Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Data-bound elements

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Adopting Fubu conventions Baseline behavior Replacing form helpers We’re now at the point where our form elements replace the existing templates in MVC, extend to the HTML5 form elements, but there’s … Continue reading 

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Create test data for mongoose.js backed MEAN stack applications

tl:dr: I’ve created a node library that creates test data with Mongoose.  You can check it out here: https://github.com/jcteague/mongoose-fixtures Integration Tests FTW! Because nodejs+mongodb applications are so fast to start up, most of my tests are integration tests.  I test … Continue reading 

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Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Replacing form helpers

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Adopting Fubu conventions Baseline behavior Last time, we ended at the point where we had a baseline behavior for text inputs, labels and outputs. We don’t want to stop there, however. … Continue reading 

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Your Old Crappy Code

If you’re not new to software, you’ve probably come across some old code of yours and thought: Oh snap! What is this? What was I thinking? I’ve done it. My friends and colleagues have done. You’ve probably done it as … Continue reading 

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Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Baseline behavior

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Adopting Fubu conventions Now that we’ve got the pieces in place for building input/display/label conventions, it’s time to circle back and figure out what exactly we want our default behaviors to … Continue reading 

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Cassandra & Rails: Cequel Batch Support

Cassandra On Rails using Cequel Atomic Batch Support When I first tried to use Cassandra with Rails over a year ago the lack of a good native (IE not thrift) driver and a good mapper was a show stopper for … Continue reading 

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Your nerd is showing

My pharmacy upgraded their computer system. I can tell by the label on my most recent medicine bottle: the QR code is in a different spot, and the prescription identifier now sports a leading zero. (Only programmers think numbers can … Continue reading 

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Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Adopting Fubu conventions

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Now that we’ve established a base for programmatically building out HTML, we can start layering on top more intelligent model-centric conventions for both displaying and editing data. Eventually, I want to … Continue reading 

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Recruiting and Being Recruited

We all know that the software industry is in dire need of more developers. This means that there is also a huge market in finding and hiring those people for companies. Whether it’s an internal team, or an agency, here … Continue reading 

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Survey of two large MVC projects

A large-ish MVC project in which I led the architecture is hitting a milestone of 12 months in development (though released to production for some months now). It’s a similar project to the one where AutoMapper came from, but this … Continue reading 

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