Bring Your Own LINQ Providers
Most applications have common features that seasoned developers are familiar with: front-end, back-end, and storage. The back-end and storage evolve as the application criteria changes. Sometimes, it is important to make changes to your data that requires the intelligence of your back-end layer. This post will show you the "best" . . .
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"Postal Code" for my international readers
HTML 5 brings a lot of new features to a developers toolbox. One of those features gives developers the ability to get a user's position via
longitude. In this blog post, I will show the basics of finding the closest address to the coordinates given by a user's device.
Step 1 : Getting The Coordinates
We will first need . . .
At RIMdev, We are closing in on 7 months of using our Automation libraries to test a WebAPI application. This post will explain some of the best practices we've found to get valuable and fast(ish) tests. Here, in no particular order, is our wisdom learned through the school of hard knocks.
When a unit test works, don't write an . . .
I have noticed anger towards Microsoft lately for "doing OSS wrong". In this post I will explain the following points:
- Microsoft is fine staying on their current course.
- As developers in the OSS ecosystem, we also have the right to do what we want.
- Most of our complaints don't impact the ecosystem negatively or positively.
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We just released Supurlative and one of my favorite features is Formatters. It gives you the ability to intercept any type and perform custom logic. In our current API work, we wanted to intercept a type that implemented a generic interface. That type is an
To check whether the type we come across is the
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This extension method runs on my tears
We recently released Supurlative, a hypermedia centric url and template generator. Part of generating templates is removing the constraints off of existing routes. To do this accurately without side effects, we need to iterate over each key/route pair and register them into our temporary
RouteCollection. Sounds easy right? Well not so much, . . .
Links and templates are at the heart of a Hypermedia API. It is important to generate correct resource links in addition to properly defining the capabilities each resources exposes via url templates. ASP.NET WebAPI comes with first class support for generating urls using the
RouteCollection class. SupUrlative attempts to standardize the way . . .