Campus Management GitHub Repositories

I am happy to announce that we have created a set of community-driven GitHub repositories to help share ideas, solutions and knowledge regarding CampusNexus!  We would love for you to contribute to this community as well, so please feel free to fork a project and commit your proposed changes.  Submitting a change will write to[…]

C# Anonymous Pipes for Interprocess Communication

There are times when you may need to communicate between multiple processes, perhaps to send messages or share data. A recent example that I worked on involved a 64-bit application that needed to use a 32-bit DLL. The 32-bit DLL had to run in a separate process, so interprocess communication (IPC) was needed to allow[…]

The Big Picture on .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0

ASP.NET Core 1.0 (formerly ASP.NET 5) represents the most significant release of ASP.NET since its initial release in 2002 and it’s projected to ship sometime this year. This post aims to provide a big picture overview of ASP.NET Core 1.0. The most fundamental shift in ASP.NET Core 1.0 (formerly .NET Core 5) is that, by default, it targets the[…]

Turn off C# 6.0 features in VS2015/Resharper 9 when using NET 4.5

If you are working on a NET 4.5 project using VS2015 + ReSharper 9, you will find that (by default), VS2015 and ReSharper will allow you (and even encourage you) to use the new C# 6.0 features within your source code. In some cases, ReSharper will recommend some C# 6.0 features as a way to improve your code. For example, in my example C# 4.5 code[…]

Roslyn, VS2015 and the Syntax Visualizer add-in

What is Roslyn? The “Roslyn” project is a Microsoft initiative for an open-source compiler that also provides a rich set of analysis on the code that is being compiled. A brief history of this project The initial CTP for Roslyn was on October 2011 so this project has been around for a few years already.[…]

The value of integration tests + tools to make them easier to write

Legacy apps are sometimes defined as “software solutions that do not have unit tests”. Without the capability to unit test a business software, developers can’t reliably predict how the software solution will behave under different scenarios. Migrating a legacy solution into a more modern application is no easy task. Typically this involves the following steps: Adding[…]

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