Category: .Net

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

I’ve recently read an excellent article by Jerrie Pelser about using NBuilder and Faker.Net to generate test data for your .Net project – something I actually need on a regular basis. However, I needed data that looked a bit more South African so, I’ve added some South African flavour to […]

Handy for the IT toolbox

Handy for the IT toolbox

I was looking for a good pluralisation algorithm. Found a very nice C# class that does a stand-up job. The few words I tried out, were pluralized perfectly: Address => Addresses Wolf => Wolves Entity => Entities Update: A better way to do this would be to use Humanizer

Printing with PrintDocument in .Net

Printing with PrintDocument in .Net

In recently needed to print labels/tickets on a series of ZEBRA printers. This required some very specific sized labels/tickets. At first I designed everything in Crystal Reports, and everything previewed perfectly,until… I actually had to print it to the printer. The printer driver plays a very specific role, and can […]

Deployment – Coalition Software’s Solution

Deployment – Coalition Software’s Solution

In my previous post I discussed the challenge of deploying your application. Since then, I have been hard at work contemplating and designing a proof of concept for the ultimate deployment technique. I guess the easiest solution would be just to create a web-based application, application updates can then happen […]

Locus Effects

Locus Effects

A while ago I stumbled on a very interesting article by Yuval Naveh on CodeProject about Locus Effects Locus– Latin for "the place." So our Locus is the place where our conscious/mind is set. It is the state of our mind. The Locus can change if an external event alarms […]

VB.Net adventures in NHibernate

VB.Net adventures in NHibernate

I’ve listened to the DotNetRocks! episode and watched the DnrTV episode with Oren Eini on NHibernate and I must say NHibernate is both pretty intimidating and mind blowing! I thought what the heck, I’ll give it a go, best way to learn something new is getting your hands dirty. I […]