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 […]

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 […]

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