I have decided to move my blog from here over to Don't Believe the Type. There are a number of reasons I have decided to do this mainly:-
- I need more control over how the blog looks.
- Too much spam and little control over how to manage it.
- Bring the url in line with my new company name Asterope Systems
- I want to focus on other technical aspects not just ASP.Net
I have loved being part of the asp.net blogging community here, but you will notice a lack of posts in the past year. This has been down to mainly being more mobile and not having the right tooling in place (use WinRT surface a lot of the time). Now that I am hosting on Wordpress, I have a better writing environment and have more general control over the site.
I have imported all these posts over and I am in the process of tidying them up to look nicer.
Hope you will join me over at my new blog.
Versioning Combined Files Using Subversion
Versioning Combined Files Using Mercurial – this post
Ok so it took a while to post this second part. Many apologies, we had a big roll out of a new platform at work and many things had to get sidelined.
I originally wanted to write this post in one, but there is quite a large amount of information which can be broken down into different areas, so I am going to publish it in three posts.
Things have been a little bit hectic these past 6 months hence the lack of posts. My excuse is a good one though, my wife gave birth to our first son Tom back in September and it has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride since then. Things have settled back down now thank hevens.
When I was first attracted to the Microsoft MVC Framework, one of my main ambitions was to develop using a more test driven approach. There are ways to include Unit testing with WebForms, but the friction was just too much to justify on the web projects I was involved with.
Ok I know VS 2010 is the new toy to be seen playing around with, but as I have just recently got delivery of my new Windows 7 pc I thought I would document how to get WinMerge to work as a comparison tool with VS2008 Team System. If for anything, so I know myself when the time comes to do it all over again.
Bit by bit more of our lives are moving in to the cloud. I have been a bit late to this party as I have never published my photos to Flikr or any other image sharing site. That is mainly because I want to keep them secret and I am really just after an off site backup solution. What I have been after is great easy storage with enough disk space for all my photographs. There are plenty of places out on the web which offer this service I know, but I want it cheap or free. This is where Microsoft SkyDrive comes in with a whopping 25GB of private storage.
Creating strongly typed views with the ASP.Net MVC framework is really easy, but what if you want to have multiple types on the same view? One way to achieve this is to create partial views for each type and creating a combined view model. Then the view will inherit this combined view model and each partial view will inherit from its component types.