Cassandra C# Driver: Surprising gotcha with SimpleStatement

When helping someone with a Batch using the C# driver and I had a bit of a surprise. I wanted to reuse the CQL and I couldn’t at that point use a Prepare because of a bug, since SimpleStatement has … Continue reading 

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How transistors work: Illustrated

After fruitless searches in electronics books, electrical engineering textbooks, even physics, trying to find a way to understand transistors (not just where to put one in a circuit), I stumbled upon the answer when I wasn’t looking for it. Chemistry. … Continue reading 

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Cassandra: Batch loading without the Batch keyword

Batches in Cassandra are often mistaken as a performance optimization. They can be but only in rare cases. First we need to discuss the different types of batches: Unlogged Batch A good example of a logged batch assuming a partition … Continue reading 

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Announcing Austin Code Camp 2014

It’s that time of year again to hold our annual Austin Code Camp, hosted by the Austin .NET User Group: Austin 2014 Code Camp We’re at a new location this year at New Horizons Computer Learning Center Austin, as our … Continue reading 

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Reviewing Git feature branches when you don’t have pull requests

I’m not always using Git in an environment that supports pull requests. My preferred Git workflow, even within a team of co-workers who sit together, is to have features developed and tested within a feature branch, then reviewed and merged … Continue reading 

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Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Client-side templates

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Adopting Fubu conventions Baseline behavior Replacing form helpers Data-bound elements Validators Building larger primitives Client-side templates In our last post, we brought everything together to build composable blocks of tags driven … Continue reading 

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Kids, electronics, play dough, summer camp!

We had too much fun and a half at the Circuits in Play Dough session at That Conference. Here are resources from the workshop.

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Caffeinated Usability

We have the neediest coffee maker. It’s great having free, freshly ground espresso at the office, but that machine is constantly yalping for one thing or another. Waiting for your espresso to brew gives you time to think about usability. … Continue reading 

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Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Building larger primitives

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Adopting Fubu conventions Baseline behavior Replacing form helpers Data-bound elements Validators Building larger primitives Client-side templates We’ve taken our individual form elements quite far now, adopting a variety of conventions in … Continue reading 

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Conventional HTML in ASP.NET MVC: Validators

Other posts in this series: A primer Building tags Adopting Fubu conventions Baseline behavior Replacing form helpers Data-bound elements Validators Building larger primitives Client-side templates We’re marching towards our goal of creating conventional components, similar to React classes or Angular … Continue reading 

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