MSDN Magazine cool article about Windows Store App (aka Modern App, aka Metro Style app) lifecycle. The author, Rachel Appel, raise the veil from how an app is managed by the OS in Windows 8. Actually there are few states for an application to be in and few transitions but the devil is in the … More Windows Store App Lifecycle
The following article discusses the code review & annotation feature of Visual Studio 2012. Finally integrated in Visual Studio & TFS, this feature is another step forward to integrate the entire Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in one toolset.
Finally some competition to Microsoft’s Surface hybrid! This goes in another direction (compared to Surface). This means the paradigm one-OS multiple hardware vendor is still good for consumers!
Since I met the concept of Inversion of Control (IoC) I’ve been a big fan! What an elegant way to externalize dependencies and decouple a component from all the components it depends on. No longer is a component initializing a dependency initially coupling itself in a hard way. A nice side-effect is that an IoC-compliant … More Mocking Dependencies != IoC (or at least it doesn’t have to)
I’ve wrote a blog series around expression trees in .NET 4.0: Basics Fetching Properties Setting Properties Simple mapping inversion
A little while ago, Microsoft released the first CTP of Entity Framework Power Tools. Those power tools work on top of EF 4.1 and provide the following exciting features: Reverse Engineer a Code First Model from an existing database. Now this comes with the caveat that everything is configured through the fluent API even when … More EF Power Tools CTP1 Released
This is part of a series of blog post about expression trees in .NET 4.0. The past blog entries are: Basics (1) Fetching Properties (2) Setting Properties (3) In this article, I’ll cover simple mapping inversion using Expression Trees (ET). By simple I mean that we’ll map two objects properties / fields directly: there won’t … More Expression Trees: Part 4 – Simple mapping inversion