Using the Kinetic Framework with a Non-Table-Based Entity

posted on 01/23/09 at 12:28:34 am by Joel Ross

While I no longer work at RCM Technologies, I still watch the discussion forums for the Kinetic Framework. Recently, a question popped up, and since it’s gone unanswered for a few days, I figured I’d chime in. Essentially, the person is wonde… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Managing Static Files & Browser Caching

posted on 01/14/09 at 12:26:48 am by Joel Ross

As a web developer, if you have a static file, and it gets updated, how do you ensure that it gets downloaded by your users, instead of using the previously cached version? That's the problem I was faced with the other day. I had a JavaScript file tha… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Per Request Activation With Ninject

posted on 10/14/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

As I've started to look into NHibernate and how to manage the NHibernate session, I quickly came across the "session per request" model as the recommended (or at least most popular) approach. I initially started out with a context-based storage and event… more »

Categories: Development, C#


An Unexpected Benefit of Using an IoC Container

posted on 10/13/08 at 12:57:22 am by Joel Ross

In the past few weeks, I've basically come full circle on the usage of dependency injection frameworks and Inversion of Control containers. Back in March, I was questioning whether one was necessary, since I hadn't seen a need to do anything so complex t… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Query Objects and the Specification Pattern

posted on 10/07/08 at 10:55:44 pm by Joel Ross

The other night, I had an eye opening moment when I finally understood how I could use query objects to allow me to use a generic repository, yet still be able to have re-usable queries. But one thing I didn't quite get was how this related to the Specif… more »

Categories: Development, C#


The Repository Pattern – I’m Sold!

posted on 10/05/08 at 08:59:10 pm by Joel Ross

Lately, I've been playing with NHibernate and the Repository pattern - and struggling with it a bit. I understand the concept, but it's the implementation that's been bothering me. I was questioning whether to use one repository, or to have many - essent… more »

Categories: Development, Software, C#


Getting Rid Of Config Files with Fluent NHibernate

posted on 09/03/08 at 07:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

When I first looked at NHibernate, the biggest issue I had with it was the configuration files - they looked long, confusing and error-prone. Well, as evidenced by a previous post, I got over that, and did it anyway. But just because I figured it out d… more »

Categories: Development, Software, C#


Playing With NHibernate

posted on 08/27/08 at 11:52:42 pm by Joel Ross

Over the past week or so, I've been dabbling with NHibernate. As may be apparent from reading my latest posts over the past few weeks, I've been digging into automated testing more and more, and as I've looked at how I can make the Kinetic Framework more… more »

Categories: Development, Software, C#


How Many Levels of Abstraction Do You Care About?

posted on 08/24/08 at 11:16:01 pm by Joel Ross

There's been a lot of discussion on twitter recently about Drag-N-Drop (DND) software development, and whether or not that's good for the industry as a whole. Personally, I think it clouds the whole process by making it appear too simple, when in reality… more »

Categories: Development, C#


Querying in the Kinetic Framework

posted on 08/14/08 at 08:00:00 pm by Joel Ross

I was chatting with a few people in IRC the other day about different development approaches, and I brought up the Kinetic Framework. Someone took a look at source of the samples and didn't care for the SQL included in the class files. Personally, I d… more »

Categories: C#, RCM Technologies


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