Category Archives: Development

Myths of Agile

This is a post I’ve promised to write for a while, this isn’t a critic of ‘Agile’ in any of its guises but simply a guide to avoid incorrect statements. Before I dive into this, let’s just remind ourselves of … Continue reading

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Could not load type ‘WebPages.Global’

Another in my ‘reminder’ series. I had a very strange error when running a web site; Could not load type ‘WebPages.Global’. I realised that my problem is related to the way I prefer to create my projects. I like to … Continue reading

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Easy theming with Windows Phone

Easy theming with Windows Phone Windows Phone has the concept of Dark and Light themes. I really like this idea as I typically have my phone in Dark theme and switch to Light when in bright sunshine. Unfortunately not a … Continue reading

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How to Test async and await

This is one of those, “please stop forgetting this dummy” posts aimed at myself. When you want to test an asynchronous method implemented via the Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) don’t forget to change the default test method; Default: [TestMethod] public … Continue reading

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Step-by-step guide to creating Pub Sub with NServiceBus

Recently I have been tasked with creating a prototype of an application using NServiceBus. However I found that the current documentation/samples can be a little difficult to follow. I’m guessing because a) it’s recently changed to v3 and some of … Continue reading

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IIS does not list a web site that matches the launched URL?

For the second time in as many weeks I was caught out by the following error message; —————————Microsoft Visual Studio—————————Unable to start debugging on the web server. IIS does not list a web site that matches the launched URL. Click … Continue reading

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Oath of Non Allegiance

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