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Best "Everything Else" Article of October 2015

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Current Entries

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4 Jan 2016
Anton Angelov
Explore the usage of Specification-based Test Design Techniques to enhance your unit tests. Practical examples how to use boundary values and partitions.
4 Oct 2015
Anton Angelov
A detailed overview with examples how to utilize the Decorator Design Pattern in automated tests to create an extendable and decoupled Validators.
19 Oct 2015
Val Okafor
Tutorial on how to remember the drag and drop position of your RecyclerView list items in Android
29 Oct 2015
Steve Naidamast
Lifecycle Models – In General In the current vernacular we no longer speak about development life-cycles but instead about “Agile” and its variants.
9 Oct 2015
Christian_Heilmann
Full Stack Overflow developers work almost entirely by copying and pasting code from Stack Overflow instead of understanding what they are doing. Learn the impact the practice has on core development skills.
11 Oct 2015
Anton Angelov
Explains in details how to use the Facade Design Pattern in automation tests so that its class to follow the dependency inversion principle.
24 Oct 2015
Steve Naidamast
Overview of The Solutions Available… For those software professionals creating desktop applications for distribution and\or sale there situations where there is a requirement to present edited text to the user or allow the user of an application to enter text as they would source-code in one of
29 Oct 2015
EngineerSpock
Mark Seemann has written a nice post  “Service Locator violates encapsulation”. The name of the post speaks for itself that it’s about a pattern (anti-pattern) named Service Locator.
3 Oct 2015
Vidyasagar Machupalli
Exploring and Coding are part of every developer’s life. While exploring you may come across many technologies, tools , libraries etc. Each technology has its…The post Importing MFP Cordova project into Visual Studio 2015 appeared first on Vidyasagar MSC.
27 Jan 2018
Anton Angelov
Through the help of interfaces, extension methods and partial classes, 3 page objects variations are presented that lead to more maintainable code.
26 Oct 2015
Reader Man San
Introduction Data transfer object (DTO) are used to pass data from layer to another instead of using the domain objects, which has very good implications if the layers are separated by wire as in server and client scenario. The problem … Continue reading →
2 Oct 2015
Eric Anderson IO
Arch Linux OverviewArch Linux is by far my favorite Linux distribution to date. It is a simple, lightweight distribution that is also a rolling release system.
3 Oct 2015
piyush_singh
Very recently, I got a chance to get my hands on the trials of both, ExtJs 6 and Kendo UI. Before this, I had some working experience on ExtJs 3.4 (free version). So the basic model was somewhat clear to me.
9 Oct 2015
Volkan Paksoy
Mail Automation with AWS Lambda and SNS
17 Oct 2015
Anuraj Parameswaran
dnx-watch - A no-compile Developer Experience
20 Oct 2015
Daniel Miller
In 1999, a task force was created by IEEE and ACM to author a code of ethics for our profession; it stands the test of time as an excellent statement of the ideals that we (as developers) strive to uphold. I have posted the summary version here for the benefit of anyone who has not yet read it.
8 Oct 2015
Arkadeep De
DataTable.Copy() Vs. DataTable.Clone() in C#
27 Oct 2015
CodeProject, Ted Neward
Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Ted Neward, a speaker, author, training, and general authority on .NET and Java technologies
29 Oct 2015
Camilo Reyes
SOLID principles in ASP.NET MVC
27 Oct 2015
Kevin Mack
Lately I've been having a lot of ALM conversations, based around process and how to be a better developer. And one of the things I hear a lot is belly-aching. Which honestly isn't that surprising. As developers I believe it is engrained in our DNA to want to solve problems.
19 Oct 2015
Simon Jackson
Updating Old FBX Files for the Modern Era
22 Oct 2015
Vladimir Skipic
In this post, I will explain in a step by step manner how to setup Nop Commerce.
24 Oct 2015
Steve Naidamast
Trying to Avoid It… Among other things… Since the advent of “Extreme Programming (XP)” in the early 2000s, software professionals have been attempting to find new ways to develop quality applications under increasingly tighter deadlines, smaller budgets, both with declining resources.
19 Oct 2015
Volkan Paksoy
Design Patterns: Abstract Factory
19 Oct 2015
dibley1973
Should you develop to the lowest skill level in your team?
28 Oct 2015
Rion Williams
Making the leap to ASP.NET MVC 6 Beta 8
14 Oct 2015
Vladimir Khorikov
YAGNI Revisited
17 Oct 2015
Sacha Barber
Scala properties/classes
13 Oct 2015
Daniel Miller
Estimating too low on a software development project can destroy your budget and ruin your project schedule. Here's the reason why.
26 Oct 2015
Vladimir Skipic
Welcome to 3. Post in our series of creating from scratch Widget demo project In popular Nopcommerce platform First, we should convert our existing class library project into Widget Nopcommerce project.
8 Oct 2015
Arkadeep De
Difference between encapsulation and abstraction in OOPs
19 Oct 2015
M.Hussain.
Dynamically creating and showing Bootstrap Modal
22 Oct 2015
Vladimir Skipic
CodeProject Welcome to second post in series of posts: Developing NopCommerce plugin. Till now we already have project ready for working in NopCommerce solution. In prevoius post link we started with creating and preparing project for working in NopCommerce platform.
22 Oct 2015
Sibeesh Passion
How to find out the browser name and browser version by using jQuery
3 Oct 2015
Anuraj Parameswaran
Generic Repository in ASPNET5
16 Oct 2015
Volkan Paksoy
Design Patterns: Factory Method
13 Dec 2015
mrcellux
Null is optional
16 Oct 2015
Arkadeep De
Access modifiers in C#.NET with examples
12 Oct 2015
Sibeesh Passion
In this post we will see what is jQuery no-conflict and what is the importance of jQuery no-conflict. We will also learn how can we use different versions of JQuery in the same page according to your need.
1 Oct 2015
Gerd Wagner
If you want to become a great app developer, it's not sufficient that you master your favorite programming technologies. It's essential that you understand all basic concepts and techniques, not just in programming, but also in information management.
2 Oct 2015
Hamid Mosalla
MVC 6 Attribute Routing New Features and Differences with MVC 5
16 Oct 2015
Steve Naidamast
Using the Xceed “Busy Indicator” control
18 Oct 2015
Rob Kraft
Use constants for values that don't change
12 Nov 2015
Ehsan Sajjad
Misconceptions regarding pass by value and pass by reference in C#
12 Oct 2015
DotNetForAll
Understanding events in C# with an example
2 Oct 2015
Eric Anderson IO
A variadic function is a function where the total number of parameters are unknown and can be adjusted at the time the method is called.The C programming language, along with many others, have an interesting little feature called an ellipsis argument.
9 Oct 2015
Steve Naidamast
Best Embedded RDBMS Databases for .NET Developers
1 Oct 2015
Paul S. Chapman
Originally posted on: http://bobhardister.com/archive/2009/01/07/getting-wcf-to-work-with-azure.aspxSilverlight makes creating compelling Rich Internet Applications fairly easy.
1 Oct 2015
Eric Anderson IO
We have finally arrived at the part that you've all been waiting for, installing and interacting with the XFCE desktop environment.XFCE SetupCodeProjectLogged in as your user account issue the following command:sudo pacman -S xfce4 xfce4-goodies gamin firefoxThen press enter, enter, Y to instal
1 Oct 2015
Eric Anderson IO
In this post we're going to be tying up some loose ends.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Anton Angelov
CEO Automate The Planet
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Anton Angelov is an IT Consultant and Quality Assurance Architect at Innovative Lab. He is passionate about automation testing and designing test harness and tools, having the best industry development practices in mind. In addition, he is an active blogger and the founder of Automate The Planet. He strives to make the site one of the leading authorities in Automation Testing by presenting compelling articles, inspiring ardent discussions amongst the community. He is also one of the most-rated-answer authors of questions about Test Automation Frameworks (WebDriver) on Stack Overflow.
Anuraj Parameswaran
Technical Lead
India India
Working as Tech. Lead

My blog : dotnetthoughts.net.
You can follow me in twitter : @anuraj
Arkadeep De
Software Developer PwC
India India
I am a Software developer having an experience of 5 years in application development. To get me you can mail me at arkadeepde@gmail.com or you can visit my blog at ASP With Arka
Camilo Reyes
Engineer
United States United States
Husband, father, and software engineer living in Houston Texas. Passionate about JavaScript, C#, and webbing all the things.
Chris Heilmann is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and literally wrote the handbook on developer evangelism. He spends a lot of time speaking at conferences, blogging and helping people understand and make others understand technology better. You can follow him on Twitter as @codepo8 and read his blog at christianheilmann.com.
CodeProject
Software Developer The Code Project
United States United States
No Biography provided
Group type: Organisation

5 members

Daniel Miller
Software Developer
Canada Canada
I have been doing software system development and operations for many more years than I care to count, working as an independent consultant for organizations that range from small non-profit associations in my local community to global Fortune 500 enterprises.

Most of my work is focused on the design, implementation, and operation of web-based business software. My research interests include application architecture, data modeling, and custom solutions for large-scale data management, conversion, and integration.
dibley1973
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Duane has worked in a commercial software development environment for 9 years, with all but three for a global fashion retailer.

He is proficient in ASP.Net, MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL Server TSQL.
DotNetForAll
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have 8 years of experience of mostly developing the .NET windows as well as web applications. Passionate about learning and sharing.

Visit my personal blog to know more about the .NET technology and increase your knowledge about C# and .NET. You can always follow me on twitter @dotnetforall.
Ehsan Sajjad
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
Ehsan Sajjad is a Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified C# Specialist and he is also among the top users on StackOverflow from Pakistan with 50k+ reputation at time of writing this and counting.

He is a passionate software developer with around 5 years of professional experience in Microsoft Technologies both web and desktop applications and always open to learn new things and platforms especially in mobile application development and game development.

Some Achievements :

  • 5th Top Contributor from Pakistan on Stackoverflow.com
  • Top User in ASP.NET MVC from Pakistan on Stackoverflow.com
  • 21st June 2017 - Article of the Day - ASP.NET Community (Beginners Guide on AJAX CRUD Operations in Grid using JQuery DataTables in ASP.NET MVC 5)
  • 19th April 2017 - Article of the Day - ASP.NET Community (ASP.NET MVC Async File Uploading using JQuery)
  • March 2017 - Visual C# Technical Guru Silver Medal on Microsoft Tech Net Wiki Article Competition
  • 20 January 2017 - Article of the Day - ASP.NET Community (Async File Uploading in ASP.NET MVC)
  • 22nd September 2016 - Article of the Day - ASP.NET Community (GridView with Server Side Filtering, Sorting and Paging in ASP.NET MVC 5)
  • 22nd August 2016 - Article of the Day - ASP.NET Community (Beginners Guide for Creating GridView in ASP.NET MVC 5)
  • December 2015 - C-SharpCorner Monthly Winner
EngineerSpock
Software Developer
Russian Federation Russian Federation
You can bear with me via any social network you see in my profile. Also, you can just write me an e-mail to engineerspock@outlook.com.

I've been working with .NET platform since 2003. I've been professionally architecting and implementing software for nearly 7 years, primarily based on .NET platform. I'm passionate about building rich and powerful applications using modern technologies. I'm a certified specialist in Windows Applications and Service Communication Applications by Microsoft.
Eric Anderson IO
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
If you liked my post visit my website at http://ericanderson.io

I'm a software engineer, gamer and musician who loves all things .NET.
When I'm not spending time with my family I love learning new things about programming, talking about tech and teaching people how to code.

Currently I'm working with C#, ASP.NET, Angular.js and Node.js.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach our to me!

Need a developer to help turn your vision into reality?

I'm available for freelance work!
Send all inquiries to: freelance@ericanderson.io
Gerd Wagner
Instructor / Trainer
Germany Germany
Researcher, developer, instructor and cat lover.

Co-Founder of web-engineering.info and the educational simulation website sim4edu.com.
Hamid Mosalla
Software Developer
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Programming is my passion, because I find it so intellectually rewarding. I currently work as a back-end web developer, using Microsoft technology stack, I also blog about my experiences and contribute to open source projects on my free time.
Kevin Mack
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
My name is Kevin Mack, I'm a software developer in the Harrisburg Area. I have been a software developer since 2005, and in that time have worked on a large variety of projects. Everything from small applications, to mobile and Enterprise solutions. I love technology and enjoy my work and am always looking to learn something new. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, and learning new ways to leverage technology to make people's lives better. If you ask me what I do, I'll probably tell you I can paid to solve problems all-day-every-day.

Check out my blog at https://kmack.azurewebsites.net/ and https://totalalm.azurewebsites.net/
M.Hussain.
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
My name is Muhammad Hussain. I'm a Software Engineer.
blog
mrcellux
Norway Norway
No Biography provided
Paul S. Chapman
Software Developer (Senior) Simplicita Online
United Kingdom United Kingdom
UK based IT Consultant. Started in 1985 selling home computers such as the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, BBC Model B and Commodore 64, and in 1987 moved into development, starting first with Torch Computers, developing software for the XXX UNIX Workstation.

Currently developing a new Azure/Silverlight based website/desktop applications for a new startup, hoping to launch in late 2009/early 2010
piyush_singh
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Reader Man San
Software Developer (Senior) Dev
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Hussain Naji Al-Safafeer

Work: Software Developer (Assistant manager)
Like: Programming, reading.
Technical site: https://readerman1.wordpress.com
Rion Williams
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
An experienced Software Developer and Graphic Designer with an extensive knowledge of object-oriented programming, software architecture, design methodologies and database design principles. Specializing in Microsoft Technologies and focused on leveraging a strong technical background and a creative skill-set to create meaningful and successful applications.

Well versed in all aspects of the software development life-cycle and passionate about embracing emerging development technologies and standards, building intuitive interfaces and providing clean, maintainable solutions for even the most complex of problems.
Rob Kraft
Web Developer Kraft Software Solutions, Inc.
United States United States
Rob Kraft is an independent software developer for Kraft Software Solutions, Inc. He has been a software developer since the mid 80s and has a Master's Degree in Project Management. Rob lives near Kansas City, Missouri.
Sacha Barber
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.

Award(s)

I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

  • Microsoft C# MVP 2016
  • Codeproject MVP 2016
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2015
  • Codeproject MVP 2015
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2014
  • Codeproject MVP 2014
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2013
  • Codeproject MVP 2013
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2012
  • Codeproject MVP 2012
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2011
  • Codeproject MVP 2011
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2010
  • Codeproject MVP 2010
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2009
  • Codeproject MVP 2009
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2008
  • Codeproject MVP 2008
  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog
Sibeesh Passion
Software Developer
Germany Germany
I am Sibeesh Venu, an engineer by profession and writer by passion. I’m neither an expert nor a guru. I have been awarded Microsoft MVP 3 times, C# Corner MVP 5 times, DZone MVB. I always love to learn new technologies, and I strongly believe that the one who stops learning is old.

My Blog: Sibeesh Passion
My Website: Sibeesh Venu
Simon Jackson
Architect ZenithMoon Studios
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Long time game developer / IT maniac.
By day working as a lowly Technical Architect for a healthcare software firm, by night Masquerading as the Master Chief of ZenithMoon Studios.

At heart I'm a community developer breaking down lots of fun and curious technologies and bringing them to the masses.

I'm also a contributor to several open source projects, most notably the AdRotator advertising rotator project for Windows and Windows Phone.

After a hefty break with Windows Phone and Windows 8 I'm heading back to my XNA roots to show how beginners and current XNA devs can take their skills forward with XNA's bleak future.

ID&Xbox MVP & Best selling author
[Mastering Unity 2D Game Development] (https://www.packtpub.com/game-development/mastering-unity-2d-game-development)
[Unity 3D UI Essentials] (https://www.packtpub.com/game-development/unity-3d-gui-essentials)
Steve Naidamast
Software Developer (Senior) Black Falcon Software, Inc.
United States United States
No Biography provided
Val Okafor
Software Developer (Senior) ValOkafor.com
United States United States
My name is Val Okafor, I am a Senior Software Engineer with specialization in Android Development. Learning and problem solving is my passion and I share my Android development knowledge through my blog ValOkafor.com.

My Android courses are the courses I wish I had when I started. I teach Android development in the context of a fully developed Android app. I believe that new Android concepts are better understood if they are presented in the context of creating an app from scratch to finish.

I focus on creating Productivity Android apps and besides Android development I have 7 years’ experience as System Administrator supporting Enterprise applications and 2 years’ experience as a Web Developer building websites using PHP and ASP.Net.

I have worked for corporations such as The Home Depot, American Council on Exercise, Legend3D and HD Supply, Inc. I have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from National University San Diego, California and a master's degree in Software Engineering from Regis University Denver, Colorado.

I enjoy sharing my extensive work experience through my blog, social media.
Vidyasagar Machupalli
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Developer | Blogger | Mentor | Gamer | Microsoft MVP
Coder by profession | Gamer By Heart
Technical Blog : http://vidyasagarmsc.com
About me: http://about.me/mscvidyasagar
Vladimir Khorikov
United States United States
.NET software developer, software architect, DDD evangelist
Vladimir Skipic
Software Developer (Senior)
Serbia Serbia
No Biography provided
Volkan Paksoy
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
 
First Prize mrcellux -  Null is Optional
Prize pool CodeProject T-Shirt - CodeProject
 
Second Prize  -  SCALA Properties / classes
Prize pool Bob Sticker - CodeProject

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  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
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  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
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