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Clear ReSharper Solution Cache from the Command Line
There are times when ReSharper gets confused. It might be unable to locate references if you've been re-jigging your packages (oe-er) or it might be unable to perform a refactoring on a file because its in read-only mode for no good reason. While there's al...

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ServiceStack.Redis and StructureMap
I've tripped up on this a couple of times so I've just decided to layout the right way to make use of the ServiceStack.Redis client library when using StructureMap DI Container. The mistake I used to make was to have my controller or service depend upon an ...

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F# Type Providers
Solving F# problems at a Skills Matter session earlier this week allowed me to fully appreciate the power of the Type Provider. The task can be found here for those interested:  https://github.com/tpetricek/Dojo-Type-Provider-Treasure-Hunt The aim of this p...

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Decoupling your Web Deploy Build Script from Team City with Powershell
Continuing my (inadvertent) series on stream-lining your deployment process this next instalment is about bundling your deployment script in with your deployment package and breaking dependencies between Build and Deployment Configurations. Previous Topics:...

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Why Functional Programming?
I was in attendance at FPDays2013 to hear Bodil Stokke's talk: Programming, Only Better . I revisited this talk recently in order to put together the case for functional programming and F# to my colleagues. The first part of my presentation is largely taken...

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Hotfix KB2842230 for WinRM on Windows 2012 (64-bit)
This post is just to document the location of a hotfix file that Microsoft Support fails to link to. They try to provide access from here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2842230 . But the 'Hotfix Available' link doesn't provide access to the 64-bit versio...

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Quick How To: Entity Framework Auto Migrations
The requirement in the project is to store some tracking information in a SQL database. I have created a POCO out of basic value types to house the data. I want each instance of this object to be persisted as a row in a table: enter EF 6.0. Its as simple as...

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5 Reasons to Keep Software Projects Small
Thoughts of system architecture have been cropping up recently so I wanted to layout some reasons why keeping software projects small is a good thing . A small software project is one that has one main purpose and few features. A small software project can ...
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