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Testing the Not-So-Testable HttpWebResponse

Recently I was working on a library to consume a REST API without exposing any of the specifics to the rest of the application. Implementing a common interface and set of custom exceptions was easy enough, but exercising the internal logic was going to be tough.

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Converting a .Net Console Project to an Azure Worker Role Project

So lets say you’re building a worker role for Azure, but started it out as a Console app for faster local debugging. It comes time to deploy it to Azure for the first time, but there’s no option to convert a Console application to a Worker Role project.…

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Pick the Right Storage: All SQL is Not Equal

As part of a long series of posts, I implemented a version of the MVC Music Store tutorial application on top of a pair of SQL Server CE databases. SQL Server CE is great for small apps, being a portable file-based database that can easily be moved to a full SQL Server instance. Last week I migrated my application to use full SQL Server instances instead of the SDF file and picked up a 3x performance improvement. It was interesting enough that I decided to share 🙂

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The Cloud as a Make-It-Finish-Sooner Dial

There’s been a lot of buzz about the cloud over the past years, with a lot of that attention going to IaaS and SaaS platforms, but there’s a revolution (or re-revolution) that is of even more importance, and that’s PaaS. What PaaS brings us is the ability to scale horizontally and treat CPU, memory, and storage as pools of resources that are as deep as our checkbooks allow.

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PetaPoco: Mapping related objects

In the prior PetaPoco post, I started to dig into many-to-one relationships a little. Chrissie followed up with yet more mapping behavior in his latest Simple.Data post, so I thought I would cover it in a bit more detail.

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More PetaPoco: Id’s and Multi-POCO queries

So yesterday Chrissie and I did posts on Simple.Data and PetaPoco. Today he followed up with more complex examples, including keys and multiple table queries.

PetaPoco is built specifically with primary keys as a first class citizen, so it will be in…

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Playing with PetaPoco

Since Chrissie is playing around with Simple.Data today, I found some time to play with PetaPoco. PetaPoco is a single file micro ORM that uses MSIL generation to do it’s magic. As the name suggests, it works with concrete POCOs, though support for dyna…

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Keyboarding in Word

Now that I have moved back over to the not-so-technical side, I find that I am having to relearn things that I probably knew a long time before but have forgotten. As I have pointed out to my friends before, I don’t care so much about what tools I use s…

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Windows 8 Developer Preview with tools available for download

Microsoft has made available a couple of Windows 8 ISO images that you can download right now. Here is what is available:

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)
4.8 GB
Sha 1 hash – 6FE9352FB59F6D0789AF35D1001BD4E4E81E4…

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Using Razor as an Embedded Report Engine

When the Razor view engine for ASP.net MVC 3 was announced, I was not all that excited. It is nice, and a bit more compact, but didn’t seem to offer anything that special, especially compared to some of the other view engines that are out there. Fast-…

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