Category Archives: Development

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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Unit Testing your Repositories–the code

In the previous post I started to write about how to set up your unit tests in the repository code. The title was (maybe a bit misleading) “Unit testing your Repositories”. So I had to promise to write an article … Continue reading

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Unit testing your Repositories

The problem We have created our data layer, and of course we want to test it. It is very hard to use a (physical) database to test your code. There are some problems with this (commonly used) approach: Unit tests … Continue reading

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Creating an OData V4 service

I’m writing an agenda application, where the data can be delivered to the calendar control using either REST or OData V4. I choose the latter because this will allow for much more flexibility afterwards. I already have an MVC 5 … Continue reading

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Using the repository pattern

In most applications database access is necessary. In .NET there are 2 main ways of doing this: ADO.NET or using the Entity Framework. Of course there are great 3rd party libraries like NHibernate that do the trick as well, and … Continue reading

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