Archive

2020


Autofixture Generate Specific Format with Specimen Builders

Writing a custom specimen builder to extend Autofixtures auto generation routines to abide by business requirements.

Posted on 11 August 2020

Returning Different Values From A Method Call

Ever needed to return different values from a method call without exposing an enumerator? Let's explore some options.

Posted on 28 July 2020

Why I love Resharper 2

Looking at another constructor parameter checking option when passing in an enum value.

Posted on 21 July 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Month 4

A reflection of the past 4 months of being a remote worker

Posted on 17 July 2020

Thoughts About Test Driven Development

Thoughts and musings about Test Driven Development, refactoring and how design principles can help with testing

Posted on 14 July 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Week 16

just get through it

Posted on 07 July 2020

Optional Dependencies with Autofac

Ever wanted to define a dependency as optional and only be loaded depending on consumption of your service?

Posted on 30 June 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Week 15

Up until now remote working had not had to cope with heat, that all changed this week!

Posted on 26 June 2020

Using Moq Callback to set values to drive tests

How to set a value on an object passed to a mock to drive conditional logic further in the system under test

Posted on 23 June 2020

Refactoring and Learning Challange

Taking up the challenge from a tweet I explain my thought process on improving some code which will hopefully help someone.

Posted on 23 June 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Week 14

In a blink of an eye week 14 has come and gone!

Posted on 22 June 2020

How To Assert Collection Count With FluentAssertions

Asserting numbers of items in a list or collection is vital to unit tests, but which to choose?

Posted on 16 June 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Week 13 Rollercoaster

Full on rollercoaster this week

Posted on 14 June 2020

Buy Me A Coffee

My first donations, feelings and what I purchased.

Posted on 09 June 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - The New Normal (end of week 12)

The New Normal

Posted on 06 June 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 11

What is wrong with the world?

Posted on 31 May 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 10

When hay fever strikes!

Posted on 25 May 2020

Getting Microsoft Feature Management Working in a Console App

Looking a the new version of Microsoft's Feature Management nuget package and how to get it working in a console application without Azure!

Posted on 19 May 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 9

Bit late, but better late than never ...

Posted on 18 May 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 8

Not a good week

Posted on 11 May 2020

C#8 Using Declarations With FluentAssertions

Harnessing the power of the C# 8 using declarations to aid with unit test assert clarity

Posted on 05 May 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 7

Time has flown by and days have merged together.

Posted on 02 May 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 6

Back at work, resetting personal mental expectations and finding data from the past.

Posted on 25 April 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 5

We've had Easter and been on "holiday"

Posted on 19 April 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 4

Tough week but Happy Easter

Posted on 12 April 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 3

Thoughts and musings at the end of the 3rd week

Posted on 05 April 2020

Inject JsonSerializerOptions so Don't Repeat Yourself

How many times do you create a private options variable when using json serializer and end up with duplicate code? Let's take a look at one option to help resolve this.

Posted on 31 March 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 2

Looking back at the second week and how I have had to adjust.

Posted on 29 March 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - End of Week 1

End of week 1; I've survived!

Posted on 20 March 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Leaving The Office

Leaving the office to become a remote worker; initial thoughts and feelings.

Posted on 16 March 2020

Becoming a Remote Worker - Preparation

As the potential for remote working is a possibility, the preparation for anything is king.

Posted on 13 March 2020

Mocking ILogger with Moq

Looking at how to verify calls to Ilogger based extension methods using Moq.

Posted on 06 February 2020

Why there is no such thing as Greenfield development

Thoughts and musings about what makes up Greenfield Development and if there is such a concept anymore.

Posted on 05 February 2020

2019


Integration Testing with ASP.NET Core 3.1 - Swapping a Dependency with Moq

Investigating how to write integration tests while swapping out dependencies with mocked instances using Moq

Posted on 23 December 2019

Reduce Method Parameter Checking

How to make you method parameter checks not take up a chunk of the method body

Posted on 18 December 2019

Integration Testing with ASP.NET Core 3.1 - Remove the Boiler Plate

Writing integration tests for your application while keeping your tests as DRY as possible by removing the boiler plate code

Posted on 16 December 2019

Integration Testing with ASP.NET Core 3.1 - Swapping a dependency

Looking at how you can write integration tests for your application but swapping out a 3rd party dependency

Posted on 11 December 2019

Integration Testing with ASP.NET Core 3.1 - Testing Your Application

How to write an integration test to access your REST end point api with ASP.NET Core 3.1

Posted on 09 December 2019

Integration Testing with ASP.NET Core 3.1

How to write a basic integration test with ASP.NET Core 3.1

Posted on 05 December 2019

TryParse is your friend

Using the power of the framework to avoid reinventing the wheel

Posted on 06 November 2019

Multiple Ways to Register Your Dependencies with ASP.NET Core 3

Exploring the multiple ways you can register your service dependencies with the new IHost found in ASP.NET Core 3 (Preview).

Posted on 17 June 2019

Registering Services with DotNet Worker Project

How to register services and dependencies in the new dotnet core worker project

Posted on 15 June 2019

Beyond Basics - ASP.Net Core Using the Decorator Pattern

Refactoring to use the Decorator Design Pattern to help apply the Single Responsibility Principle.

Posted on 10 June 2019

Beyond Basics - ASP.Net Core Adding and Using Configuration

Adding strongly typed configuration settings and injected them through dependency injection.

Posted on 06 June 2019

Beyond Basics - ASP.Net Core Adding Caching

Starting the journey of going past the basics of beginner training resources to appy software development practices and design patterns.

Posted on 04 June 2019

Unit Testing - Are you asserting too much?

Are you asserting too much in your unit tests? Is this due to potential code smells? Let's discuss.

Posted on 21 May 2019

2018


Resource Driven Messages in ASP.NET Core

Ever wanted to allow native country error messages from your ASP.NET Core api?

Posted on 03 December 2018

First Published Article

My first published article in DotNetCurry Nov-Dec 2018.

Posted on 21 November 2018

Playing with C# 7 - Deconstruct

Looking at how newer language features allow for extension of types to add Deconstruct functionality.

Posted on 23 October 2018

ASP.Net Core default route on startup

Started a new ASP.Net Core API application and want to default to a different route? Read on to find out how.

Posted on 18 October 2018

Where Should I Put My Logic?

Do you have logic in your constructors as well as duplicated through your class definitions. Explore the options to add consistency into your code.

Posted on 04 October 2018

Span<T> - byte to int conversions - Update

Updating the Span conversion examples with the updated API

Posted on 13 September 2018

Strategy Pattern with Full Generic Contraints

Implementing the strategy pattern with generics to improve consistency of code base.

Posted on 19 July 2018

ASP.NET Core Exploring Custom Middleware

Exploring creating and consuming custom middleware in ASP.NET core and it's configuration

Posted on 10 July 2018

Strategy pattern with enum constraints

Strategy pattern implementation options with enum generic constraints

Posted on 08 June 2018

ASP.NET Core and the Strategy Pattern Continued

Building on the previous post about implementing the strategy pattern in ASP.NET Core to harness SOLID design.

Posted on 06 June 2018

NDepend - Initial Thoughts

Initial thoughts on NDepend, mainly around installation and licencing.

Posted on 23 May 2018

Accessing FitbitAPI in dotnet core and Refit

Using the Refit Rest client library to access the Fitbit Web Api

Posted on 12 May 2018

Fitbit.NET ASP.NET Core Webhook Preview Released

Fitbit Subscription Webhook based on the new ASP.Net Core Webhooks library

Posted on 01 May 2018

Don't Let Redundancy Define You

Self reflecting thoughts on redundancy

Posted on 29 April 2018

ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview on VSTS

Running a build on Visual Studio Team Services with ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview SDK

Posted on 19 April 2018

ASP.NET Core WebHooks - Mini Series

Links for the ASP.NET Core WebHooks mini series

Posted on 07 April 2018

ASP.NET Core and the Strategy Pattern

Using ASP.NET Core Dependency Injection to wire up a strategy pattern implementation to harness SOLID design.

Posted on 03 April 2018

ASP.NET Core WebHooks - Running The Github Webhook Locally

Running the aspnetcore Github webhook locally.

Posted on 17 March 2018

Mocking the Clock

Reducing the coupling of code dependent on DateTimeOffset

Posted on 15 March 2018

ASP.NET Core WebHooks - Secret Values

Looking at the secret values and how they work to allow for the AzureAlertWebHook webhook to process.

Posted on 16 February 2018

ASP.NET Core WebHooks - Running the AzureAlertWebHook

Running the ASP.NET Core Webhooks project locally and debugging the AzureAlertWebHook end point.

Posted on 13 February 2018

ASP.NET Core WebHooks - Building repository locally

Looking at getting and building the ASP.NET Core Webhooks project on your development machine.

Posted on 11 February 2018

Should I use Nullable bool?

Posted on 30 January 2018

Are you registering IHttpContextAccessor correctly?

Posted on 23 January 2018

Why I love Resharper 1

Posted on 19 January 2018

Missing ClaimsPrincipal in ViewComponents

Posted on 18 January 2018

Refactoring Kata - 6 Year Code Review

Posted on 16 January 2018

When logic doesn't read well it can lead to confusion

Posted on 09 January 2018

Span<T> - byte to int conversions

Posted on 06 January 2018

2014


Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth mouse and Surface Pro 2 not working

Posted on 13 December 2014

Asp.net MVC Output Caching During Development

Posted on 13 December 2014

Enums in C#; Doing More Than You Thought!

Posted on 22 July 2014

2013


Feeling overwhelmed and like a phony Chill out!

Posted on 29 August 2013

Make your code readable by making it flow with Generics

Posted on 18 July 2013

2012


Debugging WCF messages before serialization

Posted on 27 September 2012