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WebApiContrib is Alive

Just a heads up for anybody that hasn’t seen it, but WebApiContrib (the community contributions to ASP.NET’s new Web API framework) is alive and kicking! Pedro Reys wrote up an excellent introduction about what’s going on with the project(s), where … Continue reading 

Posted in ASP.NET Web API | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Newline at end of file

This is just me asking a question in public and doing as little research on the subject as possible, but why wouldn’t you want a newline character at the end of a file? There are several reasons why I can … Continue reading 

Posted in Rant | Tagged | 9 Comments

Super Simple Versioning of Third Party Scripts

My attention span decreases every day too… tl;dr – Scroll to bottom of page for a neat code example… Working on a large eCommerce web site gives me the “privilege” of working with other companies that integrate with us via … Continue reading 

Posted in Continuous Improvement, JavaScript | 4 Comments

Queue is Always Empty Using yield return

I ran into an issue in a C# application the other day. Thankfully I figured out what was going wrong right away, but it could have turned into a big headache potentially. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer … Continue reading 

Posted in ASP.NET MVC, LINQ | 2 Comments

Using AppHarbor for Continuous Integration

I thought it would be interesting to use AppHarbor as a quick way to get some code with tests under a continuous integration environment. Along with this, if I could also use the AppHarbor deployed web site to serve that … Continue reading 

Posted in AppHarbor, Continuous Integration, Deployment, git | 5 Comments

New (to me) Applications

Recently, I’ve been using some new applications on which I should share some thoughts. LinqPad I won a copy of this at our local .Net Users Group, CRineta, and it has been great since I started using it! If I … Continue reading 

Posted in Favorites, Personal | 8 Comments

ReSharper Easter Egg?

A while ago, I was looking through some C# code and came across something fun that was being added by ReSharper. In comments, the words “gold” and “silver” are underlined with that color. I don’t know if this is just … Continue reading 

Posted in For Fun, Reading Code | 10 Comments

Quirk with Invalid Git Config

I bumped into what seems like a weird quirk with one of my git config files today. A bad value was reported: error: Malformed value for branch.autosetuprebasefatal: bad config file line 18 in .git/config   In the image, you’ll notice … Continue reading 

Posted in git | 1 Comment

AutoMapper Tests Made Simple

I work primarily on a C# ASP.NET MVC application that deals with many other systems which seem to dish out strings all over the place. Hence the need for something like AutoMapper. When converting this data into objects or enumerations, … Continue reading 

Posted in AutoMapper, DRY, NUnit, Testing | Leave a comment

Comments are the Devil

I recently read Chris Coyier’s article entitled Show Markup in CSS Comments. I was actually a bit angry that so many responses praised this and so few were turned off from the idea. I appreciate the idea of making things … Continue reading 

Posted in Comments, CSS, Design, DRY | 4 Comments