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Documentation regarding the Asynchronous Programming Model (APM) and the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern (EAP)

The Asynchronous Programming Model (APM) and the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern (EAP) are marked as legacy by Microsoft. The new pattern is called TAP – Task-based Asynchronous Pattern. So there is a lot to learn again. In this weekly MSDN Dive I want to show you some very interesting documentation and resources regarding parallel programming in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Parallel ...

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Batch file to open a specific TCP port in Windows 7 / 2008 Server and up

Thanks to the answer by Kevin Richardson on How to open ports on Windows firewall through batch file, I wrote this batch file that uses the add command of the Netsh AdvFirewall Firewall Commands which requires Admin privileges to run: :: open port (first argument passed to batch script, second argument is description) :checkPrivileges net file 1>nul 2>nul if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto :gotPrivileges ) ...

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Using httpbin to test http and https requests

StackOverflow user Kenneth Reitz has written a great on-line and free httpbin tool that responds to many kinds of http/https requests including the standaard http request methods (or verbs) used by REST: get, post (for http 1.0) and patch, put, delete (for http 1.1). These verbs are not supported: head (http 1.0) and trace, options, connect (http 1.1). The site is geared ...

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BrowseDotNET: Manage your .NET Solutions and code snippets

BrowseDotNET is an open source ASP.NET MVC Web Application   I created, that can help you manage your computer’s .NET solutions and code samples (programming language indepented) in one place. What does it solve? It’s common sense for developers to have dosens or hundrends of solutions projects in their personal computers with each of them providing a single solution to ...

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KEEP CONTROL OF YOUR CODE QUALITY

Motivation I am working as the CTO at the Fairmas GmbH. We develop financial planning tools for the hotel industry, especially to support budgeting and forecasting processes including management reporting. We develop desktop applications as well as web applications. Another great tool from Fairmas is the Benchmarking system, where hotels can compare their business figures on a daily base. For every ...

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Generate XSD from XML – XSD.EXE versus on-line tools – take 2

Almost 4 years ago, I compared XSD.EXE to some on-line tools. Time for a follow-up. From the old post:               Online Flame-Ware XML-2-XSD 2.0 HiT Software XML utilities (registration required) XmlForAsp XML Schema Generator XML Utilities has since then moved to a new domain: www.xmlutilities.net; the other 2 are still at their original locations. New ...

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AssertHelper V1 released

Exactly one year and four months passed since my first try at fixing the state of asserts in NUnit. You can read all about it in my post – One assert to rule them all. My intent was to create one assert that would automatically choose the right way to check test result (I didn’t invet the idea but the ...

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Stackoverflow integration in OneTrueError

I’ve created a nifty little javascript library in TypeScript that I use in OneTrueError. It allows our service to search StackOverflow for relevant questions and answers. Searching StackOverflows API is quite easy as it is pretty much straight forward. The challenge however, was to create something which can identify the correct StackOverflow tags. To do that we analyze the stack ...

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Developer productivity tools and Visual Studio extensions

A few days ago a question was asked on Readify’s internal forum about useful VS extensions. A few extensions were mentioned that I had not used before and I am glad to have installed them now. So I thought I’d share my current toolbox with you. This is not meant to be anywhere as exhaustive as Hanselman’s Ultimate Developer and ...

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Three .NET tools for every day use

Time is a very limited and expensive resource. As a software developer I feel more often than not that I just don’t have enough of it… That’s why whenever I find a new library or tool that save me time I embrace it with both hands, especially if they preform tasks that I find boring and tedious. The following is ...

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