Asynchronous Programming Succinctly Published

Asynchronous Programming Succinctly

Asynchronous Programming Succinctly Unresponsive or sluggish applications can give the impression of a broken or low-quality app. Using asynchronous programming methods, apps can be made to function well even when performing other tasks. I was fortunate enough to work with Syncfusion to publish Asynchronous Programming Succinctly. I show devs how to

Operation Not Legal in the Current State – Debugging ASP.NET Core

Operation Not Legal in the Current State

Operation Not Legal in the Current State - The other evening I was playing around with an ASP.NET Core application. When I started debugging it, I immediately saw an error message pop up that said Unable to start program '[http]://localhost:59676/'. An operation is not legal in the current state. It was a bit

Visual Studio 2017 Installer Projects

Visual Studio 2017 Installer Projects

Visual Studio 2017 Installer Projects - The one thing that frustrates me a bit (other than iTunes) is how often the Visual Studio installer projects change from version to version. As of this writing there is no project template for Visual Studio 2017. Visual Studio Installer Projects Incompatible I was working on a

EncryptValidate Code Encryption – My First NuGet Package

EncryptValidate Code Encryption

EncryptValidate Code Encryption - NuGet is something that I'm sure all of you have used before. I decided to package and publish my own NuGet package. It's nothing fancy, it's just a simple encryption dll that will encrypt data. It also validates encrypted data. Among the other methods, it decrypts data

Live Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2017

Live Unit Testing

Live Unit Testing has become a reality with the release of Visual Studio 2017. The next iteration of Microsoft's world-class IDE which was released on the 7th of March 2017, has given developers a host of new and exciting features (a new-ish feature C# Interactive being a favorite of mine). Check

TF30063 Authorization Error – Visual Studio Team Services

TF30063 Authorization Error

TF30063 Authorization Error If you are getting an TF30063 Authorization Error when trying to check in your code using Visual Studio Team Services, try this quick tip to see if it resolves the issue. It literally takes two minutes and might save you from scratching your head for too long while your

C# Programming Cookbook Published Recently

C# Programming Cookbook

C# Programming Cookbook As you folks probably noticed, I haven't been blogging regularly for the past couple of months. I was lucky enough to be working on my first book, something which I was very fortunate to have done. It was a fantastic experience and something I would recommend to anyone thinking

Code Contracts Succinctly

Code Contracts Succinctly

Code Contracts Succinctly It has been a while since I have blogged here, and not without good reason. I have been busy writing and have recently released C# Code Contracts Succinctly which can be downloaded for free from Syncfusion's website. Code Contracts, love them or hate them... I think they're pretty cool.