No more InfoCraft???

by Joe on Nov 30th in Uncategorized

So InfoCraft, after 6 years in business, is closing its doors. On January 1st, we will be “Like A Boss Coding, LLC”. Why? There’s a number of reasons. InfoCraft had a bit of a rough start in the “paperwork” department. I tried to file as an LLC, but someone had a similar “sounding” name, so […]

Continuous Deploy in Visual Studio Team Services

by Joe on Jun 23rd in Visual Studio, Web Development

A few months ago, I wrote about my experience migrating a client into Azure. Now, there’s more! Visual Studio Team Services has released some pretty awesome features related to Build and Release management. Here’s a quick overview of what I did to get a Continuous Deploy scenario set up recently. Environment Setup 3 Deployment Slots […]

GitIgnore in subdirectories of Git Repos

by Joe on Apr 25th in tools

Okay – fair warning… For those of you who have been using Git for EONS this may seem obvious. Did you know you can add .gitignore files in sub-directories? I did not! I discovered this when I told SmartGit to ignore *.html files. In a specific project, I don’t need them because they are just LinqPad […]

SQL Queries and LinqPad

by Joe on Apr 22nd in IDE, LINQ, SQL Server, tools, utilities

Just a quick post today. I was recently brought on to do some custom SQL queries in a Database that I was unfamiliar with. I had a short time to work, and the queries involved traversing several objects. I could have spent time in SQL Server, figuring out relationships, documenting foreign keys, and generating UML diagrams to […]

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 […]

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