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Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

What I learned from bringing an AngularJS app to production

A couple of months ago, I was innocently asked by co-worker, author, F# MVP and all-around-nice-guy, Jamie Dixon if I wanted to participate in a work-based hackathon for the weekend. I naively said “sure!” Well, we ended up winning 1st

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, JQuery, New Technology, Professional Development, SQL, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Web Services

New Github and Nuget Package: Division42.Data.Repository.EntityFramework

OK, this is it! If you are a developer and have talked to me about a relational database in the past year or two, you no doubt have heard my long-winded speeches on how I like the “Repository Pattern” on

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, DI and IOC, Entity Framework, General, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Unit Testing

Using code first entity frameworks in .NET – my cheat sheet

If you are a .NET developers, chances are you will need a database at some point. In the olden days there was ADO.NET – but that was not fun because you had to be tightly-coupled with the database, and you

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) vs custom code. Build vs Buy (Oct 2015 Edition)

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. These opinions are my own, based on my own research and testing! There was the olden days of websites and mobile technology. There were proprietary silos of technology. Then, there was an awkward

Posted in ASP.NET, AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, SQL, Uncategorized, Web Services

Why not see if you like Django? (Mega-post Edition!)

As mentioned, I’ve been learning more Python in recent months. As more of an end-user app developer, I am also regularly drawn to technologies that allow me to create regular applications for regular users. Python is great for automation and

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

New GitHub and NuGet package: Division42.Data-PCL

Ever since Xamarin 3 came out, several of us have been looking at ways to streamline the somewhat-painful task of writing apps for multiple platforms. Sure, Xamarin makes it so you can write C# code and deploy to Win8, WP8,

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, Mobile, Mono, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Unit Testing, Visual Studio, WindowsPhone, WPF and MVVM
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