Khalid Abuhakmeh

Elasticsearch Indexing of U.S. Phone Numbers

Trials of an Elasticsearch Newbie

Working with Elasticsearch feels like sitting in the cockpit of a rocket ship: empowering and terrifying all at the same time. I've been learning a lot about the product, and the documentation has been the best resource on my educational journey. In this post, I hope to explain how to index an U.S. phone number utilizing a custom analyzer . . .

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September 23, 2017

Tips For The Job Seeking Developer

You Can Do It!

As a hiring manager, I sit through interviews for potential candidates applying to add value to our team. Some are great interviews, and others leave you wondering why did we even bother. Interviews are very much a dating experience. Two parties sitting across from each other, knowing very little about one another,and thinking if they could . . .

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September 24, 2016

Initial Port Of Restful Routing To ASP.NET Core

Download and Try It Now From Nuget

TL;DR Download and Try Restful Routing for ASP.NET Core also contribute on GitHub.

Restful Routing is a Rails-inspired route registration approach for ASP.NET MVC. Even before becoming the maintainer of this project, I loved it! The simplicity of mapping your routes in a single location while simultaneously expressing the relationship between . . .

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August 28, 2016

Directory Browser Middleware With ASP.NET Core

1998 called, and it wants to let you know that directory browsing is still cool. ASP.NET Core may be the latest technology on the block, but it likes the "classics" just as much as you do. Skimming through the ASP.NET documentation under "Working with Static Files", I noticed that ASP.NET Core comes with a . . .

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August 19, 2016

Looking At ASP.NET Core's IApplicationLifetime

There is a lot to learn with the new ASP.NET Core framework, and while a lot of what I know from the previous version of ASP.NET carries over, there are exciting new features that I can't help but explore. IApplicationLifetime is one of those interfaces that begs for further inspection.

What Is IApplicationLifetime?

IApplicationLifetime . . .

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August 16, 2016

Using Semantic UI with ASP.NET Core

Instead of Bootstrap

The default template for an ASP.NET Core application comes with Bootstrap installed and ready to use. Bootstrap is great, and I recommend it as a solid base for any web application. That said, you may want to use a different UI framework, like Semantic UI. This post will walk you through the necessary steps to install and setup Semantic UI.

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August 05, 2016

Building a Simple Bank With Marten

Event Store, PostgreSQL, and Awesome

Back Story

My employer likes to give out what you may think of as "Monopoly money" as an incentive to employees when they act extraordinarily. My coworkers and I call them Ritter Bucks, and they can be used to buy items from an internal company store: shirts, candy, and more. While it works for our home office, it is hard to involve . . .

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July 13, 2016


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