IntelliTect’s client wins award for Best CIS Implementation

Shane Kercheval
April 27, 2016 / No Comment

IntelliTect is proud to announce that our long-time client, Avista Utilities, has won the 2016 ‘Expanding Excellence Award’ for Best CIS Implementation among utilities with gross revenues over $500 million. The award, presented by CS Week, is for CIS projects implemented during 2014-2015 and is granted to the utility that best demonstrates excellence and achievement […]

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Oracle Data Provider for .NET

Mark Salvino
April 26, 2016 / No Comment

Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) uses Object-relational mapping (ORM) to allow developers to write object-oriented code against a Model instead of writing direct queries into the database. With Entity Framework gaining full support from Microsoft and Microsoft developers, it is critical that there exists an ORM that works well with Entity Framework when required […]

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Essential .NET – Logging with .NET Core

April 7, 2016 / No Comment

In the February issue, I delved into the new configuration API included in the newly named .NET Core 1.0 platform (see (I assume most readers have heard about the recently renamed .NET Core 1.0, which was formerly referred to as .NET Core 5 and part of the ASP.NET 5 platform [see].) In that […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, .NET Core, Uncategorized

Xamarin Forms EnumBindablePicker

Wayne Creasey
April 5, 2016 / No Comment

One of the controls missing from Xamarin Forms is a “BindablePicker” that allows you to dynamically bind an ItemsSource and SelectedItem from your view model. Fortunately, the Xamarin forums provide a solution to this problem found here: The original implementation of this BindablePicker worked great as long as you had a list of strings […]

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Building Single Page Applications (SPA) with the Journey Framework

Grant Erickson
March 17, 2016 / No Comment

The Journey Framework is a great way for an MVC team to leverage their knowledge base for more dynamic applications and ease into the world of SPAs and JavaScript. We recently built an intranet application for compliance logging. The application allows the user to both enter and browse data related to events on the electrical […]

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Making Sense of AssemblyVersion Numbers

Tom Faust
March 15, 2016 / No Comment

The components of a Microsoft DLL or EXE version number are Major, Minor, Build and Revision. According to Microsoft, the components are used by convention as follows: Major: Assemblies with the same name but different major versions are not interchangeable. A higher version number might indicate a major rewrite of a product where backward compatibility […]

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MultiBinding in Xamarin.Forms

March 15, 2016 / No Comment

The current release of Xamarin.Forms does not contain an implementation for a MultiBinding object. For those of us who have a strong WPF background, this is a feature that would be very beneficial. With a little work, it is possible for us to implement our own MultiBinding class using the current Xamarin.Forms framework. Creating a […]

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Implementing a Custom ILogger with Exception Handling for .NET Core

March 4, 2016 / No Comment

ASP.NET Core – Learning Session in Spokane

March 1, 2016 / No Comment

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, Events, Headlines

Essential .NET – Configuration in .NET Core (MSDN)

February 4, 2016 / No Comment

Note: Just prior to press time, Microsoft announced name changes to ASP.NET 5 and related stacks. ASP.NET 5 is now ASP.NET Core 1.0. Entity Framework (EF) 7 is now Entity Framework (EF) Core 1.0. The ASP.NET 5 and EF7 packages and namespaces will change, but otherwise the new nomenclature has no impact on the lessons […]

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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, Blog, Headlines
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Great organization to speed through the material. I was aware of much of the material already, but the detail on Generics was FANTASTIC. I will be looking into Mark's book and blog!
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