I am leaving Microsoft

The blog has been a blast, and though I may be terrible at responding to all your comments, believe me I will miss interacting with users on this platform. You no doubt have countless questions 😉 FAQ: Where are you going? I’ll be heading over to work for Citrix (doing software development of course) Where…

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Micro Blog Post – Open Door / Closed Door Problem and TypeScript Solution

  The open door / closed door problem was just something I was messing with after an interview question about it. Wanting to verify that my original solution was actually correct (it was)   You can check it out here on typescript playground (which is a sweet playground): http://www.typescriptlang.org/Playground/#src=%0Aclass%20Door%20%0A%7B%0A%20%20%20%20status%3A%20boolean%3B%09%0A%7D%0A%0Avar%20doors%20%3D%20new%20Array()%3B%0A%0Afor%20(var%20i%3D0%3B%20i%3C100%3B%20i%2B%2B)%0A%7B%0A%09var%20newDoor%20%3D%20new%20Door()%3B%0A%09newDoor.status%20%3D%20false%3B%0A%09doors.push(newDoor)%3B%09%0A%7D%0A%0Afor%20(var%20x%3D0%3B%20x%20%3C%20doors.length%3B%20x%2B%2B)%0A%7B%0A%09for%20(var%20y%3Dx%3B%20y%20%3C%20doors.length%3B%20y%20%3D%20y%20%2B%20x%20%2B%201)%0A%09%7B%0A%09%09if%20(doors%5By%5D.status%20%3D%3D%20false)%0A%09%09%7B%0A%09%09%09doors%5By%5D.status%20%3D%20true%3B%0A%09%09%7D%20%09%0A%09%09else%0A%09%09%7B%0A%09%09%09doors%5By%5D.status%20%3D%20false%3B%09%0A%09%09%7D%0A%09%7D%09%0A%7D%0A%0Afor%20(var%20z%20%3D%200%3B%20z%20%3C%20doors.length%3B%20z%2B%2B)%0A%7B%0A%09var%20listthing%20%3D%20document.createElement(‘li’)%3B%0A%09listthing.textContent%20%3D%20doors%5Bz%5D.status%3B%0A%09document.body.appendChild(listthing)%3B%0A%7D%0A%0A     Open Door / Closed…

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GitHub Language Correlation for Jan 1 2014 – Feb 1 2015

GitHub seems like a great place to view some statistics regarding development languages. I wanted to see what I could find out there in regards to GitHub data. There were a couple choices I had: use their open API (which allow for a limited set of use daily) or use Google’s Big Query engine which…

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TypeScript Generic Collection Implementation, it’s, you know, generic

 I had the need for a Generic Collection like data structure recently while messing around in TypeScript (while making this goofy implementation of the Medical School / Resident Matching Algorithm….with balls for some reason) You can check out the implementation in a nice typescript playground on typescript.org sandbox, or if you’d rather I have it below….

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3rd Party Controls Shout out – Syncfusion for LightSwitch

Visual Studio LightSwitch (Silverlight Client) Syncfusion Controls I’ve seen plenty of questions in that past about how to export data from a LightSwitch app into Word or Excel, or how to do some basic reporting over LightSwitch data. It’s worthwhile mentioning that Syncfusion has got some extensions that should prove useful for these kind of…

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Azure Resource Manager Tools for Visual Studio – Advanced Template Editing

Update 11/17/2014: This is RELEASED now! Go get the official released public bits from available in Azure SDK 2.5 (DOWNLOAD HERE) Update 09/23/2014: I “fixed” the “apiVersion” values in the below JSON so that they pointed to the recent versions. This will problem be a problem again in the future. One way to see what…

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Visual Studio Database Project + Web Project Into One Web Package. YES. FOR REAL.

Visual Studio SQL Database Projects are super cool projects that let you create and manage your SQL databases in Visual Studio. They produce a .dacpac file that you can deploy to a SQL Database using msdeploy or other tools. Visual Studio Web Projects are a great way to create a web site (duh). Recently I…

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Azure Development with VMs with Azure SDK 2.3 and Update 2 RC

A new era of developing and testing in the cloud is upon us! (Well I may be exaggerating a bit) For a while now Microsoft has been working on improving our Develop and Test experience of web apps for all of our Azure cloud developers out there. Things are about to get a lot better…

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What Version of Azure PowerShell am I running?

Unable to find a decent answer to this question on all of the internets I checked, I figured I’d better step up to the challenge and answer this simple question. So you’ve installed Azure PowerShell. Now you are asking yourself “WHAT VERSION OF AZURE POWERSHELL HAVE I INSTALLED?!” First, stop screaming. Find that Caps Lock…

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Getting LightSwitch Web App Memory Dumps and so much more using KUDU

There’s an nice little diagnostic tool that is available for all Windows Azure Web Sites that I came across called KUDU. KUDU is one of those neat little things that is developed here at Microsoft that I seem to just accidentally stumble into (like SignalR). So in this blog, I’m going to give a brief…

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