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Tweet your Strava runs with distance in Kilometers

These tweets show the result of fixing the Strava IFTTT service with a webhook. The hook calculates the meters to Kilometers distance. All you’ll need is an IFTTT and Azure account. TLDR Setup webhooks in IFTTT and tweet on the … Continue reading

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TFS Build light with jQuery

We use TFS for our builds. These include release builds, continuous integration builds and regression test build. We want to have a simple build light to keep an eye on the status of all definitions. This is why we use … Continue reading

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SignalR

Image courtesy of spacex / unsplash.com https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR/ Get real time communication between the client and the server. We use it to monitor jobs. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers.

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Toastr

Toastr is one of those GUI items everybody is familiar with. It is the standard in feedback on webpages. Adding this to your solution is almost mandatory. Continue reading

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Common.Logging

Image courtesy of Ales Krivec / unsplash.com https://www.nuget.org/packages/Common.Logging/ Common.logging provides an abstraction for the logging framework of choice. For IoC the common.logging offers an interface. NoOpLogger is a fake implementation used for unit testing. I prefer to use the nuget from log4net with … Continue reading

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Ajaxload

Just a tip for creating that loading image everybody uses or your custom version of it. Goto http://ajaxload.info

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AutoMapper

Image courtesy of Mike Enerio / unsplash.com https://www.nuget.org/packages/AutoMapper/ Mapping two objects using convention and coded/configurerd mappings. This comes in handy when moving through the layers of a solution (data > business > viewmodel) Every property with the same name is automatically mapper … Continue reading

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