C# Interactive Initialisation Trick

Hi there, A little aside this one; something very, very cool that I’ve noticed with the advent of Visual Studio Update 2. Without question, this rates as a MUST CHECK OUT Visual Studio feature. The first complaint (and a valid one, no question about it) in regards to the C# Interactive Window was that running […]

Coding Snippets in Sublime Text 3

Hello, This is my coup de grĂ¢ce into coding snippets, which completes this mini-series (for now, at least). I wanted to do a tiny bit more Python, so began investigating which IDE to look into next: Stackoverflow – Which Python IDE Best Python IDE The Eric IDE project caught my eye initially, and definitely looks […]

Coding Snippets in SSMS (Microsoft SQL Server)

Hi all, Continuing on with the idea of coding snippets, here’s a follow up showing the (very similar) procedure for creating snippets in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). As before, you’ll need a file with the ‘.snippet’ extension to begin, which contains a snippet in an XML format. A basic example is shown below for […]

Code Snippets in Visual Studio (C#)

Hi all, This post forms part of a mini-series that I’d like to do surrounding the topic of code snippets. I have, for some time, been using these merrily within Microsoft SQL Server (which I’ll cover) but have neglected to look at creating custom snippets in every other environment I am privy to. Time to […]

Groovy JavaScript Regex Name Capitalisation Handling

Greetings! A tidbit found by a friend of mine online, forming the basis for a small piece of work I’ve done this week surrounding name capitalisation. This was pulled from a stack overflow article so credit where credit is due for starters: js-regex-for-human-names This is fairly robust, covering Mc, Mac, O’s and double-barrelled, hyphenated names. […]

T-SQL MERGE…Completely overlooked!

Good evening all, Umm…how an earth did I miss this language feature? Where have I been since the release of SQL Server 2008? This really did just pass me by. I’m in the position whereby I don’t often run into this situation; where a T-SQL MERGE statement is directly applicable (i.e. table synchronisation), but still, […]

Developer Testing Hints and Tips

Howdy happy campers. I want to discuss a piece, somewhat divergent from the topic of physical coding, although still a facet of development that is close to my heart (and easy to overlook in many respects when constantly mashing keys and churning out code); developer testing. More specifically, I want to provide a set of […]

The Importance of Being Lazy

Firstly, apologies are in order…I couldn’t resist the incredibly cheesy title. Secondly, this post has absolutely nothing to do with being lazy (a trait I’m sure is attached to us developers on a regular basis, ahem!), in the traditional sense at least. Nope, today we’ll be looking at the lazy keyword in C# and trying […]