Category Archives: Code Examples

Today I Learned how to Install PostgreSQL in Ubuntu

For an upcoming project I’m thinking of using PostgreSQL.  I’ve heard lots of great things about PostgreSQL in the past but have been too scared lazy busy to try it. What changed my mind was JetBrains DataGrip database client.  I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 3

Why Developers Use ORMs (i.e. their Strengths) This is the third and final part of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 2

This is part two of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the images on slides and/or doing a demo.  Code can be found here. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 1

This is the part one of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the images on slides and/or doing a demo.  Code can be … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Create Custom NUnit Constraints – Part 2: Constraint Usage Syntax

In Part 1 we created a custom NUnit constraint but you where limited in using the constraint.  You could only write: It would be nice to write: To do that you should read the documentation.  End of blog post. So is … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Create Custom NUnit Constraints – Part 1: Creating the Constraint

NUnit has has built in constraints for most the tests you will need to write so there is no need to create your own.  End of blog post. OK, that was a bad joke.  The first step in creating a … Continue reading

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NConstraints Version 1.0.0 Released

A common unit test assert I need to do is compare all the property values of one object to another.  For example: In this test we only have two properties to test but if the object has 10 plus properties … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Run NUnit Tests for a .NET Core Project in TeamCity

In TeamCity you can’t use the usual NUnit Runner to run .NET Core unit tests.  At least I couldn’t get it to work.  I’m sure this will be fixed in the future but for now the below works for me.  … Continue reading

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Notes: Upgrade NUnit.Xamarin to NUnit 3.8.1

The notes I took when trying to upgrade the NUnit Xamarin project to NUnit 3.8.1.  The reason I did this was to fix issue #87.  When I try to us NUnit Xamarin on another project it fails with the following … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Create a Xamarin iOS Binding for Objective-C Libraries – Part 4 The Actual Binding

This is the 4th and final part about incorporating an objective-c library in Xamarin.  In my case I’m binding BEMCheckBox.  In part 3 we used Sharpie to create a C# interface for the BEMCheckBox.  In this post we will show … Continue reading

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