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Khalid Abuhakmeh

Travel Booking For Developers

Transportation, Hotel, and Tickets in one purchase

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There are thousands of technology conferences a year. I should know, because it feels like I miss out on all of them. Not enough money or not enough time, usually the latter. I was thinking, how do people book their travel and I wonder if there is a need that isn't being met here?

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October 11, 2013

Potential OSS : RavenDB Migrations

This is just a thought experiment

migration
image by Shawn Rossi

RavenDB is amazing, but there seems to be something missing and I think I know what it is: Migrations. I want the ability to be able to create small snippets of code that create, delete, or update documents already existing in the database. This is about creating a standard structure. This is what I was . . .

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October 10, 2013

Speaking at Philly.NET Code Camp

RavenDB basics and overview

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image by Rupert Ganzer

I've been selected to give a talk at Philly.NET during their Code Camp event. I'm really excited to give my first talk about a database I am really passionate about. If you are in the area, please feel free to come by and see my talk. Also I'd love to meet other devs so please come up to me and . . .

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October 10, 2013

Mortgage Calculators Are Liars

Take these things into account when purchasing a home

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image by Kelly Schott

My girlfriend, Nicole, and I are in the process of looking for a home but we've run into an interesting surprise. Most mortgage calculators online are designed to trick us into thinking we can afford more than we really can, or at the very least, that we need less money to purchase a home. I'm . . .

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October 09, 2013

Retire The Word "Enterprise"

Marketing double-speak

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I can't help but feel that the .NET community is suffering from a slight form of elitism that has hurt our ability to get more developers to look at .NET as the amazing tool that it is. I'm mainly talking about the word Enterprise. What does that word even mean anymore?

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October 08, 2013

The Problem With Mail in One Picture

Stop mailing me crazy-ass people

Crazy People

Please stop mailing me crazy people. I have no interest in your prophecies that fail to happen every time you predict them. I recommend you save your money and watch the episode by Penn & Teller Bullshit. Thanks for understanding douche-bags.

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October 07, 2013

The Golden Seven - ASP.NET MVC Controllers

Good advice is worth repeating

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I am the maintainer of a library called Restful Routing and I love it. Most of the credit goes to Steve Hodgkiss. While I can see why someone might not want to use our framework, there is still a lot of knowledge that can be learned from the opinions in it. I've mentioned this on my Tech.Pro . . .

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October 07, 2013

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