Productivity boost with MSBuild: use /maxcpucount

by Oliver 28. January 2014 21:24

This is embarrassing. For the n-th time during the past couple of years I've felt an unease waiting for our projects (read: solutions) to compile. I kept seeing this: This is MSBuild using 1 (!), yes, one!, of the 8 CPU cores I've sitting in my machine to get my work done. What about the other 7?... [More]

Where would *you* put your job offer?

by Oliver 28. January 2014 01:20

Last year, we were looking for a developer to strengthen our team and we put the job offer on our homepage. Nothing fancy there. found a much more interesting place to put their job offer without much noise. Look at this Fiddler screenshot: This response is from today so if you're loo... [More]

Orchard CMS - ContentPart will not update if made invisible through placement

by Oliver 17. December 2013 22:01

Today we decided that auto-updating our entries' urls when their names change is a rather good idea. Our entries are ContentItems consisting of our custom EntryPart, an AutoroutePart, and some more that are not important here. I thought it would be a matter of minutes to get this user story done. Si... [More]

IRIs and URIs; or: Internet Explorer does not decode encoded non-ASCII characters in its address bar

by Oliver 24. October 2013 23:03

Some facts about IE and its address bar IE can display non-ASCII characters in the address bar if you put them there by hand or click a link that contains such in unencoded form, e.g.ürther-wassersportclub. IE sends a request for the correctly encoded URL, which is htt... [More]

JavaScript Coding Dojo bei ALT.NET Berlin

by Anton 9. October 2013 11:41

I haven’t been to a coding dojo for quite some time. Since I have deficiencies in JavaScript, this sounded like fun. The event was again held at Hotelplan CC Services, and Mike Bild was the one who showed us the ropes. He gave us an introduction to node.js, which is a packaged compilation of Google... [More]

Using Unit Tests to Satisfy SpecFlow Scenarios

by Anton 2. October 2013 15:16

Ususally we spec out features using SpecFlow. Then we write out the step definitions and code the feature (or vice versa). When we programmed the “export entries” feature for the portal management area of discoverize, we did so using TDD (test driven development) with unit tests. Since it is an MVC ... [More]

Deleting a Table from Orchard's SQL CE Database

by Oliver 21. September 2013 11:08

In day-to-day development on discoverize, our Orchard based custom portal software, I use CompactView to look into my local instance's SQL CE database file if that's what I need to do. Dropping a Table from my Orchard.sdf Database Today, I was experimenting with some migrations code and needed to ... [More]

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SQL CE | Orchard

What's Wrong With Our Specification By Example Tests

by Oliver 25. July 2013 11:44

We've been working on our customizable portal software discoverize for about two years now using Orchard CMS. From the beginning we were convinced to use Specification By Example to build up a live documentation of the functionality of our software. This has been very important to us since we plan t... [More]

Firebug and Fiddler

by Anton 28. June 2013 01:19

In the past weeks I have worked quite a bit with JavaScript. I encountered that not all eventtracking scripts for Google Analytics have been executed. I guessed it could have something todo with registering startup scripts within an update panel. And I delved into this topic, looking for solutions o... [More]

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Impressions from Orchard Harvest 2013

by Anton 25. June 2013 15:23

As you already know from reading older blog posts, Oliver and I attended the European Orchard Harvest in Amsterdam two weeks ago. In short – it was worth the trip and the time. Probably we will attend the next Orchard conference in Europe. Learning We learned quite a few things at the conference. ... [More]

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About Oliver code blog logo I build web applications using ASP.NET and have a passion for javascript. 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 children. My profile on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

About Anton 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.