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Some Minor PetaPoco Improvements

Some tiny improvements to PetaPoco to make paged requests a little easier.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Cool CSS3 Button

For the re-invention of Showcase Lane I designed this cool HTML5/CSS3 button.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Showcase Lane Reinvented

The original Showcase Lane didn't really work out, but I'm reinvented it and targeting it directly at web designers and developers.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Why is the C# compiler lying to me?

Today I spent over half an hour trying to figure out why the C# compiler was convinced I had a syntax error while I was convinced I didn't. Of course the compiler was right, but it lied a little, sort of...

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

PetaPoco - T4 Template support for SQL Server

Personally I rarely use SQL Server, but feel obliged to support it in PetaPoco.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

PetaPoco - Value Conversions and UTC Times

Normally the MySQL .NET connector returns DateTimes with an unspecified DateTimeKind. UTC seems a more reasonable default...

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

MarkdownDeep Syntax Highlighting

MarkdownDeep now provides the hooks needed to inject your own syntax highlighting into rendered code blocks.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

MarkdownDeep Improved URL Qualification

MarkdownDeep's URL qualification makes unqualified URLs work properly in RSS feeds.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

MarkdownDeep Head Block Extraction

Head block extraction lets Markdown authors add css, script and other content to the HTML head block of the main page.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Topten Software Site Moved to Jab

The worst thing about writing a shiny new blog engine is that your old blog engine starts looking even older.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

MarkdownDeep Delegate Hooks

An easier way to hook into MarkdownDeep with delegate methods.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

PetaPoco - NUnit Test Cases

Does a tiny 1,200 line single file library really need unit test cases? In this case, I think so...

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

PetaPoco - Named Columns, Result Columns and int/long conversion

Some more improvements to PetaPoco, mostly as a direct result of heavy usage in a number of real projects.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

PetaPoco - Paged Queries

Do you find writing the various SQL queries for paged result sets tedious? PetaPoco can now handle this for you automatically!

Monday, 21 March 2011

PetaPoco - NuGet Package

Any .NET library worth it's while these days should come as a NuGet package - so PetaPoco is now up there and ready to use. See Here.

Monday, 21 March 2011

PetaPoco - T4 Template

After hand coding POCO objects for a few projects it became apparent this would soon become tedious and error prone.

Monday, 21 March 2011
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