C# 6 Features: Expression Bodied Methods

by Joe on Feb 4th in .Net, C#

Ok this is going to be a short one. We’ve seen how the Expression Bodied Auto Properties can simplify things a little bit. But, if that is possible, then what about other things with simple bodies? Turns out, Methods are fair game as well. This is turning in to a fairly popular language change. Again, it’s […]

C# 6 Features: Expression Bodied Auto-Properties

by Joe on Feb 3rd in .Net, C#

Today I’d like to look at something interesting that moves us a little further with Auto-Properties. Expression Bodied Auto-Properties. This concept is pretty neat because it lets us take the idea of Auto-Initializing a property, and making it unsettable, and then gives us the ability to add on a lamba expression into the mix! The […]

C# 6 Features: Immutable Auto-Properties

by Joe on Feb 2nd in .Net, C#

Now that we’ve seen how to create Auto-Property Initializers, let’s take a look at another new feature of Auto-Properties: Immutable Auto-Properties. For our use-case, I’d like to recall the PersonService class we created during the Simple Injection Example. In this example, we created a new person, then passed it to a service to save the new person to […]

C# 6 Features: AutoProperty Initializers

by Joe on Feb 1st in .Net, C#

Last week, I started discussing the new C# 6 features introduced in Visual Studio 2015. The first entry discussed my personal favorite – String Interpolation. Today, I’d like to focus on Auto-Property Initializers. To get started, let’s take a look at our Person class that we’ve used a few times already. It’s pretty simple, and will be […]

Cleaned up my sample code

by Joe on Jan 31st in GitHub

Tags The Simple Injection Example I posted on GitHub was bothering me a little. It was just kind of hideous. I went through and, hopefully, made it a little easier to follow my thought process. I went one step at a time and posted them as Releases to my Master Branch, using Release Tags. If you’re […]

C# 6 Features: CLR Version

by Joe on Jan 30th in .Net, C#, Visual Studio

Continuing in our C# 6 Features Series… One of the neat things about C# 6 is that it is backwards compatible to previous versions of .Net. Language Versions are not identical to .Net Common Language Runtime (CLR) versions – which can produce a little bit of confusion. As of today (January 30, 2016), the current .Net CLR runtime […]

C# 6 Features: String Interpolation

by Joe on Jan 29th in .Net, C#, Visual Studio

I had a few minutes, so I thought I’d get a series of posts started – really quick snippets about why C# 6 features are interesting, and why they matter. The one I’m going to start with is the one I’ve been using far and away the most. String Interpolation. Take a look at this: […]

Simple Injection Example

by Joe on Jan 29th in .Net, Architecture, C#

Today I was asked an interesting question: how do I test a method which writes to a database, without writing to the database. My answer, of course: “Interfaces”! But… what if you don’t know HOW to do interfaces? My goal in this post is to explain Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control without actually using the words […]

Moving to Azure

by Joe on Feb 27th in .Net, Azure, C#

I spent last weekend moving a client’s website from a traditional host into Azure Websites. I learned a few things, and made a few mistakes, but mostly it went fairly well. I thought I should share a little of my experience out here. What went well? The site moved directly from the traditional host to […]

Hyper-V and HP

by Joe on Sep 2nd in HP, tools, Troubleshooting, Uncategorized, Windows 8

So, I have just concluded a months-long battle with installing Hyper-V on my HP Envy H8-1414. Apparently, the Bluetooth Driver that comes preloaded is not compatible with Hyper-V. I went through cycles of wiping my computer and restarting, even the extreme of taking my desktop back to Best Buy and having them do an OS […]

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