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Managed Extensibility Framework – Part 3 : Importing Constructor

It’s MEF time again! This time I am going to discuss a little bit about the ImportConstructor attribute. As the name of the attribute suggests, it is used to “import” dependencies in to constructor parameters. Consider the following snippet which demonstrates this. Code listing: ComplexOp implements the IComplexOp contract. The constructor for ComplexOp “imports” the [...]

Managed Extensibility Framework – Part 2 : Metadata

I am back with more MEF! This time I am discussing about metadata that could provide additional information about components the implement contracts. These entries about MEF are more of the “journal” kind rather than a “tutorial”. To provide metadata you just need to use the ExportMetadata attribute. There are two possible ways by which [...]

A Refresher/Crash Course on MEF!

Here I am with another post! This is supposed to be a crash course or a refresher (call it whatever you want!) on MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework). Consider the following gist. In order to create a fairly simple yet meaningful application that demonstrates MEF, you need 3 projects within a solution. Obviously, this is not [...]

Fun With Generics 3: IConvertible and More!

It has been a long time since I wrote anything at all in my blog and I kind of missed it! So here we go! This post is going to be about generics (again)! I wanted to create a method that converts a set of strings (attributes of an element, xml) and did indeed create [...]

Search Your Fiddles!

Hello all! This post is going to be simple since I am just going to introduce something I did recently. I use jsfiddle to test out a lot of things that is based on plain javascript, jQuery, bootstrap and so on. It helps me save a lot of time! You don’t necessarily have to sign [...]

Pitfalls of Outsourcing (to India)

Let me first warn you, before you get started with this post, there is going to be quite a bit of rant in here. But I believe it’s going to have some merit and is not just going to be meaningless. There are numerous blog posts/articles and what not about issues faced by numerous companies [...]

Just Released! – NuGet Package to List Attribute Based Routes

Hello People! Just wanted to share some information on what I have been doing. Yesterday I released a NuGet package that could prove helpful if you have started using ASP.Net MVC 5′s attribute based routing. You can read about attribute based routing here. But on a high level, attribute based routing is a feature that [...]

Paging w/ Angular

Hello again! I was looking for an implementation of paging using angular and encountered this. This post just shows how I extended this implementation to have some sort of filtering. Obviously, I am very much a beginner in angular, so do recommend if you think there is a better way of doing this! I am [...]

Express – Route requests from multiple files

If you have started using NodeJS/Express like myself, probably you have this question too! I have a whole lot of app.get, app.post in my app.js file and I don’t like this! Here is a section of my app.js file to give you some perspective! var app = express(); app.get(‘/’, routes.index); app.get(‘/about’, routes.about); app.get(‘/contact’, routes.contact); If [...]

Getting started w/ Web Workers

Hello, I am not even going to discuss as to how long it’s been since I blogged about anything, because, it’s been forever. But here I am with a new post! This is about html 5 web workers and I should agree that it’s quite exciting to use web workers! In this post I am [...]