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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 | 29 Jan 2015 16:00

Just forget that Repository exists, please.Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....If there’s a class that’s caused Orchard users more confusion, bugs, and disappointment than Repository<T>, I’d like to know about it… Generic repositories are a well-known anti-pattern, something that the designers of the Orchard data layer..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 28 Jan 2015 16:00

Get your modules ready for Orchard 1.9Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Orchard 1.9 is just around the corner (don’t ask me exactly when it will be out, instead go and help with the remaining high priority bugs), and if you own existing Orchard modules, now is a really good time to test them against the latest 1.x..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 23 Jan 2015 16:00

Automatic deployment of multiple repositories to AzureSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....The scenario is the following: a first repository contains the application code, and a second repository contains data files for the application contents. Azure, like some of the other best hosters, has the capability to automatically deploy new..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 20 Jan 2015 16:00

Snippable: a human-writable multipart document formatSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....More and more projects are managing their documentation as a bunch of Markdown files in a repository. Sites such as Github make that really easy and convenient, by providing an easy web interface around viewing and editing Markdown files, creating..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 08 Jan 2015 22:10

Je suis CharlieSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Please allow me to make an exception to my rule of only publishing technical articles on this blog. I’m French, I grew up watching those guys on TV, they were close friends in many ways. Every time I’m in France, Charlie is one of the first things I..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 07 Jan 2015 16:00

Indexing PDF: once again with a big red noseSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....A commenter pointed me to an oddly-named library that I didn’t know about: PdfClown. This is a library that is built by the same author both for Java and .NET, and the .NET version actually looks pretty nice, with not too many Java-isms beyond the..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 06 Jan 2015 16:00

Indexing PDF: not so fastSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....In the last post, I showed how to index PDF using PdfSharp. Unfortunately, the library hasn’t been updated in years, nobody seems to have forked it, and it can’t read many recent files. That makes it unfortunately unsuitable for the task. Back to..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 05 Jan 2015 16:00

Indexing PDF in Orchard (and elsewhere.NET)Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Indexing custom contents in Orchard is really easy: write a new handler derived from ContentHandler, then write an event handler for OnIndexing: public class PdfIndexingHandler : ContentHandler { public PdfIndexingHandler(IStorageProvider..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 01 Jan 2015 18:59

MVP Award 2015Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Happy new year to you all! For me, it’s starting quite nicely, as I received my first MVP award this morning, in recognition for my open source work, in particular on Orchard. It’s a great honor, and I want to thank Microsoft and all the people who..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 22 Dec 2014 16:00

The sideways stack traceSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....A common pattern in asynchronous programming is the callback pattern. Libraries such as async make use of that pattern to build asynchronous versions of common control flow structures. One unfortunate possible consequence of this is strange stack..."
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Bertrand Le Roy

Microsoft

Redmond, WA