Monthly Archives: July 2010

Thoughts on Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web

I’ve spent the past three months building a mobile banking platform.  This is essentially online banking but specifically targeted at mobile phones, well ‘smart phones’. What’s different about mobile?  For a software developer, not much – it’s just another platform … Continue reading

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Abstracting your container?

I saw a few tweets and I was reminded of a conversation we had on a project a while ago.  The discussion was around abstracting our IoC container. First thing to consider is, how do you use your container?  Ignoring … Continue reading

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Locking across servers – table locks with Entity Framework

There’s a situation in our application where we only want to insert some data once into a table.  Continuing on with my currency example from caching (this isn’t the problem I faced but it’s much easier to talk about currencies)…   … Continue reading

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Caching with Entity Framework

As I said before in my post about the repository pattern, entity framework doesn’t come with any caching.  I’m pretty sure this will be added at some point, and I look forward to not worrying about it myself…  After all, … Continue reading

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Repository Pattern in Entity Framework 4.0

This is a bit of a ‘me too’ post…  Reason for posting this is it continues the story of building an application.  Also, I will be posting up how I extended the caching aspect to support caching for entity framework … Continue reading

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Caching Aspect

Following on from logging, the other aspect we’re using is caching.  Goal is similar, make it really easy to cache but not litter the code with lots of calls to caches (or worse, random static dictionaries hidden in classes).  The … Continue reading

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Logging Aspect

In a previous post I talked about my approach to Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) in Castle Windsor.  In this one I’m going to chat a bit about how I used this for logging. My goal is simple:  I want to … Continue reading

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