MikeScott8 Programming Thoughts

My musings, ponderings, and other posts on programming. And maybe gadgets and other nerd stuff.


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Quick Unit Testing Thought

Just a quick thought I had the other week while driving to work.

I was driving to work and thinking about a unit test I had been in process of writing the previous night and what assertions I had to add to it. And just from that realized I had written my service that was being tested with multiple database calls that could be reduced to one, and then some local filtering in the service.

So just the THINKING of my unit tests, led me to some reduction in the service to database calls.

That’s all just a quick random development thought I wanted to pass on.


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Desert Code Camp Presentation Oct 2014 Slides and Code

Last weekend I presented a session at Desert Code Camp named “Using BreweryDb.com API with Xamarin Forms” I am redoing it tonight for my user group.

Here are the Slides for the presentation, not that there was much in the slide deck but it’s here in case someone wants it 🙂

The code is posted to my GitHub :
https://github.com/mikescott8/DCC2014-02presentation/

The code at the end of the presentation is the second commit and that night I added the next step I was going to do but didnt have time to do and that’s the third commit. I hope to add the last item I wanted to do in the presentation with some Xamarin Forms Labs and Geolocation to the project and will add that to the repo as well when I do.


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Kendo UI Presentation at NWVDNUG

One of the things I do in the developer community is run a small .Net developer User Group in the Northwest Phoenix Valley. Our site is at http://nwvdnug.org

So our February meeting is this coming Wednesday, the 27th. This month we are celebrating our first anniversary of the group, and will also be hosting our first presenter from outside the Phoenix area.

Ben Hoelting will be coming and presenting “Building Web Applications Using Kendo UI and the MVVM Pattern”. It was requested a few months ago to have a presentation on Kendo UI and Telerik helped connect us to Ben and to being him down for the presentation.
For more information on the meeting time and location you can visit:
And PLEASE RSVP (to assist with ordering correct quantity of pizza and soda) at:
Thanks to TEKSystems, as they will be sponsoring the room for this event and will provide Pizza and drinks!
And thanks to Red Gate Software http://www.red-gate.com, I have a copy of their “ANTS Performance Profiler” to give away to one of the attendees.