Archives for category: Software Engineering

Feature Flags is useful method to integrate rapidly new functionality, finished or unfinished, into the product. But there are also some traps. Read the rest of this entry »


There is good reason to create NuGet packages automated. This will eliminate the difficult and error-prone manual process. Creating and publishing of NuGet packages isn’t hard by the Team Foundation Server (TFS) build, except of prerelease versions.

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Last week I evaluated couple of State Machines. It wasn’t some structural evaluation, rather quick overview what is today in the market. I was just about to have something lightweight and easy to use so I have looked into Appccelerate and Stateless from Nicolas Blumhard. As I went through my sample I asked myself: Why we don’t use State Machines frequently? I asked couple of colleagues if they do. They don’t. Do I? No.

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The Xamarin.Forms includes DependencyService to help shared code to resolve platform specific implementation. The important thing here is that DependencyService isn’t replace for Dependency Injection container. DependencyService is rather service locator than IoC container. I will show you how they can work together. Although I’m using Autofac as IoC, the proposed design and architecture should be applicable to any IoC Container.

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Wie verbindet man Softwarequalität und Wirtschaftlichkeit? Am 03. März hielt ich einen Vortrag bei Microsoft Österreich zum Thema Visual Studio Online, Microsoft Azure und Application Lifecycle Management. Seht euch ein Zusammenspiel zwischen einem Tester, Entwickler und wie euch Microsoft Azure dabei unterstützen kann an.
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Sometimes you would like to start IIS Express without hitting the F5 or Shift F5 in Visual Studio. This is especially helpful when you would like to run integration, performance or load tests continuously on your own machine. To enable this scenario you need to start IIS Express as a background process, otherwise the load or performance test will hang. One of the possibilities to achieve this is PowerShell.

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The most disruptive thing when I’m working is when my phone need my attention. The question is why I need take my eyes away from the screen? It would be great if I can interact with my phone directly from the machine I’m working on. Read the rest of this entry »


Normally when you create AutoMapper profile, it is you responsibility to register them. However with the dependency injection container (DI) you have great possibility to automate this.

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Admittedly, I’m not UI expert. Even the world of HTML, JavaScript and CSS is interesting I have again and again the same problems. Some of my problem is, that I like to make the things quickly. And CSS and HTML is often repetitive try and error task.

One of products I’m working on is using Telerik’s Kendo UI. It is nice, but sometimes not so intuitive and not very well documented, product suite.

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Ok, don’t be cross with me, I know the comments aren’t clean code. But sometimes we need them. ReSharper templates is excellent possibility to write your comments quicker and personalized so you can ask the next time: “hey guy what did you meant with this?”.

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