GitHub Actions & Unity 3D

This post has been triggered by a rather long succession of failures to get any kind of build working with Unity 3D using my locally hosted runner with GitLab. I’m clearly missing a trick and, let’s be honest, magically grasping hold of a ‘trick’ at 1am probably isn’t the easiest thing to do. So, as […]

Using GitHub Actions (missteps included)

Fresh off the back of the excellent Microsoft Build I wanted to try out the CICD capabilities directly inside GitHub; aka GitHub Actions (although ‘Actions’ aren’t specifically limited to this area). Getting started is absolutely free, with 2000 workflow minutes per month available right off of the bat (increasing based on your account type). The […]

Going Up…or…Going Down? OOP Inheritance!

A completely trivial subject coming up next…triggered by a really interesting debate I was involved with the other day. When dealing with class hierarchies and chaining constructor arguments through this hierarchy, what’s our mindset as to the direction of travel? Do we think of passing arguments ‘up’ or ‘down’ the hierarchy of objects (initially anyway, […]

Experimenting with Azure CDN

With the gradual piecing together of the Lego bricks forming the slow move over of the Frog & Pencil website to a more managed approach (building of a custom CMS and an all-around better ASP.NET MVC architecture) I thought it would be interesting to document the move over of Frog & Pencil images to a […]

Generic Value Type List CSV Extension

I came across a piece of code on my travels whereby a comma-separated string was split and then parsed into long values, ultimately returned to the method caller as a list of longs. A similar method was also created for operating on and converting values to integers, not particularly DRY code, but functioned fine. All […]

Session State Behaviour & Async Headaches

I was battling a little issue today surrounding an action method no longer being called asynchronously; the issue turned out to be related to some recent session-based code being added to our code base. In short, the minute session is detected in the underlying code, the ‘default’ behaviour for session state handling throws a monkey […]

Classes and instances…what gives!

My brother, who is a DevOps and integrations whizz, got around to quizzing me, after hearing chatter amongst the nearby developer folk in his building, about the wonderful world of classes and instances, as they pertain to C#. I reeled off the best explanation I could as I sipped on the best damn gin ever […]

LINQ Joins – Multiple Match Conditions

Hi all, Just a very quick post on an interesting piece of LINQ knowledge demonstrating how to find common matches between two C# lists, whereby you want to include multiple matching conditions. To start, here is a typical LINQ statement (and setup) dealing with a single join condition, using the extension method approach (which I […]

Be a Dependency Injection Ninja with Ninject

Howdy all, Firstly, a big old fashioned apology for not being ‘on-the-wire’ much over recent weeks. It’s been an interesting time having accepted an exciting new job, which is amazing; but I’ve also had to contend with a few other sizeable life-boulders off to the side. Nothing I can’t handle, of course, so here I […]