I seem to end up dealing with automated deployment a lot in my work life – whether its part of a continuous deployment environment, or simply an automated deployment tool. This is probably because I’m very much a proponent of continuous deployment, and always push the issue wherever I’m based – often this means doing […]
Archive | February, 2013
I had a problem recently whereby I had a generic repository base with a function that needed to identify object properties that were actually part of the entity framework model. This was surprisingly straight forward: Given the poco object (pocoObject), property name (propertyName) and DbContext (dbContext):
bool result = dbContext.entry(pocoObject).CurrentValues.PropertyNames.Contains(propertyName)
Hopefully this is pretty straight forward!
About a month ago I decided to get familiar with Android – I’ve been meaning for some time to get my skills up on mobile development and I finally got around to it. My primary skills are really in .net and web based technologies, so the most natural choice would have been windows 8 mobile […]
Over the past couple of years I’ve found myself doing more and more work involving reflection. Reflection is one of these things that I didn’t see that much use for at first, but now I see it everywhere. One thing I’ve found really useful is using an expression as an argument to pass a property […]
Like most developers I depend on the blog and forum posts of others to work out how to get things – this is a bit of an experiment, but I’d like to keep some form of catalogue of the posts that I’ve found really useful. So, to start: Android Roboguice getting started: http://marcuswelz.com/2012/01/08/android-getting-started-with-roboguice-2-0-beta-3/comment-page-1/ ListViews and […]