Author Archives: erictummers

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.

SDN event June 2017

The SDN – Software Development Network – is a special interest group for dutch developers. Four times a year they organise an event where people present and talk about their passion. As a member of the SDN you are aware of the latest developments. You are part of a network of professional developers who assist […]

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EF query optimisation

We have a view that is very slow when you don’t use a filter on the name field. Everywhere in our stored procedures and (sub)queries we have this applied. In our web applicatie we use Entity Framework. The business layer … Continue reading

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Speed up ASP.NET MVC debugging

Whenever I was debugging my ASP.NET MVC application the wait times for every page is about 8 seconds. This was not happening after deployment to a webserver (thank god!) Today I discovered that disabling the browserlink will speed things up … Continue reading

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Linq to entities and CAST

We use an EDMX to access our database with Entity Framework. Before you comment: we have our reasons not to use code-first. Today we encountered a small problem with linq to entities and validating a varchar field that contains an integer … Continue reading

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Outlook 2016 for Mac spellcheck default language

The spellcheck in Outlook 2016 for Mac was driving me nuts for some time now. Most e-mails I write are in Dutch and the spellcheck defaults to English (UK). My daughter concluded “a lot of squiggly red lines” on my … Continue reading

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Flow parasites on ifttt

My blog posts are automatically published to yammer. When yammer was independent this worked like a charm. Then Microsoft bought yammer and the ifttt channel stopped working. With the Office365 channel and the e-mail to yammer it worked again. Only for … Continue reading

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Scrum Master Skills

We’re working on our project for some months now. Time to freshen up on scrum. For this we use the Scrum Master Skills course on pluralsight. Once each sprint we sit down as a team for an hour. We play and pause the … Continue reading

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