Creating an Ubuntu developer VM on Hyper-V – Part 2

Installing MongoDB For a more detailed description of the process refer to the official MongoDB documentation here. First off we have to import the MongoDB public GPG key Then, similar as we did for Mono in the previous post we … Continue reading 

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Can I delete this branch?

End-of-the-year housecleaning time: Our team’s project has accumulated a few* git branches that are almost certainly stale. Some of them were last worked on by people who aren’t even on the project anymore. Still, I wanted to reassure myself before … Continue reading 

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Creating an Ubuntu developer VM on Hyper-V

Introduction I had a need to quickly create a Linux VM on a Windows 8.1 machine to use for Angular JS and .NET development. I have not been using Unix or any variant of it for years so this was … Continue reading 

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Using the Strategy Pattern to Reduce Complexity in Your JavaScript

Problem: Do you ever find yourself writing a lengthy switch statements or if statements structured like a switch. Luckily there is the Strategy Pattern to help alleviate this complex, sometimes unintelligible code. You may have also noticed that this code … Continue reading 

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My Angular video series – Special deal

Packt Publishing, the publisher of my video series is offering a great 5$ deal until 6th of January 2015. You can watch my video series and any other video for just 5 bucks! Go hurry… The main offer landing page … Continue reading 

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AutoMapper 3.3 feature: Projection conversions

AutoMapper 3.3 introduced a few features to complement the mapping capabilities available in normal mapping. Just like you can do ConvertUsing for completely replacing conversion between two types, you can also supply a custom projection expression to replace the mapping … Continue reading 

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AutoMapper 3.3 feature: open generics

One of the interesting features of AutoMapper 3.3 is the ability to map open generic types. Open generics are those that don’t supply type parameters, like: AutoMapper had some limited support for certain built-in open generics, but only the collection … Continue reading 

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MediatR hits 1.0

I’ve been using a project I wrote/borrowed/stole from a number of internal projects and existing libraries (thanks Matt) for well over a year now, and are releasing to 1.0. MediatR helps turn complex code into simplified request/response interactions, encapsulating queries, … Continue reading 

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Angular JS – My Video Series is ready!

 Yes yes, I have been quiet for a long time! But I didn’t sleep… no, I was busily creating a video series about “Building an Application with Angular JS” consisting of 9 sections with in total 41 videos. This was … Continue reading 

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AutoMapper 3.3 released

View the release notes: AutoMapper 3.3 Release Notes And download it from NuGet. Some highlights in the release include: Open generic support Explicit LINQ expansion Custom constructors for LINQ projection Custom type converter support for LINQ projection Parameterized LINQ queries … Continue reading 

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