Author Archives: Derik Whittaker

Solving Json discrepancies using a JsonConverter

During my day job I am a client developer who is beholden to various back end API’s. Normally these API’s are well thought out and pretty easy to use, and normally their resulting json model make sense. But as we … Continue reading 

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Using Grunt-TSD w/ Node

If you are a fan of Typescript I assume you are well aware of the amazing type definition repository over at definitelytyped.org. This repository is great because it provides a definitive source for type definitions for pretty much every major … Continue reading 

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Using InvokeCommandAction in Winodws 8.1 Universal Applications

This is just a PSA posting. If you are making the jump from Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 XAML development and are used to use the EventToCommand helper which comes along w/ the MVVM Light framework, things have changed … Continue reading 

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Restsharp, MultiPartFormDataContent File Name — 400 error

Ok, I really hate and enjoy spending 6 hours hunting down an issue. I hate it because the bug is super stupid and I have no idea why it would be this way. I enjoy it because this is what … Continue reading 

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xClassNotDerivedFromElement – Another Non-Informative XAML Parse Error

Recently I created a post on how I hated XAML parse exceptions because they are non-informative and almost never provide any context to help solve the issue at hand. Today I found a new error message which takes the cake. … Continue reading 

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