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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 | 24 Feb 2014 16:17

Asking questions is a skillSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....If you’re going to get into any sort of technical job, you’re going to have to ask questions. A lot of questions. Unfortunately, too few people understand how to ask questions properly. Asking questions is a skill. It has to be learnt. Here are a..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 07 Feb 2014 19:34

The CMS ecosystem and MicrosoftSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....CMS is extremely important strategically for any web company. About 35% of web sites use a CMS, and the top ones are all PHP (WordPress on its own is more than 20% of all web sites). In other words, if you care about the market share of your web..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 04 Nov 2013 16:00

The Shift: how Orchard painlessly shifted to document storage, and how it’ll affect youSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....We’ve known it all along. The storage for Orchard content items would be much more efficient using a document database than a relational one. Orchard content items are composed of parts that serialize naturally into infoset kinds of documents...."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 02 Nov 2013 21:15

Video: Orchard’s best kept recipesSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....In this talk that I gave last June for Orchard Harvest in Amsterdam, I showed, in no particular order, my favorite Orchard features, tricks, and modules. Don’t expect a narrative in there, cause there isn’t one, but I’m hoping you’ll learn a thing..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 06 Sep 2013 23:25

My workflow for comment notificationsSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Workflows in Orchard 1.7 are a damn sweet feature, and in this post I’m going to show you a very simple and useful case: comment moderation and notifications. Let’s begin by going to the Modules screen and checking that the older Rules module is..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 14 Jul 2013 00:09

How Orchard deals with dependency licensesSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....Managing dependencies in any project presents challenges, but open source adds its own constraints. In the wake of the release by Microsoft of new and useful libraries that are unfortunately encumbered by unacceptable licensing restrictions, I..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 30 Jun 2013 22:13

Effortlessly resize images in Orchard 1.7Subscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....I’ve written several times about image resizing in .NET, but never in the context of Orchard. With the imminent release of Orchard 1.7, it’s time to correct this. The new version comes with an extensible media pipeline that enables you to define..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 15 Apr 2013 19:51

Testing Orchard driversSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....If you’ve ever tried to test Orchard part drivers, you may have been blocked by the fact that the methods on drivers are protected. That, fortunately, doesn’t mean they are untestable. Those methods are still accessible through explicit interface..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 15 Apr 2013 00:04

A C# helper to read and write XML from and to objectsSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....I really like jQuery’s pattern of attribute getters and setters. They are fluent and work really well with HTML and XML DOMs. If you specify a value in addition to the name, it’s setting, otherwise it’s getting. In C#, we have an OK API for XML,..."
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Tales from the Evil Empire | 11 Apr 2013 05:14

Getting your Raspberry Pi to output the right resolutionSubscribe to this feed

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....I was setting up a new Raspberry Pi under Raspbian on a Samsung monitor the other day. If you don’t do anything, Raspbian and the Pi will attempt to detect the modes supported by your monitor and will make a choice of what seems best to it. And..."
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Bertrand Le Roy

Microsoft

Redmond, WA