Going Further with Fluent Builders in your Tests – C#

Fluent Builders are extremely useful. Once you start using them there is no going back! In my first article I outlined fluent builders - what they look like and how to put them together. This time I will go a little deeper to show you just how versatile they can be. Method Naming You can be as flexible as you like in...

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Power BI – Quick Tip. Percent of Total

If you need to add 'Percent of Total' to your charts in Power BI, here's how.. Microsoft's Power BI is excellent.  It is so easy to get up and running with data coming from a multitude of places. Out of the box you can easily show facts and figures related to your data.  One thing it currently misses though is...

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Getting started with Gulp in Visual Studio 2013 and 2015

In the last few years a rich set of front end development tools has emerged for building complex web applications. Gulp in particular has taken off in a huge way. However, .NET development is lagging when it comes to adoption of these tools. This is all set to change, especially with the release of ASP.NET 5 where Gulp will become part of the standard...

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Use Fluent Builders In Your Tests – C#

When creating tests (for TDD or BDD), use fluent builders No, I don't mean the kind that come around and drink all your coffee / tea. When you are testing your code you often have to initialise various classes beforehand. There are several ways to do this. Consider this simple api that takes in a 'Booking' object and returns the...

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5 Lesser Known Reasons To Upgrade To Visual Studio 2015

Searching the web there are plenty of articles about Visual Studio 2015 and all that it brings with it, but you may have to dig down to get to some of the new features that will be instantly of help in your everyday activities.  Here are the five lesser known ones that most interest me... Debugging Lambda expressions This has been...

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