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Learning how to add IntelliSense for the Spark View Engine
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 27 Jun 09

In this episode we are going to continue our look at how to use the Spark View Engine

We will be focusing on how to add intellisense to the Visual Studio IDE to aid in your development experiance

How to Create a Custom Performance Counter
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 27 Jun 09

In this episode we are going to take a look at how to create custom performance counters.

Part of the core .net framework allows you to create code which can hook into the underlying performance counters which the windows OS has. We will show how you can easily create hooks to take advanta...

Saying Hello to the Spark View Engine
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 27 Jun 09

In this episode we are going to start a series where we take an indepth look at the Spark View Engine.

Spark is a view engine for Asp.Net Mvc and Castle Project MonoRail frameworks. The idea is to allow the html to dominate the flow and the code to fit seamlessly.

Learning the Observer Pattern w/ Callbacks
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 27 Jun 09

In this episode we will take at how we can use the Observer Pattern in our application.

This is a follow up episode to Episode 108 where we take another look at this pattern and how we can implement it using either call backs or events. The Observer pattern allows you to define a one-to-ma...

Introduction to AutoMapper
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 27 Jun 09

In this episode we will take a look at how we can simplify our entity mapping by using AutoMapper.

AutoMapper uses a fluent configuration API to define an object-object mapping strategy. AutoMapper uses a convention-based matching algorithm to match up source to destination values. Current...

Learning the State Pattern
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 27 Jun 09

In this episode we will take a look at how we can use the State Pattern in our application.

The State pattern is designed to allow you to create a way to reset or change how an object will act when its state is changed. By utilizing this pattern you can cleanly and easliy setup your applic...

Learning Hudson: Setting up a simple build
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 25 Jun 09

In this episode we will take a look at how to setup the Hudson build server for our application. We will start off by showing how simple it is to install Hudson and then walk through various configuration points in the server. Finally we will end up by creating a simple build which pulls from SVN and...

Learning the Observer Pattern
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 25 Jun 09

In this episode we will take at how we can use the Observer Pattern in our application.

The Observer pattern allows you to define a one-to-many relationship inside your application where the parent object (the one) has the ability to notify the child objects (the many) of any state change....

Testing MVC Routes
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 25 Jun 09

In this episode we will take a look at how you can test your routes in an MVC application.

We willl start the process of creating new functionality for our application in this episode by showing how to create the tests for the routes first by using MvcContrib project. In the next episode w...

Learning the Adapter Pattern
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 25 Jun 09

In this episode we take a how you can use the Adapter Design Pattern in your applications.

The adapter pattern comes in 2 types, the Class Adapter and the Object Adapter. In this episode we will demo the class adapter but explain the general concepts behind both class and object adapters

Getting your Func along with your Action on
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 25 Jun 09

In this episode we will take a look at the Func and Action types

We will take a look at how these two types to allow you to simplify your code and replace the need to create delegates when you need to use function pointers.

Navigate your codebase like a pro with ReSharper 4.5
Category: Languages > .net      Posted: 25 Jun 09

In this episode we will take at how you can navigate your souce code using ReSharper 4.5

With the latest release of ReSharper there have been a few changes and in this episode we will review then and show you how simple and easy it is to navigate around your soucde with the tool