Category Archives: Development

Areas in ASP.NET Core

Introduction In a default MVC application everything is organized by Controllers and Views. The controller name determines the first part of your URL, and the controller method the second part. By default the view that will be rendered has the … Continue reading

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Automating the creation of NuGet packages with different .NET versions

Introduction I created a couple of straightforward libraries to be used in almost every project. So evidently these libraries are a good candidate for NuGet. This will decouple the libraries from the projects that they are used in. It also … Continue reading

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Improving throughput by using queue-based patterns

Introduction In my current project we let the users run simulations. Because of flexibility, the calculations are performed by Excel spreadsheets. There are many different spreadsheets available, for different kinds of simulations. When the calculations rules for one of the … Continue reading

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Knockout, self, this, TypeScript. Are you still following?

Introduction I’m working on an MVC application with simple CRUD operations. I want the following functionality (don’t mind the Flemish (Dutch) titles): Remember, I’m “graphically handicapped”, so I’m afraid that my users will have to do with the standard Bootstrap … Continue reading

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Structuring an MVC app for easy testing

Introduction In this article I want to give you some handles to structure your MVC applications in such a way that they become easier to test. The article isn’t really about MVC, but if you want more information on MVC, I … Continue reading

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What is the role of the database?

Introduction Most non-trivial applications will use a database to store data. This database can be relational or not, but some data store will be needed. Most modern database management systems (DBMS) can do much more than just storing data, and … Continue reading

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Database Normalization

Introduction After I published last week’s article somebody asked me why I stated that (in this case) the problem didn’t originate in having a function with logic, but merely having to work with a database that is not normalized. So let’s talk … Continue reading

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