Author Archives: eidand

About eidand

Senior Dot Net developer specialised in C# / Sql Server / Mvc / Wcf

Unit Testing – thoughts, reflections, randomness …

I don’t know why, but I’ve been fascinated with unit testing for years. Yes, you don’t have to point out how nerdy that is, I know, trust me. I remember thinking that it’s a great idea to be able to … Continue reading

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Having a Craftsman Mindset in Software Development

  New article published in Dot Net Curry Magazine: https://dncmagazine.blob.core.windows.net/edition35/DNCMag-Issue35.pdf Thank you,  Suprotim Agarwal, for your patience, this one took quite a bit of work!

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BDD, an in-depth look

This article was published in the DNC Magazine, issue 30, May-June 2017 The terms of the publication do not allow me to post on my own blog, so please read the magazine if you are interested. I have saved a local … Continue reading

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Can anyone become a professional software developer?

This subject fascinates me. Lately I’ve seen lots of ads for courses or people who claim they can teach you how to become a software developer / designer / front end developer, you name it. The conclusion seems to be … Continue reading

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Helping graduates become the developers we need

What I would like to address today is the disconnect between the academia world and the professional world. We know a disconnect exists, we can hear countless employers complaining how graduates lack basic skills, how their attitude sucks etc. What we … Continue reading

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Building better ( hopefully! ) RESTful APIs

The idea for this article came while I was at work. I was talking to an Api provider and he had some very strong ideas on how things should be done. I have built a few APIs myself and suffice … Continue reading

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Bing, where is my Date Time filter?

There is no secret that I am a big Microsoft fan. I love what they do, the products they offer. I love Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Office 365, OneDrive, my Lumia 930 phone, my Xbox etc . Yes, I am … Continue reading

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Xamarin – Rest Services PCL

Xamarin – Rest Services from a PCL I see this on a daily basis especially on the Xamarin forums. How do I use this service from an iOS app? an Android app? a Windows app? How do I write a … Continue reading

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Questions to ask when looking for a job

This was article was posted on LinkedIn as well at this address Yup, you read it right. Let’s say you are looking for a job and have an interview. How would you expect it to work? You would sit down … Continue reading

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PCL Rpg engine – part 1 – actors and gear

I can see people wonder …. why would you bother ? Don’t we have enough engines already? Well, yes, but how many have you written so far ? Have you tried writing one? It is really really fun to work … Continue reading

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