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MVP Showcase 2015

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(This post is in Portuguese and in English) As I mentioned earlier, the Portuguese MVPs are organizing the MVP Showcase 2015 event, this Wednesday, April 22nd, in Lisbon, at Microsoft's premises. I will be presenting on Entity Framework 7, and the slide deck will be available here after the event. Besides myself, the other presenters will be: Rodrigo Pinto (@scoutmanpt) Sara Silva (@saramgsilva) Murilo Miranda (@murilocmiranda) Alexandre Marreiros (@alexmarreiros) Bruno Lopes (
target="_blank">@brunomlopes) Paulo Morgado (@paulomorgado) Nuno Árias Silva (@nunoariassilva) Nuno Godinho (@nunogodinho) Niko Neugebauer (@nikoneugebauer) Nuno Silva (@n_silva) Virgílio Esteves (@vraposo) The keynote will come from Cristina Gonzalez Herrero (@crisgherrero), the head of the MVP program for Portugal, Spain and Italy. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Como disse antes, os MVPs portugueses estão a organizar o evento MVP Showcase 2015, na...(Read whole news on source site)

CodedUI - Attribute based page objects and Jquery selectors to find controls

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In UI automation Page Object is a popular design pattern which helps you create UI tests that are easy to maintain and help reducing code duplication. The basic idea behind page objects is that you can create a page class that represents the complete HTML page under test in an object oriented way. For e.g. the controls on the HTML page will be represented by properties in the page class and actions as methods. By doing this it’s very easy to use the benefits of OOPS to create composable menus, headers, footers etc. to reuse those parts
in the page objects. In short Page objects encapsulate the behaviors of the HTML page by exposing methods that reflects the user actions and hides the details of telling the browser how to do these things.
Attributes in C# provides a powerful method of associating declarative information in code (types, methods, properties, and so forth). Once associated with a program entity, the attribute can be queried at run time and used in many ways. We'll see how to use attributes in Page objects to provide information on how to find a control on the DOM and later use...(Read whole news on source site)

Slides and Code for NoVA COde Camp - Building Services with Web API

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My thanks to everyone who attended my session at NoVA Code Camp 2015, "Building Services with ASP.NET Web API". Below you'll find my slides, as well as a link to the Github repository containing my demo code. Please note that the demo code contains many non-standard naming practices, so I would advise against using it as an example of how to name folders/classes in your Web API. The code can be found at:
https://github.com/devhammer/NoVa-Code-Camp-2015 Have questions? Need some help getting your Web API designed and built? Drop me a note, I can help.

C# 6.0 Features

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C# 6.0 Features How to try C# 6.0 and Rosyln? Getter-only (Read Only) Auto Properties in C# 6.0 Lambda and Getter Only Auto-Properties in C# 6.0 Initializers for Read-Only Auto Properties in C# 6.0 Initializers via Expression Auto Properties in C# 6.0 C# 6.0 – A field initializer cannot reference the non-static field, method, or property Lambda Expression for Function Members in C# 6.0 Dictionary Initializers (Index Initializers) in C# 6.0 Expression Bodies on Methods returning void in C# 6.0 using keyword for static class in C# 6.0 Unused namespaces in Different Color in Visual Studio 2015 Null-Conditional Operator in
C# 6.0 Null-Conditional Operator and Delegates nameof Operator in C# 6.0 Contextual Keywords in C# String Interpolation in C# 6.0 Exception Filters in C# 6.0 Await in Catch and finally block in C# 6.0...(Read whole news on source site)

Life Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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Life’s better with the right words. And life quotes can help us live better. Life quotes are a simple way to share some of the deepest insights on the art of living, and how to live well. While some people might look for wisdom in a bottle, or in a book, or in a guru at the top of a mountain, surprisingly, a lot of the best wisdom still exists as quotes. The problem is they are splattered all over the Web. The Ultimate Life Quotes Collection My ultimate Life Quotes collection
is an attempt to put the best quotes right at your fingertips. I wanted this life quotes collection to answer everything from “What is the meaning of life?” to “How do you live the good life?”  I also wanted this life quotes collection to dive deep into all angles of life including dealing with challenges, living with regrets, how to find your purpose, how to live with more joy, and ultimately, how to live a little better each day. The World’s Greatest Philosophers at Your Fingertips Did I accomplish all that? I’m not sure. ...(Read whole news on source site)

New Blog Launched

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FunnelWeb I’ve used FunnelWeb for the past couple of years and decided that it is time to move on. Since Funnelweb is open-source and based off of MVC 3, I jumped on the bandwagon and customized it to my liking. The problem is that the project has grown stale and almost all of the original developers have moved on. It also has a lot of problems with modern web and mobile browsers just to name a few. It looked like this in a browser. Not so great, I know Moving On After evaluating different blog engines, I decided that my requirements were
the following: Needs to look great on modern web and mobile browsers. I wanted a blog that didn’t rely on a database. (SQL Server was required for FunnelWeb) I needed a better comment system instead of using the one built-into FunnelWeb. I didn’t want the bloat of some of the popular blog engines. I wanted to write using MarkDown. It needed to have great syntax highlighting support for a variety of programming languages. Just a few HTTP request per page load. What I Decided I went with Jekyll as...(Read whole news on source site)

Using SpecsFor.Mvc with Windows Authentication

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Numerous people have requested that I put together a sample that illustrates how to use SpecsFor.Mvc with Windows Authentication.  Guess what’s in this post? Specifying your own ApplicationHost.config file for SpecsFor.Mvc to use is the secret to getting Windows Authentication to work.  I’m going to assume you’ve already got your web project configured to use Windows Authentication.  If not, that’s a can of worms for a different post (or perhaps Stack Overflow?)  This post will focus just on configuring the spec project.  First, let’s create our host file! Add a new config
file to your spec project called ApplicationHost.config.  Modify the properties for this file so that it’s copied to the output directory. Now drop in the standard XML for an IIS Express application config file.  If you don’t know what that is (I sure didn’t!), you can use this file from the sample project. There are two changes you’ll need to make.  First, find the element, and change the name of the only site in the file to match the name of the project you’re writing specs against.  SpecsFor will overwrite this site...(Read whole news on source site)

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