Format a partition on a clean install of Windows

by Joseph on Jan 3rd in IT, Windows

A set of instructions for cleaning a disk while installing windows.

First Impressions of Visual Studio 2019

by Joseph on Dec 18th in First Impressions, Visual Studio

I give my first impressions of Visual Studio, when I open it for the first time.

Installing Visual Studio 2019

by Joseph on Dec 11th in .Net, Visual Studio

So today, I realized VS 2019 is out for preview, and I decided I’d give installing it a whirl. I also figured this would be a good time to renew my blogging effort, so you get to see how it looks! So far, I like what I’m seeing! I’ll report back later with some thoughts […]

Multi-Threaded MATLAB???

by Joseph on Jan 3rd in Uncategorized

So the other day I had to do something pretty wild. I had to use multi-threaded MATLAB. Fortunately, there’s a way to do this. But it’s not easy. Basically, I wanted to allow my user to start a long-running process, from within a WPF application. We wanted to display a Busy Indicator to the user. […]

Continuous Deploy in Visual Studio Team Services

by Joseph on Jun 23rd in Visual Studio, Web Development

A few months ago, I wrote about my experience migrating a client into Azure. Now, there’s more! Visual Studio Team Services has released some pretty awesome features related to Build and Release management. Here’s a quick overview of what I did to get a Continuous Deploy scenario set up recently. Environment Setup 3 Deployment Slots […]

GitIgnore in subdirectories of Git Repos

by Joseph on Apr 25th in tools

Okay – fair warning… For those of you who have been using Git for EONS this may seem obvious. Did you know you can add .gitignore files in sub-directories? I did not! I discovered this when I told SmartGit to ignore *.html files. In a specific project, I don’t need them because they are just LinqPad […]

SQL Queries and LinqPad

by Joseph on Apr 22nd in IDE, LINQ, SQL Server, tools, utilities

Just a quick post today. I was recently brought on to do some custom SQL queries in a Database that I was unfamiliar with. I had a short time to work, and the queries involved traversing several objects. I could have spent time in SQL Server, figuring out relationships, documenting foreign keys, and generating UML diagrams to […]

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C# 6 Features: Expression Bodied Methods

by Joseph on Feb 4th in .Net, C#

Ok this is going to be a short one. We’ve seen how the Expression Bodied Auto Properties can simplify things a little bit. But, if that is possible, then what about other things with simple bodies? Turns out, Methods are fair game as well. This is turning in to a fairly popular language change. Again, it’s […]

C# 6 Features: Expression Bodied Auto-Properties

by Joseph on Feb 3rd in .Net, C#

Today I’d like to look at something interesting that moves us a little further with Auto-Properties. Expression Bodied Auto-Properties. This concept is pretty neat because it lets us take the idea of Auto-Initializing a property, and making it unsettable, and then gives us the ability to add on a lamba expression into the mix! The […]

C# 6 Features: Immutable Auto-Properties

by Joseph on Feb 2nd in .Net, C#

Now that we’ve seen how to create Auto-Property Initializers, let’s take a look at another new feature of Auto-Properties: Immutable Auto-Properties. For our use-case, I’d like to recall the PersonService class we created during the Simple Injection Example. In this example, we created a new person, then passed it to a service to save the new person to […]

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