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Don Waldo
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I might fly first class, but I like to keep it real ;)
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Microsoft Surface Book
Late last year I started a new job where I was supplied with a Surface Book. My last job supplied me with a 10 pound Dellasuras, which I was more than glad to leave behind. With all the hype around the Surface Book I was excited to use one on a daily basis...

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Mocking base class methods using Moq
While working with MVC recently, I encountered a situation where my code interacted with the OWIN context. I wanted to avoid pain in my unit tests, but didn't really have time to create an interface and wrapper for this interaction.  I had already encapsul...

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Running Web.Config Transforms on Build
Web application
deployment typically involves transforming the build depending on the build
target.  Typically Visual Studio only
runs the standard transforms on publish of the web application (publish
profiles).  This can be confusing and
frustrating as ma...

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Software Testing Group Discussion Notes
At the last Duluth .Net User Group meeting we had a group discussion around the topic of testing.  As an extension of that meeting I want to present a collection of information for folks who are just getting familiar with software testing.  The following is...

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Flexible Forms with AlpacaJs
At work recently we decided to implement our own custom forms.  The requirement was that we needed to be able to switch out our standard forms with variants so we could do A-B testing.  We already make use of Formstack for one off custom forms, so we decide...

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Entity Framework Code First - Don't Initialize Navigation Properties
At work we've been using Dapper.Net as our ORM.  For several months I felt that I we were using EF for our ORM our velocity would be so much better.  Recently my feelings on this have started to change as I've realized that Dapper is quite freeing. Entity F...

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Pull Request /ˈedəkət,ˈedəˌket/
Over the years I've seen many unproductive threads on the net revolving around projects that are accepting pull requests.  In general when both project maintainers and contributors use their manners everyone stays happier.  When you read some project thread...

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Pull Request /ˈedəkət,ˈedəˌket/
Over the years I've seen many unproductive threads on the net revolving around projects that are accepting pull requests.  In general when both project maintainers and contributors use their manners everyone stays happier. The other day while reading in the...

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MS-Test Code Coverage in Jenkins Build Server
One interesting aspect of working on a small team that does not yet have a dev-ops position is that we all get to have a hand in different aspects of what dev-ops entails.  We use Jenkins an open source Java powered build server. If you aren't aware of what...

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Editing Collections in MVC
At work we've been rebuilding some of our core applications.  As a part of that effort I've been working on an internal MVC 4 solution used to provision our multi-tenant application.  One of the core guiding principles of this our application rebuild and ar...
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