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  • js/dom templating from generics?

    i was just thinking how tedious it is to manually write out your templating js and dom for rich viewmodels. anyone know of t4 templates or other kind of scaffolding that you can use in the client after building up your complex viewmodel? i guess it'd be dependent on your templating library... my 1st thought was to extend object or List and use reflection/recursion to figure out which levels should be iterated over? just seems like someone may have already done this for the more popular templating libs / data-binding frameworks.

  • Microsoft open sources Roslyn compiler suite

    interesting... can anyone explain what they think the short term and long term practical outcomes of this move will be?

  • Understandi​ng the XBox One

    building apps for the living room against kinekt is definitely an exciting prospect. i bet there are entire classes of applications that haven't been thought of yet.

  • background thread in MVC

    hehe, not recommended... but i've even seen some projects get away with deploying the same solution twice, with a config bit that told the application start global handler whether or not this app would act as a 'service' node. isolate it into its own app pool and disable the web pipeline stuff and you have a poor man's node farm. makes development easier i'd imagine.

  • background thread in MVC

    it's generally considered bad practice to share your asp.net web request threads with 'worker' background threads. with that said, i've had success doing what you described for small apps that required flattening of complex viewmodels/expensive reporting stuff that i know won't ever get close to the max thread count (which is ridiculously low number by default... i think 50 or so?). i'd go with a dedicated windows service for anything big.

  • the expert :)

    yes, it's very well done. they hit upon so many subtle things...

    "what do i have to do with inflating red balloons?"

    "they're red"

    i about lost it at that line! :D

  • the expert :)

  • Are emoticons racist?

    @GoddersUK: oh, i know nothing was implied by your title. i just find it funny, especially after reading some of those comments, at how reactive the 'default' racial identity of the internet can be when a company makes a small gesture to be more inclusive, usually in the form of edgy jokes. i'm sure the original designers of those emoticons didn't plan on making any kind of statement, they just went with the 'default'.

  • Are emoticons racist?

    , wkempf wrote

    Seeking greater racial diversity != Apple thinks emoticons are racist.


    true. this is a non-story.

  • Is Microsoft Halting Development on WCF Data Services

    that's unfortunate if true. imo, wcf data services is very flexible and easier to bolt onto legacy asp.net than webapi.