Google Chrome Extension Clear Cache, My Pick!

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I’ve been listening to the podcast recently Adventures in Angular and in particular the “Podcaster Picks” at the end of each podcast.  At first I thought this was pretty silly but have been surprised that many of the picks I did not know about and have been quite useful.  So, in the Holiday spirit of giving, here is my pick for the day. Clear Cache from Benjamoin Bojko Motivation For Needing this I’ve been doing a lot of JavaScript programming for the past couple years and Chrome Dev Tools is my debugger of choice.  It’s amazing easy to clear cache which is something I do quite often.  To be clear, all I have to do is:  1) Tools Pull down then 2) select “clear cache” and finally 3) select the URL in the browser … Continue Reading

How to Format HTML with Windows Live Writer

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Ever since Microsoft released Windows Live Writer, posting articles to this blog (and others) has been really easy.  Even though this blog is powered by WordPress, Microsoft’s Live Writer let’s me author my blog posts, include pictures, format code and do all kinds of other tricks really easily.  One of the side benefits of using Live Writer is it gives you a very easy way to format HTML code. So, turns out, that when you are writing a post with Live Writer, at the bottom of the page there are three tabs, Edit, Preview and Source.     When you switch to source, you will see the raw html.  You can also modify the source there which is our trick for formatting the HTML. So, here are the steps:   1.  … Continue Reading

LINQPad is Totally Awesome at Testing and Writing LINQ Queries

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http://www.linqpad.net/ - Use with Microsoft .Net for building Query type expressions with LINQ I'm not a wizard at writing LINQ expressions so I often find myself in Google looking for something similar to what I want, then I put it into my application and run it. This has worked pretty well, but it takes a couple iterations to get it right. It occured to me that someone probably has written a LINQ interpreter so I just guessed the name, LINQPad, typed it into search, and I find the authors of the book C# 3.0 in a nutshell, Joseph Albahari and Ben Albahari, (which I like a lot) have written it. … Continue Reading

ToLambda Refactor From ReSharper is Just Too Cool!

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Can hardly contain my excitement.  I was just cleaning up a business object to post in my MVC article and of course was using JetBrain's Resharper 4.1.  Not sure if any of you remember, but when I started learning ASP.NET I developed some nice business objects to use with my MSDN articles.  One of the nice tricks used is using anonymous delegates to sort lists.  The code was a little tricky, but id did the job.  Here is the old code:   [DataObjectMethod(DataObjectMethodType.Select, true)] public List<BusinessObjectItem> GetMembers() { listBusinessObject.Sort( new Comparison<BusinessObjectItem>( delegate(BusinessObjectItem lhs, … Continue Reading

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