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Khalid Abuhakmeh

Software Developer and All Around Nice Guy @AquaBirdConsult

How To Structure an ASP.NET MVC Web Application

How I do things

I've been doing ASP.NET MVC development for a while now. I can still remember buying my copy of Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0. It's been a while since then, and I've learned a few tricks, although granted, there is still a lot to learn....

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August 15, 2014

When Developers Fail...

There is a fragile balance between the user and the developer, which comes down to a single unspoken promise:

We ,developers, will build "good" software, and they,users, will use it.

When this promise is broken, users don't get mad, they don't scream, they...

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August 14, 2014

Create a DateTimeOffset Specific To A User's Locale in C#

What time is it? It's Business Time!

When it comes to programming, dates and times are not your friend. Recently I had to help a fellow developer program an events calendar. These events take place across the United States in different timezones. At this point you have...

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August 09, 2014

Electronic Dance Music Tropes

What did that singer just say?!

As a developer, I listen to a lot of electronic dance music, better known as EDM. There are many reasons for my choice of EDM as a listening option. The lack of coherent lyrics makes it easier to focus on the problem at hand and drown out any distractions....

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August 04, 2014

Syncing Entity Framework To RavenDB as a Search Provider

Will work with other Search Providers Too!

I've been using RavenDB for years now, and I think it is a great NoSQL solution. That said, sometimes NoSQL is not the right solution for your clients. This is especially true for an upcoming project that my team and I have started....

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August 03, 2014

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock II: Wrath Of Neo4j

Using Neo4j to write a game engine

In my previous post, I wrote a C# game engine for the game Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. I kept looking at the image describing the game and it began to look familiar. Where have I seen this before?

Rules

Neo4j

Oh yeah... Neo4J and it's...

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July 26, 2014

Unit Testing Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

TL;DR Go to my Github repository to get a simple game engine.

My girlfriend and I were talking about Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock a game very similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors with two additional weapons. While I could explain it, I believe...

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July 26, 2014

Complexity Kills

K.I.S.S. has never been more critical to success

I'm slowly creeping up on 3 months on the new job, and what I have learned is that complexity kills. Over architecture has incurred immense technical debt that it is stifling our teams forward velocity. No worries, I have a plan to reduce complexity and put us on better...

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July 17, 2014

Fun With Calca: Sweepstakes Calculation

Win $5,000 a Week "Forever"

Note: All snippets can be pasted into Calca an awesome natural calculator.

While watching TV, I saw a commercial for Publishers Clearing House Sweepstake. The claim sounds pretty fantastic:

Get $5,000.00 a week for life, then after that,
someone you choose...

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July 14, 2014

Nuget Packages Published!

Releases for July 9th, 2014

I love Open Source! I am happy to announce the latest releases of my Nuget.

July 10, 2014

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