Back when he had a job, Peter used to hire developers. When he did, there were three questions he got from Scott Hanselman's blog, way back at the beginning of the .NET Framework that he's still asking today.
As you work with other developers (and seek advice from experts) you need to make sure you're discussing what matters rather than arguing about terminology.
Create the best object for moving data from your Controller to your View.
One way to slow down your application is to make multiple trips to the database. Here's a way to cut those trips in half (at least) and it has to do with the EntityFramework.Extended library.
By adding one open source library to your application (and adding two methods to your LINQ statements) you can cut the time spent on database updates and deletes in half.
If you're looking for a lean, mean, cross-platform, desktop code editor then Visual Studio Code might be just your cup of tea. However, if you're used to the level of functionality you get with Visual Studio, it's important to set your expectations appropriately.
Here's a tip about how to exploit Entity Framework's change tracking mechanism to -- possibly -- eliminate a trip to the database when you update an item. But, without some additional code, you probably can't use it.
There are so many ways to integrate an SSRS report into your page that the biggest problem you'll face is deciding which one to use. Peter runs through all the solutions he can think of, including those cases where you want to download the report as a file.
Here are three rules for defining ASP.NET MVC routes that you can actually understand.
You know how to run business-readable tests. Let's continue with a few more hooks.
- By Jason Roberts
If you adopt the Interface Segregation principle, then you can eliminate (or, at least, control) one of the most annoying problems in creating very useful objects. But following that principle through to its conclusion also inverts the traditional hierarchy of the development team.
You can write some complicated code to ensure that you don't create any object until you absolutely need it. Or you can use the Lazy object...at least some of the time.
If you're looking for an easy way to save the user's current state, the simplest solution is use the Serialize and Deserialize method.
SpecFlow offers a number of binding styles for bridging business-readable tests with test-automation code.
- By Jason Roberts
Here's another way to make applications more scalable and more responsive to the user: store some application data on the user's computer.