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Downloading Attachments from TFS

Grant Erickson
July 28, 2015 / No Comment

A few weeks ago I was supporting a client who had attached a significant number of files to various work items in a project and wanted to be able have them all in a folder. The time required to download these files by hand seemed daunting. Rumors around the office were that someone on the […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog

When to Use and Not Use var in C#

Tom Faust
July 9, 2015 / No Comment

Many languages, particularly scripting languages, have a loosely typed variable type named var. In these languages, var can hold any type of data. If you place a number into a var then it will be interpreted as a number whenever possible. If you enter text it will be interpreted as a string, etc. ‘var’s can […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Uncategorized

Design Process and Creative Control

July 9, 2015 / No Comment

As a UX designer when starting a project it’s not uncommon for me to hear the client say they know exactly what kind of design they want. At first when this happened, it seemed great because I felt like I had a clear vision of what the client wanted and thought I could probably create […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog

Idea/Founder Fit

Shane Kercheval
June 30, 2015 / 1 Comment

When do you know you should pursue a new business idea? At IntelliTect, we constantly generate new ideas, ideas that will: help us do our jobs; help others do their jobs; make our lives better. The process is called “Ideation”, and it is the process of coming up with ideas and figuring out which ideas […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog

Deploying Windows Services With Psake and Web Deploy

Kelly
June 29, 2015 / No Comment

At IntelliTect, a common pattern of our client solutions are windows services that process work on either a scheduled basis or watch a file location. We often use a combination of the Topshelf framework with the TopShelf.Quartz job scheduling package to solve these problems. These packages expose a useful fluent interface to schedule multiple jobs […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: PowerShell

Dynamically Changing Cell Data/Behavior Within a Kendo Grid

Chris Finlayson
June 17, 2015 / No Comment

I was recently on a project that required various dynamic client side behavior of a Kendo grid. There was specific behavior needed when the user entered a cell, and when the value of a cell changed. An equivalent example for demonstration purposes is the following grid. Assume the grid has the following rules: specifying behavior […]

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EntityFramework’s Update-Database Fails with “Invalid directory on URL.”

Mark
June 12, 2015 / 1 Comment

While running Visual Studio 2015 RC (VS2015) you may encounter an error when referencing the EntityFramework Nuget package (at least on v6.1.3) stating the following:

The error specifically occurs when running  Update-Database  from within the Package Manager or when using Package Manager Console. The issue arises from within the EntityFramework module file (EntityFramework.psm1).  The specific […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, EntityFramework

Suspend and Resume in Visual Studio using TFS

Tom Faust
April 22, 2015 / No Comment

In order to keep our release builds as bug-proof as possible, our development team expects that code reviews are to be completed before checking in the code changes. This presents a problem with Pending Changes in Visual Studio. Let’s say I modify a few files for a particular user story or bug. After I submit […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog

Code Reviews

Kevin
March 13, 2015 / No Comment

I absolutely love code reviews. My team uses a very informal asynchronous method for doing code reviews. When changes are made, a code review request is sent to the other members of the team. As people have time, they will look over the code review requests and provide feedback. Pretty painless; the way a code […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: TFS

Road to the Cloud: Seattle Business Strategy and Networking for ISVs

Mark
January 30, 2015 / No Comment

Road to the Cloud: Seattle Business Strategy and Networking for ISVs will be led by Mark Michaelis on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 from 1:00-6:00. Business leaders of independent software vendor organizations (ISVs) face increasing challenges in today’s software market. Many companies that have historically bought packaged software solutions are evaluating software as a service (SaaS) […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, Cloud, Events, Headlines
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