Sport frei – Spartakiade 2013

by Anton 25. March 2013 15:56

Letzten Samstag fand in Berlin-Kreuzberg die zweite Spartakiade statt. Es kamen etwa 50 Interessierte zusammen, die an den Workshops teilnehmen wollten. Domain-Driven Design (DDD) Da der Architekturworkshop erst am Nachmittag anfing, schaute ich am Vormittag in DDD rein. Es dauerte eine Weile bis ... [More]

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Updating Orchard after a long time

by Anton 22. March 2013 19:18

Until today we used the CMS Orchard for our homepage. Two years ago we used Orchard version 1.2. Since than we did not update once. Today we updated to version 1.6. It is not that difficult: I updated my local version of our site (pulling from our git repository). I used the “Upgrade Site In... [More]

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HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error: 0x8007007b Cannot read configuration file

by Oliver 20. March 2013 15:24

While setting up a specification tests project for our new TeamReview tool, I was facing an HTTP 500.19 error when hosting our site in IIS Express. There are lots of questions on stackoverflow concerning this error, Microsoft has a whole page on it, but there is a whole bunch of suberrors that this ... [More]

Test Driving AppHarbor – A Walkthrough and Review

by Oliver 15. March 2013 20:50

For some time now, I've wanted to check out AppHarbor, a cloud service to host .NET applications that includes a build environment, executes tests and deploys successful builds to one or more app servers. They use Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure as their backend. The smallest package is free... [More]

Test Driving AppHarbor – A Walkthrough and Review

by Oliver 15. March 2013 20:50

For some time now, I've wanted to check out AppHarbor, a cloud service to host .NET applications that includes a build environment, executes tests and deploys successful builds to one or more app servers. They use Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure as their backend. The smallest package is free... [More]

Automatic Deployment of a New Discoverize Portal

by Oliver 11. March 2013 15:02

This is a technical post about how we automatically deploy new portals that will be run by our own portal software discoverize. After filling in and submitting our portal creation form we do the following: Save the entered information into /App_Data/<PortalName>/portal.xml Trigger the Tea... [More]

SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock

by Oliver 28. January 2013 14:26

Today, I faced the exception mentioned in the post title: SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock. The default lock time is 2000ms for devices and 5000ms for desktops. The default lock timeout can be increased in the connection string using the ssce: default lock timeout property. (Plus some... [More]

SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock

by Oliver 28. January 2013 14:26

Today, I faced the exception mentioned in the post title: SQL Server Compact timed out waiting for a lock. The default lock time is 2000ms for devices and 5000ms for desktops. The default lock timeout can be increased in the connection string using the ssce: default lock timeout property. (Plus some... [More]

My Visual Studio 2010 Extensions and Favorite Commands

by Oliver 10. January 2013 08:58

Highlight all occurrences of selected word – by an extension by the same name (“Highlight all occurrences of selected word”) How to use: double-click on a word and see on the left margin where and how often the same word occurs in the current document. Usage frequency: often. Collapse all project... [More]

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Using @Html.CheckBox() with a dynamic value

by Oliver 19. November 2012 21:09

I’ve just spent much more time than I’d want on figuring out why the following code wouldn’t give me a checked checkbox, even when I set the ViewModel.Value to true: public class ViewModel { public string Name { get; set; } public dynamic Value { get; set; } ... [More]

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shades-of-orange.com code blog logo I build web applications using ASP.NET and have a passion for jQuery. Enjoy MVC 4 and Orchard CMS, and I do TDD whenever I can. I like clean code. Love to spend time with my wife and our daughter. My profile on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

About Anton

shades-of-orange.com code blog logo I'm a software developer at teamaton. I code in C# and work with MVC, Orchard, SpecFlow, Coypu and NHibernate. I enjoy beach volleyball, board games and Coke.