We recently encountered the dreaded 'Not running in a hosted service or the Development Fabric' yellow screen of death whilst developing a client website hosted inside Azure. This post outlines one approach to accessing Blob/Table/Queue Storage services from an Azure Web Site.
How to run Jasmine tests in Visual Studio using JsTestDriver, covering configuring JsTestDriver and Jasmine and invoking the tests via a shortcut key.
How to configure IIS Express so that it runs from Visual Studio without needing Visual Studio to be run with Admin rights.
Anyone who is familiar with TFS will have noted the apparent lack of filtering available when you view the history of a project within Source Control Explorer. This filtering and searching capability is available, but is hidden away inside a separate install, Team Foundation Power Tools.
I often get developers who are unfamiliar with the branching and merging process within TFS asking me how it works, so I've put together a short guide that explains the basics. This won't be applicable in all situations and covers the basic scenario of creating a single branch from Main and then merging that branch back in at a later date. This article assumes that you know your way around the TFS and Visual Studio environments.
A short guide to implementing custom 301 redirects for an ASP.NET Webforms application by using an HttpModule.
I've put this article together to highlight some of the things you need to think about if you're thinking of taking the rather large step into the land of opportunity that is freelancing. There are a myriad of issues to think through if you decide to go down that route, but the rewards are worth the effort. Hopefully this article will provide you with some clarification to help make your decision about whether to freelance a little easier.
How to pass Json data to a RESTful WCF 4 service using Json.Net and the WebApi HttpClient
Tips on running a local Continuous Integration build via a Visual Studio shortcut key, with a focus on PSake.
An exploration of ways to sell the unit test idea to organisations and projects that are unwilling to engage in/realise the benefits of the practice
A revisiting of an old question that I touched upon in my round-up of XPDay 2011 with some extra thoughts thrown in
A few tips and tricks that I use most often with ReSharper. Always happy to hear about more!
An overview of XP Day 2011, held over 2 days in Central London. A thoroughly worthwhile conference run in the open spaces style over both days
The first of a 2 part series on effect mapping and specification by example as tools for project planning. This first part focuses on effect maps
The second of a 2 part series on effect mapping and specification by example as tools for project planning. This second part focuses on specifications
The last of a 3 part series detailing my observations and experiences when I attended the Scrum Alliance Global Gathering in London in October 2011.
The second of a 3 part series detailing my observations and experiences when I attended the Scrum Alliance Global Gathering in London in October 2011.
The first of a 3 part series detailing my observations and experiences when I attended the Scrum Alliance Global Gathering in London in October 2011.