Starting a new adventure

Looking back I’ve been working as an architect and chief architect for TOPAZ Technologies LLC more than 6 years. It has been an exciting time and I have learned a lot. In 2009 I inherited an enterprise application that, let’s … Continue reading 

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AutoMapper support for Xamarin Unified (64 bit)

I pushed out a prerelease package of AutoMapper for Xamarin Unified, including 64-bit support for iOS. http://www.nuget.org/packages/AutoMapper/ If you’ve had issues with Xamarin on 64-bit iOS, removing an adding the AutoMapper NuGet package reference should do the trick. And yes, … Continue reading 

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Clean Tests: A Primer

Over the course of my career, I’ve an opportunity to work with a number of long lived codebases. Ones that I’ve been a part of since commit one and continue on for six or seven years. Over that time, I’ll … Continue reading 

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How to *easily* apt-get update “offline”

Building a Virtual Appliance is hard. A virtual appliance is a pre-configured virtual machine image, ready to run on a hypervisor; virtual appliances are a subset of the broader class of software appliances. Installation of a software appliance on a … Continue reading 

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Integrating MediatR with Web API

One of the design goals I had in mind with MediatR was to limit the 3rd party dependencies (and work) needed to integrate MediatR. To do so, I only take a dependency on CommonServiceLocator. In MediatR, I need to resolve … Continue reading 

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Combating the lava-layer anti-pattern with rolling refactoring

Mike Hadlow blogged about the lava-layer anti-pattern, describing, which I have ranted about in nearly every talk I do, the nefarious issue of opinionated but lazy tech leads introducing new concepts into a system but never really seeing the idea … Continue reading 

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Generic variance in DI containers

DI containers, as complex as they might be, still provide quite a lot of value when it comes to defining and realizing the composition of your system. I use the variance features quite a bit, especially in my MediatR project … Continue reading 

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Writing an Angular JS application end-2-end–Part 2

Introduction In the previous post I showed how we can use Yeoman to scaffold a new ASP.NET vNext application on Ubuntu. I then implemented a simple RESTful API and also started to implement the basics of a domain model. In … Continue reading 

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Los Techies 2014 Year in Review

Another year of blogging, another year of inane, vapid and vacuous posts. But enough about my writing, let’s pore into the numbers behind blogging at Los Techies. We saw a departure of one of our most prolific bloggers in Derick … Continue reading 

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Creating an Angular application end-2-end – Part 1

Introduction In this post series I want to demonstrate how to create a full blown application end-to-end which uses Angular JS on the client, ASP.NET vNext and/or Node JS on the server. Architectural patterns that I am going to use … Continue reading 

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