February, 2010

Using Orca to manage MSI packages

There are many programs that come with MSI installer and not every installer is free of bugs or small problems. If you are building your own installer using Visual Studio you may want to change it before publishing it to users. Here is little overview of my main free tool called Orca.

Simple pager for ASP.NET MVC

I needed simple pager for one of my ASP.NET MVC projects. I mean really simple pager – no new types my code should be aware of, no any other chemistry I don’t really need in early stages. As ASP.NET MVC has nothing to offer I wrote my own *really simple* pager implementation. Here is what […]

Code Metrics: Lines of Code (LoC)

I started writing series of blog posting about code metrics. I plan to introduce different metrics and explain their meaning. Also I plan to introduce tools you can use to measure those metrics. Where possible I will introduce you how to use one or another metric. The first metric is the simplest one and it is called Lines of Code (LoC).

My object to object mapper source released

Some readers asked me for Visual Studio project of my simple object to object mapper. I am glad to announce that the source code of my mapper is now available for download. It is Visual Studio 2008 project written on C# and besides mapper implementation it contains primitive sample application that shows you how to use my mapper.

User controls should never make redirects during GET request

Why is my page redirecting me back to front page although it gets all the data it requires? I was going out of my mind when exploring the problem in one system but this time there was really simple answer: you cannot fully trust the code written by n00bs. Okay, here is my story.

Writing object to object mapper: moving to generics

In my previous posting about object to object mapping Writing object to object mapper: first implementations I wrote first and simple implementations of mapper. These implementations based heavily on reflection. In this posting I will boost up mapper performance by using generics.

Visual Studio 2010 RC is available

VS2010 RC is out now and available for MSDN users since now. Other guys have to wait until tomorrow when VS2010 RC is made publically available. Reading first news I discovered that most important thing is improved performance of VS2010 RC IDE. All your feedback is welcome to VS2010 RC Connect site.

IL perversions: throwing and catching strings

Inspired by Mohamed Mahmoud’s blog posting How to: Create Interfaces with Static Methods via IL? I wrote another sick example on IL (Intermediate Language) to show you how different is the world behind compilers. Tonight I have enough of exceptions, I want to throw some strings! Let’s do it!

Writing object to object mapper: first implementations

I wrote some object to object mapping code and introduced it in some of my previous postings about performance. As I received 22x performance raise when trying out different mapping methods and it is now time to make my code nice. In this posting I will show you how I organized my code to classes. Yes, you can use my classes in your work if you like. 🙂

ASP.NET MVC Performance II: Optimizing resources

In my previous posting about ASP.NET MVC performance I showed you how to combine resources like scripts, style sheets and images. In this posting I will show you how to minimize resources so we don’t waste the bandwidth we got.

ASP.NET MVC Performance I: Combining resources

I wrote a small postings series about how to optimize ASP.NET MVC applications. This posting is small introduction to series and it also introduces first two optimization steps: resources and images combining.

Performance: Using LCG to copy property values of two objects

Today I gave last performance boost to my property values copying mechanism. I would like to thank my readers Ron and David to remind me Lightweight Code Generation (LCG) and pointing me out aussie bloke blog entry Generic copy object using Lightweight Code Generation. In this posting I will show you last performance boost and put down a summary about my experiment this far.

Linking jQueryUI DatePicker and FullCalendar

In one of my sample projects I wrote simple calendar solution. Users can select dates from calendar and see what events they have on selected days. I used jQueryUI DatePicker and FullCalendar components. In this posting I will show you how to link them together.