6 Feb
2012

Solving the upload progress bar problem–The History of Node.js

If you would have asked me how Node.js came to be I probably would have guessed something along the lines of a Stanford research lab. That is, until I stumbled across this youtube video ‘Ryan Dahl – History of Node.js’ from a Pheonix user group back in Oct 11. I intended to watch just a […]

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26 Jan
2012

SqlBulkCopy for Generic List<T> (useful for Entity Framework & NHibernate)

A common complaint of the Entity Framework is slow insert times for larger datasets. Last night I was trying to insert a catalog of 15k products and it was taking a very long time (I gave up after 5 minutes). I recalled this post a while back from Mikael Eliasson demonstrating SqlBulkCopy using .NET. I […]

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23 Jan
2012

Resources for getting started with Backbone.js

The current product I am building makes heavy use of HTML5 & javascript to give the user a rich experience, both on and offline, across a variety of screens. Before I even started this application I knew I wanted a clean and proven approach to help manage the complexity on the client. After reviewing several […]

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1 Apr
2010

Social Media as a Software Development Tool?

One thing about software development I have always struggled with is inter-team communication. As I develop, I am often thinking things like “I need to make sure I tell Elvis I moved this method” or “The team is really going to like the reduced friction of this new implementation”. I have used various methodologies to […]

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6 Jan
2010

Event Driven Architecture: Publishing Events using an IOC container

In my last post I talked about advanced IOC usage and how it is possible to use an IOC container to resolve an open generic from a closed implementation. This is technically cool, but it does not explain why this is important. In this post I want to show some additional code that will demonstrate […]

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18 Dec
2009

Advanced Unity: Connecting Implementations to Open Generic Types

Jimmy Bogard has an excellent post called “Advanced StructureMap: connecting implementations to open generic types” which he uses the StructureMap IOC container to connect messages to handlers. This is something I have been using in my codebase to handle domain events, as well as a publish/subscribe mechanism for WCF message handling. I learned about this […]

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