Author Archives: Derik Whittaker

Using Grunt/Karma/Jasmine-Ajax inside your Jasmine Tests

My current client is trying to add JavaScript specs to its code base and we have decided to implement a Grunt/Karma/Jasmine solution. Like many (if not most) JavaScript code bases our code will make remote calls via jQuery to the … Continue reading 

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C# 6 Features – Private Auto Properties

C# 6 is on the horizon with a slew of new features being introduced. One of them that I find pretty cool is the ability to have Auto Properties with an inferred private setter. It is very typical in my … Continue reading 

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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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