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Bertrand Le Roy

Bertrand Le Roy, PhD, is a Program Manager in the ASP.NET team, specializing on Ajax. He represents Microsoft at the OpenAjax Alliance. He blogs about new and future features of ASP.NET, tips, tricks and samples for advanced and beginner ASP.NET developers and sometimes other random musings.


Tales from the Evil Empire | 09 Apr 2016 16:23

Unimportant egocentric rant: don’t .ToUpper() your titlesSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Here’s a minor inconvenience that I’m going to put out there in the hope that one or two of the horrible people responsible for it may realize the errors of their ways and make the world a marginally better place. So you like your titles..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 24 Mar 2016 23:50

On dependencies, dependency injection, and sanitySubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....What's interesting about debacles such as the recent left-padding madness is how it can get you to re-think seemingly obvious concepts, and challenge some basic assumptions. Here's in particular a little reflection that just occurred to me on the..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 26 Feb 2016 20:15

Easy custom RSS in OrchardSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Orchard adds RSS automatically to everything that looks like a list of content items: blog posts, of course, but also comments, projections, lists, search results, tags, etc. I’ve explained before how RSS works internally, but adding a new feed from..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 20 Jan 2016 23:46

Why I prefer spaces to tabsSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Coding convention discussions are always fun. I just had one of them on the weekly Orchard meeting, where I’ve joked that spaces are objectively superior to tabs, by which I meant that there are objective arguments in favor of spaces that I..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 14 Nov 2015 17:36

Liberté, Égalité, FraternitéSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....They hate joy. They hate freedom. They hate peace. They hate life. They hate what we are: joyful, free, peaceful, and alive. So they scream, they enslave, they wage war, and they kill. They can kill us, but they won’t kill joy, freedom, peace,..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 31 Oct 2015 17:15

Open Source is about much more than code contributionsSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Tell the pointy-haired bosses around the world: putting a GPL sticker on your product is not going to magically make all those nerds in their parent’s basements build it for you, and for free. Nope. Not going to happen. And you know what? The code..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 15 Oct 2015 15:09

Sprinkling some C#6 fairy dust on FluentPathSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....I moved my FluentPath library’s source code from CodePlex to GitHub, and while I was at it, I vacuumed a bit, removed the cobwebs, and decided to see what applying some C#6 goodness would do to my code. Usually, I would not advise anyone to touch..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 12 Oct 2015 15:28

Orchard Harvest 2015 – Trip ReportSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....It is customary when returning from a conference that we write a trip report and send it to the team. In the spirit of openness that surrounds all things Orchard, I’ve decided that I’d write the trip report for this year’s Orchard..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 06 Oct 2015 13:59

Orchard Harvest 2015 – ASP.NET MVC 6 Tag HelpersSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Taylor Mullen was here to introduce the tag helpers that are going to be added to ASP.NET MVC 6, basically to replace HTML helpers. Tag helpers are html tag-like bits of C# code. Because they are essentially C#, you can get all the benefits of the..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 06 Oct 2015 10:52

Orchard Harvest 2015 – Orchard for tens of thousands of journalistsSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Lombiq gave us a case study of Media Kitty, which is a web site with 18,000 users. This is a rewrite of a web site that was previously written with VB and WebForms. The new site features rich profiles including images, taxonomies, subscriptions, and..."
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Bertrand Le Roy

Microsoft

Redmond, WA