Publish NuGet release and prerelease packages by TFS automated build

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.

What did we forget? Oh, State Machine.

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.

Integration, Performance and Load Testing with IIS Express

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.

Automatic registration of AutoMapper profiles with the Unity dependency injection container

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.

Styling Telerik Kendo UI Grid with LESS and Bootstrap

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.

Cooperation between the Autofac and the Microsoft Extensibility Framework

Before I show you the cooperation between the Autofac and Microsoft Extensibility Framework (MEF) I want bring you in short my opinion why is there the place for both of them. If you are try to search around, you will find lot of posts which describes the differences between the MEF or Autofac, also, you will find lot of posts which advocates to use MEF as IoC Container, or, on other side, to use Autofac as replacement of the MEF.