Category: C#

NDepend, a second look

After my previous post regarding NDepend I have decided to give it another go, this time on a new project. I am using Visual Studio 2015 for the first time so need to install NDepend for VS2015; this is now very easy after setting things up last time. Navigate to the NDepend folder, run NDepend.VisualStudioExtension.Installer.exe and click install for VS… Read more →

NDepend, a first look

After reading @DaedTech’s very persuasive arguments for static code analysis I have decided to give NDepend a go. Download and install is slightly fiddly, you get a zip file with a number of files. Once you have found the instructions on the web site it takes just a couple of minutes to get set up. I analysed my current project… Read more →

Property Copy – http://stackoverflow.com/a/2624847/1515209

using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq.Expressions; using System.Reflection; namespace MiscUtil.Reflection { /// <summary> /// Generic class which copies to its target type from a source /// type specified in the Copy method. The types are specified /// separately to take advantage of type inference on generic /// method arguments. /// </summary> public static class PropertyCopy<TTarget> where TTarget : class, new()… Read more →

Commands and Queries are Holistic Abstractions

This post has been updated Click here In this post I will outline an updated perspective on Commands and Queries. If you are unfamiliar with these two patterns then please see these posts here and here for a great introduction. For the remainder of this post I will assume you have fully subscribed to the idea of parameter objects and… Read more →

Method Injection with Simple Injector

In this post I will outline a trick I created while experimenting with the code for my post Managing Commands and Queries. If you are unfamiliar with these two patterns then please see these posts here and here for a great introduction. For the remainder of this post I will assume you have fully subscribed to the idea of parameter… Read more →

Managing Command and Query Parameter Objects

In this post I will outline some of the techniques I employ to manage my Commands and Queries. If you are unfamiliar with these two patterns then please see these posts here and here for a great introduction. For the remainder of this post I will assume you have fully subscribed to the idea of parameter objects and are comfortable… Read more →

Patterns & Abstractions

Patterns and Abstractions My central architectural pattern of choice is CQRS. Commands Actions that change something and return nothing public interface ICommandHandler<TCommand> where TCommand : ICommand { void Run(TCommand command); } Queries Actions that return something and change nothing public interface IQuery<TResult> { } public interface IQueryHandler<TQuery, TResult> where TQuery : IQuery<TResult> { TResult Execute(TQuery query); } Mediators A combination… Read more →

Debug IIS/global.asax within Visual Studio

Taken from this SO answer You may create a post-build event which changes the timestamp of a web.config file. I used a touch.exe tool from http://www.stevemiller.net/apps/. You also need to set the “Run the post-build event” to Always. With this option set anytime you start the debugger, web.config timestamp is getting updated causing application (thus IIS pool) restart on the… Read more →

Referencing the container is not automatically the Service Locator Anti-pattern

This post will briefly describe when it is ok to reference a container in your application. What is a Container? A container is an object that you delegate the responsibility of creating and managing your object graphs and object lifetimes. What is a Service? A Service is an object that exposes one or more methods. What is the Service Locator… Read more →

Elmah in the Enterprise: a 3 tier solution

Elmah is a fantastic error logging solution for ASP.NET, but it has one “feature” that can prevent its adoption in the enterprise – errors can be stored on the local drive or to a database, neither of which are working for my employer. Error details should not be stored on the web server and the web server cannot be given… Read more →