• Monday, 20 July 2015
    Developer Settings

    Don't you just hate it when someone on the dev team changes the connection string or some other parameter in the application / web config and checks it in! In the team I am currently working with we end up having most config files excluded to avoid overwriting each others changes / differences.<...

  • Saturday, 16 May 2015
    Project Dependency Graph

    I had a need on an old and somewhat messy project to be able to visualize the hierarchy of project references in my solution. Visual studio ultimate can do this, but alas for me, I didn't have it. I found Yuml, a site that lets you create graphs with reasonably...

  • Sunday, 10 May 2015
    Automated Deployments

    I found msdeploy a very helpful and powerful tool. It allows a user to deploy files to a remote server, to execute applications and control IIS. My issue with it is its complexity. I don't use it every day, each time I come back to it I have to Google all the settings and it takes some time to...

  • Friday, 01 May 2015
    Complex configuration

    So app settings can be useful. If you have a couple of properties and that you want to be configurable there are a number of options:

    • Database configuration
    • File / app / web configuration

    A benefit of using a configuration file is that configuration transforms can be applied for differ...