Throwing the baby out with the bathwater
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I've heard a lot of developers saying that WebAPI is a valid replacement for ASP.NET MVC. I'm here to argue for ASP.NET MVC, even though I agree with the detractors that it is beginning to show its age.
I assume when people say that WebAPI is a replacement, they also mean to mention that Single . . .
Extract, Transform, and Load Your Way To Success
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I like to think of myself as a code artist, writing code that is beautiful, modern, and full of value. There are times when that reality is shattered by the task at hand; file processing anyone?
Most systems, if not all, have to deal with external data needing to be extracted, transformed, . . .
Not getting hurt jumping on the bandwagon.
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Mitigating the Risks of Software Development
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Thanksgiving has come and gone, leaving us with the battlefield known as Black Friday. I enjoyed my Thanksgiving with my family, and especially my time with younger brother, Yousef. He's always been curious about software development and the roller-coaster thrill ride known as a start-up. He recently . . .
It Will Make You Sound Smarter
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Software development suffers from "big words" syndrome. I come from a computer science background, and I've been taught that developing a vocabulary for any field or profession is a good thing. This development of vocabulary is usually referred to as lingo.
the vocabulary or jargon of . . .
An challenge in patience and creativity
It is not secret that I work with RavenDB. What that offers me as a developer is the ability to nest functionality within my classes (what a revelation). Lately functional programming is all the rage, so I was wondering, could a developer, me, write a C# app without using any loops. When I say loops, I mean the following: For, For-each, . . .
I put the code in Code Camp
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This past weekend I gave a talk at Philly.NET Code Camp about my favorite document database, RavenDB and I feel it was well received. If I had to be critical of myself, I would argue that I had way too much content. My nerves as a first time speaker may have made me over compensate with code. That being . . .