and is currently available... Read More...
My Code Kata–A Solution Kata
Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:53 PM
There are many developers and coders out there who like to do code Kata’s to keep their coding ability up to scratch and to practice their skills. I think it is a good idea. While I like the concept, I find them dead boring and of minimal purpose. Yes, they serve to hone your skills but that’s about it. They are often quite abstract, in that they usually focus... Read More...
Updates to the CacheAdapter Package
Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:12 PM
Note: This post was originally going to detail the changes from 2.0 to 2.1, however in between the time of release and this post, I released 2.2 so this post will detail all the changes up to 2.2. In the last update to my CacheAdapter library (you can view it here ), I mentioned the support for memcached cache engine. That brought the version to 2.0. As previously... Read More...
Converting from Webforms view engine to Razor–Some Tips
Monday, June 6, 2011 9:16 AM
Recently, I have had to perform a lot of conversion in an MVC application from using the webforms view engine to the Razor view engine. I say “had to” but we didn’t really have to, more wanted to. We wanted the cleaner syntax that razor allows. Since we were going to embark on a bunch of new features involving new pages, we wanted to do this conversion earlier... Read More...
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Diskeeper–a short review
Monday, May 16, 2011 9:23 AM
I have been lucky enough to be ASP.NET MVP for a number of years now. One of the perks of that is you get access to free licences of software such as Diskeeper . This piece of software keeps your disks running as smooth as they possibly can. I have been using Diskeeper for around 2 months now and am pretty impressed. It silently does its thing in the background... Read More...
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