# Unit Testing Life : Captain Planet

### Cartoons of my childhood, meet my adulthood

Cartoons are amazing, end of discussion. I still find them enjoyable as an adult. One of the cartoons I really enjoyed as a kid was Captain Planet. So I thought I would go down memory lane and write a unit test that expressed the most exciting and frustrating part of that show. The appearance of Captain Planet, or the Planeteers inability to . . .

October 31, 2013

# Halloween Horrors

### Scary LINQ Queries

I'm sitting here, waiting for kids to come knocking on my door. I really hope they do, because if they don't eat the candy I know I will. So as I sit here, I wonder, what kind of LINQ queries one might write on Halloween.

 from candy in basket
where candy.Name == "snickers"
select candy.Unwrap()

 var  . . .

October 31, 2013

# ASP.NET MVC 5 Authentication Breakdown

### What's what in the new Authentication Paradigm

Note: I apologize in advance if my OWIN lingo is incorrect. Although I'm familiar with the idea of OWIN, I am not familiar with it's vocabulary.

## Introduction

I've been inspecting the new bits of ASP.NET MVC 5 and trying to make sense of the new paradigm that me, as .NET developer, is going to be working in. This . . .

October 28, 2013

# Unit Testing Life : Laughter

I'm trying out a new series of poems/executable code. I had this idea while thinking about things and situations in my life. I am not sure if this series will make sense to a lot of people but I thought I'd experiment with it.

Additionally, all unit tests will be compilable C# code, so you can compile them yourself, and see . . .

October 28, 2013

# Knockout Client-side Pager

### Paging collections on the client UI with a simple model

image by Horia Varlan

Whenever I page collections on the server, I use the great PagedList project for .NET, it works just as well for ajax requests.I serialize my PagedList model as JSON and return it to my front-end. That only solves paging on my server, for very large collections. There are times I'd like to page collections . . .

October 19, 2013

I like when things upgrade in my life and software is no exception. Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 released today, and as usual I have to go through the sexy dance that is the upgrade tango. So what does my development machine look like today?

• Windows 8.1
• Visual Studio 2013
• ReSharper 8
• . . .

October 17, 2013

# Domain For Sale: NuStyles.net

### free idea included for you entrepreneurs

image by Diana Parkhouse

So I own the domain NuStyles.net. If anybody wants it I'd be willing to sell it to you. This is the idea behind NuStyles when I originally purchased the domain:

ASP.NET MVC developers could purchase Twitter Bootstrap, Semantic UI, or other CSS framework templates through the site . . .