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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 | 27 Feb 2015 16:00

What’s in a DecentCMS site’s folder?Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....The default mechanism to store content items in Decent CMS is to use files under the /sites directory. This can be replaced with database storage, of course (the first provider I’ll implement after the file-based one will be CouchDB), but the file..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 26 Feb 2015 16:00

Content item identity in Orchard and DecentCMSSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Identity is a funny thing. It’s one of those concepts that we use all the time, but that are tremendously difficult to pin down precisely. To keep things “simple”, in philosophy and in physics, it’s about equivalence relations. In computer science,..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 25 Feb 2015 16:00

The DecentCMS and Orchard content type systems comparedSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....The content type system in Orchard is one of the reasons for its great flexibility. The ability to build your own content types from building blocks that are just the right size is essential to building a great CMS. Orchard has content types that..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 24 Feb 2015 16:00

Oops! I did it again: introducing DecentCMSSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....There are a few things that nobody should ever do. One of these things is to write a new CMS. So about four months ago, I decided to write a new CMS using Node.js. It’s called DecentCMS, and I’ve had insane amounts of fun building it so far.It..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 23 Feb 2015 16:00

But this property is defined as undefined…Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....After all these years, JavaScript still occasionally trips me up. Today, I built a test that was failing mysteriously. I use Chai to write my assertions, and that particular test was failing to agree that the array I had constructed was deeply equal..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 03 Feb 2015 16:00

What’s up with Raspberry Pi 2?Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....I’ve been asked what my take was on the new Raspberry Pi 2, in particular about the newly announced Windows 10 support. The previous versions of the Raspberry Pi have been tremendously successful, and sold close to 5 million units, which is not..."
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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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Bertrand Le Roy

Microsoft

Redmond, WA