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 […]

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 […]

Codecademy.com – JavaScript Course Impressions

In my day to day job we use JavaScript in anger (or at least have to deal with it) on a sporadic basis. We dive into T-SQL, C# (either for server side logic in web applications or for desktop applications) and other parts of web development (CSS and HTML) on a rapidly spinning merry-go-round of […]

Visual Studio 2015 First Impressions – PerfTips

I’ve had a super quick tour of Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition and I have to say I’m pretty impressed as it stands. I’m currently downloading Unity 5 and will be installing the latest toolkits shortly that go hand in hand with this. In the meantime, I’ve been looking at some of the new debugging […]

Decompiling/Recompiling to fix a real issue – It’s been a while!

I won’t be using ‘real world’ coding samples here, for obvious reasons, but I’ll lay out a scenario so you can (hopefully!) see how a spot of decompiling/recompiling could come in handy. An issue rolled its way to me that related to a legacy/archaic .Net website utilising a WCF service. First issue, important parts of […]

Code Project: Epic Quest! Unit Testing

A staple of TDD (Test Driven Development), although not quite how I’ve implemented it here (as I already have too much code hanging around prior to writing any tests), the humble Unit Test is something I’ve wanted to dedicate a little bit of time to for a while; so here it is. Inclusion of Unit […]

SQL Debugging Tips – Part Two

A common task within SQL is to search an objects definition for a particular reference. This might be a table, column, procedure, function or view name. Below are a few techniques for achieving this. I’ve also highlighted some tables that are related to SQL Server Maintenance Plans and how to start searching interrogating the data […]

SQL Debugging Tips – A Simple Example

Depending on the infrastructure of the application you are working on you may find yourself in need of really being able to interpret what’s going on in the guts of SQL Stored Procedures in a fast and efficient manner. For a small Stored Procedure you’re probably going to find that, locally at least, the debugging […]

Next up

I’ve been having a little think about what to cover next, keeping in mind that I want to at least attempt to shorten the posts and not drive everyone nuts with insanely lengthy content, etc. I was chatting to one of my colleagues today and we arrived on the topic of debugging SQL Stored Procedures. […]