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Khalid Abuhakmeh

Punkin Chunkin World Championship

A weekend in Bridgedville, Delaware

Cannons
image by Khalid Abuhakmeh

Nicole and I spent the weekend at the Punkin Chunkin World Championship We watched some amazing machines take some otherwise normal pumpkins, and turn them into orange streaks in the sky that could travel upwards of 3000 feet. Think about that?! A pumpkin, traveling over half a mile (5280 feet in a mile . . .

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November 04, 2013

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 . . .

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November 01, 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  . . .

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November 01, 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 . . .

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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 . . .

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October 28, 2013

Knockout Client-side Pager

Paging collections on the client UI with a simple model

book paging 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 . . .

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October 19, 2013

The Upgrade Tango

Upgrading my development machine

Tango lessonsby Andre Deak

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
  • . . .

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October 17, 2013

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