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Congrats to Mark Michaelis for 22 years as an MVP!

Erin Wissing
August 13, 2018 / No Comment

Mark Michaelis has been awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2018-2019 in recognition of his exceptional technical community leadership!
What’s a Microsoft MVP?
According to mvp.microsoft.com, “MVPs are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting […]
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The ‘Elegant-Innovative-Excellence’ of C#

Erin Wissing
July 24, 2018 / No Comment

Why C# should be part of your tooling arsenal

 
C# (pronounced C Sharp) is a language used in combination with Microsoft’s .NET framework for developing applications. “The open-sourced nature of C# and the framework that comes with it is pretty unique,” Mark Michaelis said during a recent interview on Code Chat. “What really makes C# powerful is that […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, C#

Starting the DevOps Journey

July 19, 2018 / No Comment

Is your team ready for DevOps?

DevOps, or Development and Operations, is the integration of the people, process and tools required to deliver high-quality software in an agile manner from concept all the way to production.
In its simplest terms, DevOps is the what holds a development team and operations team together so that they understand what each other […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog, DevOps

5 Steps to Getting Started with Material Design In XAML

Kevin
July 2, 2018 / 1 Comment

Material Design In XAML (MDIX) is a beautiful theme library that brings Google’s Material Design to your Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) applications. In this tutorial, we look at how easy it is to get started and add some beautiful material design to your application.
 
If you have an existing WPF project, you can skip to step two.
Step […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, Windows, WPF

DevOps Presentation: Reality or Fiction

Mark
April 24, 2018 / 3 Comments

Today I did an online presentation to Sierra Systems on the Topic of DevOps.  We had some great discussions regarding:

How do you move to DevOps from when you are starting with an immature team?
What are the biggest obstacles to successful DevOps
What tooling do you recommend (My demos used Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team System)
How does […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: DevOps, Downloads, Presentations

ASP.NET Core Dynamic Routing with Constraints

Grant Erickson
April 19, 2018 / No Comment

Need to do more complex routing with ASP.NET Core? Try Constraints.
Constraints are a solution for serving Angular apps from a hybrid MVC application.
We recently had a unique challenge of serving up an angular app from an MVC application. This app needed to serve other MVC pages along with the angular site. Additionally, the routes that would serve the […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, .NET Core, Blog, C#

Senior Microsoft Full Stack Web Dev

IntelliTect
April 19, 2018 / No Comment

IntelliTect hires developers that have been coding as long as they can remember, live and breathe innovative custom code and hate to be bored.
We feel that a talented developer can write code for any platform, but if you have a special fondness for Angular running on a .NET back end, even better!  If you want to be considered, please […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: C#, Headlines, Jobs

Machine Learning Can Save Lives In Spokane

Mark
April 17, 2018 / No Comment

Examine medical data and cure problems using computer algorithms without violating HIPPA.
Machine learning is an area of quantitative science that allows computers to run algorithms to create predictions or disentangle causality. We are no longer limited by the ideas that the human brain can formulate because machine learning can uncover unconsidered possibilities. Medical breakthroughs are happening by data mining […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: Blog

PowerShell Write-Error Without Writing Stack Trace

Mark
April 16, 2018 / No Comment

Recently, I was trying to display the errors and warning from a DotNet Build. While the warnings all displayed correctly, the errors always included the stack trace:

I was able to control the error output slightly by varying the global $ErrorView variable, but the only two options were NormalView or CategoryView, neither of which gave me the clean, message-only, look […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, PowerShell, Uncategorized

Interfacing with Multithreading Patterns prior to TPL and C# 5.0

Mark
April 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

Legacy Blog – Pre C# 5.0
Multithreading patterns are used to address the multithreading complexities of monitoring an asynchronous operation, thread pooling, avoiding deadlocks, and implementing atomicity and synchronization across operations and data access.
This is a thorough blog that combs through all you’d need to know about multithreading if you were working in a legacy version of C#. Although […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, C#, Uncategorized
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