Category Archives: CodeProject

ASP.Net Web Config Transform Console Utility released on nuget

Overview ASP.Net Web.config transformations are a great way to manage configuration differences between environments. You can easily change a database connection string or change the compilation model for asp.net.  Here is a link to the syntax documentation on msdn. The … Continue reading 

Also posted in .Net, Asp.Net, Asp.Net MVC, Deployment, MSDeploy, nuget, Open Source Software, OSS, Tools | 9 Comments

Are your unit tests still hard to read ? – Should Assertion Library

I created the Should library to fill a gap in the testing ecosystem in the .Net space.  Simply put, I took what I liked about using extension methods to make a more readable set of assertions, but made the library … Continue reading 

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Using sql compact for integration tests with entity framework.

In my practices using continuous integration, I try to achieve 100% code coverage using integration tests. This is a separate metric from my unit tests, think of these tests as verifying all of my infrastructure code works properly when wired … Continue reading 

Also posted in .Net, Asp.Net MVC, EntityFramework, Tools, Unittests | 12 Comments

Twitter.Bootstrap.MVC4– new release 1.0.71

To learn more about the Package read these blog posts: Introduction Release 1.0.71 Bootstrap MVC – Menu System Some interesting stats for the project. It has gotten a bunch of attention on the interwebs. The package has over 2,500 downloads, … Continue reading 

Also posted in Asp.Net, Asp.Net MVC, Bootstrap.mvc, c#, jQuery | Tagged | 7 Comments

Loading KnockoutJS View Models from ASP.Net MVC, for faster page loads

This is a little deep dive that came out of a previous post on my SignalR Series.   Background First lets talk about a little background.  The popularity of the Single Page Application (SPA) has seen its rise and fall, … Continue reading 

Also posted in Asp.Net, Asp.Net MVC, javascript, knockoutJs | 37 Comments

Build Metrics with Distributed Teams & Large Organizations

With some recent changes at work and I am looking at the quality of software development teams across a very large software organization. I am currently looking at getting the teams back to the basics in terms of software quality. … Continue reading 

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Twitter.Bootstrap.MVC4; the Bootstrap package for ASP.Net MVC4

UPDATE: To learn more about the Package read these blog posts: Introduction Release 1.0.71 Bootstrap MVC – Menu System Bootstrap as described by the project website is: “Sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development”. It is … Continue reading 

Also posted in Asp.Net, Asp.Net MVC, Bootstrap.mvc, mvc, nuget, Open Source Software, OSS | 91 Comments

How to use Git and Github for Windows from within a Windows auth proxy network.

If you work at a company where you need to type in your user id to access sites on the internet and when you want to use git to push to a repository on the internet and it just hangs. … Continue reading 

Also posted in GIT, Tools | 7 Comments

Architecture for a SignalR Synchronized Webpage Application

using: signalR aspnetmvc knockoutjs javascript jquerymobile x10 Part 1 – Synchronizing webpages across devices with SignalR Part 2 – Architecture for a SignalR Synchronized Webpage Application Part 3 – Publish Subscribe using SignalR Part 4 – Front End Code Review … Continue reading 

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Synchronizing webpages across devices with SignalR – Part 1

After your done with this post, explore the others in this series: Part 1 – Synchronizing webpages across devices with SignalR Part 2 – Architecture for a SignalR Synchronized Webpage Application Part 3 – Publish Subscribe using SignalR Part 4 … Continue reading 

Also posted in Asp.Net MVC, azure, jQuery, jquery mobile, knockoutJs, signalR | 12 Comments