The Bears Whereabouts

Where have I been you may ask! Apologies for the lack of content, we’ve (included my wife in the equation here) hit a sizeable brick wall of work. I think this has been mentioned previously, but I’ve recently started a new position and this has involved me spending a good dollop of time getting acclimatised; […]

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 […]

A Little FOR XML PATH Nugget

A very small post this one, covering a little nugget that I’d almost forgot until it came up trumps again this week; TSQL FOR XML PATH can be a nice solution for concatenation of strings across rows (in a given column). It’s fairly common to have the need to concatenate column based data, as the […]

Christmas Wind-down

Hi everyone, With the holidays almost upon us I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! If possible, I will do my best to crank out a further post between now and the New Year. Here’s a teaser for the first part of the year […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back Online: Normal Service Resumed

I’m back from my hiatus which encompassed getting married, eating far too much food and drinking wine and beer on the wonderful Adriatic coast. It’s time to get back to some serious coding and perhaps reconsider the longer term plans for this blog. To start us off, I’ve been contemplating pushing a little money into […]

A Little Break Away

So with the whole business of getting married, side-line projects, work commitments and the like I’ve not had the time I would have liked to push energy in the blogs direction. Things are, slowly, beginning to fall into place so with any luck I’ll be turning this all around in the near future. I’ve got […]