UPDATE as of 8/3/2015 9:16:35 AM by AD: It appears that Mr. Whut is updating AttachTo himself now to work with newer VS versions and I failed to realize that. I do not know at what point that he fixed AttachTo, but it would have been nice to know before I went through the trouble. […]
UPDATE as of 8/10/2015 9:56:14 AM by AD: I have made a lot of changes to CHK since writing this post, so I just updated it to reflect those changes. If you’re coming here a second time for reference, please take a lot at my second post about CHK. Wouldn’t it be cool if […]
I spent all day trying to figure something out in Entity Framework that shouldn’t have taken an entire day to figure out. It was so dumb, I feel obligated to post it here. The code below illustrates the problem. The Test method is simply trying to add a new Child record to the database. Notice that the Child class contains […]
2017: Why is this post so popular? It’s always one of the highest viewed posts on my site and I’ve never understood why. When you’re done reading, please leave a comment letting me know. — I just integrated Visual Studio’s web project publish command with Zapier so I can send build events to Slack. That’s […]
The new WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme is pretty nice. But if you’ve just activated this theme and you’re using Disqus as a comment system, you might have noticed the comments don’t look right: Here’s how I fixed the problem..
Have you ever dreaded formatting your computer because of all the software you know you’re going to have to re-install? Do you wish there was an easier way? I’m looking at having to format one of the computers in our office and I want it have the same software that I have installed on my primary […]
[4/10/2015 3:50:03 PM UPDATE: I updated the definition of the Caches class to support injecting dependencies into ICaches<T> implementations.] [7/1/2017 2:44:53 PM UPDATE: Here’s a dinky little solution that illustrates the caching solution at work: ConsoleApp1 Also, I hate reading my old posts. :) ] In many applications, there is a need to globally cache […]
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of waxing poetic on all that is software development to four groups of 7th graders at a local elementary school. I figured it’d be a good idea to document the experience for other developers who might find themselves in the same situation one day (turns out, I’m not […]
I love love love LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE writing code! Writing code. I love it. But writing code alone won’t get you very far in this career. To be a good developer, you have to be good at more than just writing code. You have to be good at the “dirty work”. What is software developer dirty work?
We’ve all been there… It’s 5pm at work.. You un-dock your laptop from your three 24″ 4k monitors to head home and continue the coding fest from home on your single 17″ CRT monitor that you stole from work ten years ago. By default, Visual Studio 2013 takes all those windows you had open at […]