Intro to BDD

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Note to self / reminder – here’s a nice article on getting started with BDD. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg490346.aspx

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Quicknote: Binding XAML event to ViewModel

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Just a rough note. I was building a WPF interface for a tool i’ve written. I wanted to bind events on this to my ViewModel, instead of have classic “code beside”. Other than using third party code, the…

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Windows 8: “Run as Different User”

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Just a quicknote – to enabled “run as a different user” from the Win 8 start screen, do the following: Launch Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) Select User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start menu and Taskbar Select the…

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Quicknote: Reduce size of Hyberfile.sys

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I recently began running out of space on my C: Drive (120GB SSD). It turned out that 13GB of this was used by HyberFile.sys (which is used for hibernation). To reduce this, I opened an administrator command prompt…

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PowerShell Variable Scope

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Just thought I’d blog about PowerShell variable scope. It seems that not many people are aware of this (I wasn’t aware until recently). There are scopes for private, local (this is the default behaviour), script and global (the…

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XNA Experiments: Coverflow

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Experiments with XNA. Just finished trying to build coverflow, with animation, inertia etc…

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Quicknote: Equivalent to SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges in standard asp.net (4.0)

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I have an asp.net web app that must execute code under the context of the current user (via identity impersonate, as it needs to call out to various resources). There are some blocks of code, such as writing…

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Quicknote: A couple of links…

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I’m currently debugging WCF, as a reminder, here is an article on how to configure tracing and logging. I simply just put the relevant entries into my web.config and created the folder for my log file to be…

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SharePoint 2010: Synchronously Deploying Solutions (WSPs)

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When developing larger SharePoint solutions (with multiple developers and environments), we normally write a series of PowerShell scripts to ensure that all our custom functionality and structure can be repeatedly deployed. The problem that commonly arises with this…

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SharePoint: Calling Services from PowerShell

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Nice article on calling services from PS. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/Blogs/zach/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=9

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