Last couple of hours I was trying to bind json data from a WCF service to a simple HTML UI using Knockout js. This is a very simple application I created to learn Knockout.
I used to be a huge supporter of TDD, but lately, I’ve become much more pragmatic about it.
In this video, I discuss test driven development and what my current views on it are.
The Extensible Storage Engine (ESE/ESENT), also known as JET Blue, is an Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM)data storage technology. Its purpose is to allow applications to store and retrieve data via indexed and sequential access.
Developers strive to write well-tested, reusable code with well-defined interfaces so that when they need to update the functionality, they need do so in one place only. It is the principle of ‘Don’t Repeat Yourself’ (D.R.Y.).
For developers who practice unit testing and want to deliver exceptional software, JustMock Lite is the superior free mocking framework that makes unit testing simpler for SOLID testable projects.
First, let me say that I realize Silverlight in no way “owns” the Model-View-View Model pattern. I’ve written on this extensively in my article “MVVM Explained.”
You mean there's more than NuGet? No, say it's not so! Kidding aside, this is a great article of tools you might not of heard of before. Make sure you click through to read the details.
In the previous post, we looked at Android gesture recognition and animations. This post completes the picture by looking at the same features in iOS. Touch gestures and animations are really cool experiences for users, and iOS ships them out of the box because it is both touch-first and touch-centric, and touch naturally leads to rich, immersive animations.
Today I started to update my very first app I ever wrote to Windows Phone 8. The app has a read aloud feature that uses the Bing translation service (as TTS was not available on Windows Phone 7).
If you're having a problem getting the idea of open source across, there's nothing like a fun video to help... and hey, it's LEGO's!
I’m happy to announce that I will be speaker at Global Windows Azure Bootcamp at Sofia, Bulgaria this year. I have two real-life based presentations there (you know well I don’t like those hello-world-presentations) and I have some valuable field information plus real-life code to share with you. Here’s few words about my presentations.
Entity Framework 6.1 is now available on NuGet, and this blog post by Rowan Miller, Program Manager for the Entity Framework team, covers the major new features in this release. Most of the new features are also applicable to SQL Server Compact users, for example Code First Model from Database in the EDM Wizard, which is also available with SQL Server Compact if the latest SQL Server Compact Toolbox version is installed.
This would be AWESOME if there was an internal business store, where my users could create internal app's with this and publish them. Find out more about the Project Siena plans in this article.
One of the core principles we have on our team is customer transparency. We understand that you are trusting us and taking a bet on our platform when you use our API.
While working on my current project, I needed a solution for a running code with a time offset. Well, you might say, no problem after all, and it is true. The challenge at this point was to find a way to keep it cancelable at any time. And so the fun started.
Microsoft’s Managed Extensibility Framework is somewhat of an unsung hero in the .Net world in my opinion. The framework itself is insanely powerful and magical but when you combine it with other patterns and frameworks like MVVM it becomes pure sorcery.
Host the Docs is a simple way to host static code documentation. Its main use is as a self-hosted server for your organization’s private documentation. Better alternatives are available for open source projects, such as Read the Docs or Github Pages.
I’m honoured to have two sessions approved for NDC 2014 in Oslo in June. I’ll be talking on “Strangling the Legacy out of an Application” and “Using the Scrum Rules Against your Boss”.
I love it when I am discovering new awesome stuff to provide a unique User Experience in my apps. AppAdditives by ExGrip LLC are the newest tools I felt in love with.
I was reading an article in the NY Times about the resignation of Target’s CIO due to the massive data breach that was made public back in December. This is a big hammer to drop at Target and probably one of many others that will not be publically announced. I began to wonder about how human nature and hubris affect decisions regarding data security.
Regionator - removes (with vengeance) all the regions from your source with a simple click or keyboard shortcut (default Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K). Regions often hide code that should be open, organized and readable; other times they simply get in the way with unnecessary grouping that sometimes scross scopes.
I've been using their .Net Library for the better part of a decade, but it wasn't as uber (i.e. as Google API wide) as this one. Anyway... Good to seem them push this forward and give it some love (kind of/mostly, but better this then dead I guess!).
After scouring the internet for a good, updated list of developer podcasts, I have come up empty. It seems that the best list is an old closed Stack Overflow question which is far out of date. The second and third results are also pretty old and stale.