DevMavens

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n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.

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n.  An expert developer with great influence.

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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 20 Jan 2017 10:00

Answer: What does this code do?Subscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....This was a surprising shock, this code seems so simple, but it does something very different than what I would expect. The question is why? As it turns out, we are missing one character here: Notice the lack of the comma? Let us see how the..."
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Answer: What does this code do?
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Steve Smith | ardalis | 19 Jan 2017 18:06

Force Nuget to Reinstall Packages without UpdatingSubscribe to ardalis

Steve Smith writes "....Occasionally I run into an issue where I’ll open a solution in Visual Studio, build it, and the build will fail because of dependent packages. I’ll try every way offered by Visual Studio to restore packages, but it will claim everything..."
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Force Nuget to Reinstall Packages without Updating
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 19 Jan 2017 10:00

Challenge: What does this code do?Subscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....This was a wild trip. Take a look at the following piece of code, what do you think it is doing? Hint, it isn’t printing “Oren” to the console. Now, can you figure out why?!"
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Steve Smith | ardalis | 18 Jan 2017 14:30

Encapsulated Collections in Entity Framework CoreSubscribe to ardalis

Steve Smith writes "....Starting with Entity Framework Core 1.1, you can now have properly encapsulated collections in your classes that rely on EF for persistence. Previous versions of EF have required collection properties to support ICollection<T>, which means..."
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Encapsulated Collections in Entity Framework Core
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Steve Smith | ardalis | 17 Jan 2017 21:33

xUnit Test Discovery Error with ASPNET Core 1.1Subscribe to ardalis

Steve Smith writes "....If you run into an error with test discovery using xUnit and ASP.NET Core 1.1 where there is a FileNotFoundException looking for Microsoft.DotNet.Internal.Abstractions version 1.0.0.0, there is a fairly simple fix. The problem is that one of the..."
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xUnit Test Discovery Error with ASPNET Core 1.1
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 17 Jan 2017 21:14

Three FREE Training Courses on ASP.NET Core from Microsoft Virtual AcademySubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....This time last year we did a Microsoft Virtual Academy class on what was then called "ASP.NET 5." It made sense to call it 5 since 5 > 4.6, right? But since then ASP.NET 5 has become .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0. It's 1.0 because it's..."
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Three FREE Training Courses on ASP.NET Core from Microsoft Virtual Academy
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Jeff Atwood | Coding Horror | 17 Jan 2017 11:37

An Inferno on the Head of a PinSubscribe to Coding Horror

Jeff Atwood writes "....Today's processors place more and more heat-generating transistors in an ever shrinking space. The CPU power watt budget might go from: 1000 watts on a specialized server 100 watts on desktops 30 watts on laptops 5 watts on tablets 1 or 2 watts..."
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An Inferno on the Head of a Pin
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 17 Jan 2017 10:00

The RavenDB Pi Demo UnitSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I just had an interesting discussion on Raspberry Pi and RavenDB over twitter. The 140 characters limit is a PITA when you try to express complex topics, so I thought that I would do better job explaining it here. RavenDB is running on the Raspberry..."
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The RavenDB Pi Demo Unit
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 16 Jan 2017 10:00

Protocol design implications: REST vs. TCPSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I was going over design documents today, and I noticed some common themes in the changes that we have between RavenDB 3.5 and RavenDB 4.0. With RavenDB 3.5 (and all previous versions), we always had the communication layer as HTTP REST calls between..."
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Protocol design implications: REST vs. TCP
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 15 Jan 2017 08:21

Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, Friday Reflection for Remote Team ManagementSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....My friend J.D. Meier has an amazing blog called Sources of Insight and he's written a fantastic book called Getting Results the Agile Way. You can buy his book on Amazon (it's free on Kindle Unlimited!). I put J.D. up there with David Allen and..."
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Featured Maven

Steve Smith is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, ASPInsider, and frequent conference speaker. His blog covers a variety of .NET topics with a frequent focus on software development techniques and application performance tips.

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) Sometimes people ask me why I'm not on Facebook or G+. I was already an AOL user once, why would I do that again? http://t.co/ncbuusrx 1564 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo no child, even my own, is enough to get me on Facebook. I'll go to my grave without an account. I'm Just Not That Into Zuckerberg. 1564 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo I don't have a Facebook account, no plans to start one. Or G+ for that matter. But, I do watch TV! Well, downloaded TV. Sort of. 1564 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo looks like "log in - Facebook" to me 1564 days ago from web


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny: http://t.co/696ULgfy via @youtube 1564 days ago from Tweet Button


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Ha! http://t.co/ofThpizS 1565 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy This is as if Creative Commons was preventing you from using Photoshop. 1565 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy http://t.co/9Sf85PXD "CAD files must be provided, it must use formats unencumbered by closed licenses" 1565 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's the case with lots of things the FSF does. I appreciate some of what they do for freedom of speech but man they're extreme. 1565 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's according to http://t.co/QAdf1k2y 1565 days ago from TweetDeck