Connect KendoUI to MVC Web API without ODataController

This is in response to a recent post by Steve Smith (Connect KendoUI AutoComplete to MVC Action). In his post, Steve stated that using Web API to connect a KendoUI AutoComplete with OData “can present a challenge”. Yes, ODataControllers definitely present a challenge.. and, I admit.. the first time I tried to get KendoUI to talk […]

VisualStudio 14 stopped working after upgrading to Windows 10 build 9860?

Upon upgrading to Windows 10 build 9860, the latest Visual Studio 14 preview starting showing this error on startup: The ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.EditorPackage’ package did not load correctly. Things didn’t get any better when you try to do anything in the shiny new IDE.. For example, here’s what happens when creating a new C# Console project: Object […]

MemoryCache – Acceptably unpredictable

If you’re not familiar with System.Runtime.Caching.MemoryCache, chances are that the following code does three things you wouldn’t expect… https://gist.github.com/alexdresko/bd08881515a0a7a5ad0f Take a look at the call to AddOrGetExisting. Here’s the method signature if it helps.. https://gist.github.com/alexdresko/774785378673cfa00643 Doesn’t look too suspicious, does it? If you’ve never seen MemoryCache.AddOrGetExisting, you might have made the following incorrect assumptions: The […]

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