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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

Division42.CodeSnippets updated to support VS2015

A while ago, I published some code snippets which I use all of the time. The source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/Division42LLC/Division42.CodeSnippets  The VSIX installer for Visual Studio is available on Visual Studio Gallery (or via VS directly): https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/7f385eaf-a2e0-4cc8-9d3f-e53bb9cef4f2

Posted in Best-practices, General, Open Source, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Qubes – the most secure operating system that exists!

My brother John pointed me to this article: This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked (thehackernews)http://thehackernews.com/2015/10/secure-operating-system.html which describes a little bit about a new operating system called Qubes. Despite being intrigued, even after reading I

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Running your own email server (2015 megapost edition)

Of all of the professional development things I’ve done in the last few years, this has been the most time-consuming, and educational, and tedious, and frustrating… and tedious.. So, in this post I’ll cover all the things I’ve learned –

Posted in Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Raspberry Pi, Security, Uncategorized

Steganography with Linux

What is Steganography? Steganography is the concept of “secretly” embedding the contents of a file, into a “carrier” file – like a JPEG image or a .wav file. Using special software, you can carefully insert the payload file into the

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Linux, Open Source, Security, Uncategorized

Could you switch from Windows to Linux? (2015 Edition)

Here’s a little foreshadowing: I wrote most of this blog post in Blogilo on Ubuntu. Despite me saving a draft, Blogilo crashed at one point – when it came back, I can’t find my draft anywhere. I look on the

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows
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