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It is a mystery

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 4/9/2021

Lots of female programmers have suggested that they they don’t feel that the profession is very inclusive. Personally I’ve never had an issue as a woman, but I do run into this a lot:

VB.NET
Programming

Yikes!

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 4/9/2021

Every time I see a story involving planes and “software mistake” I get nervous:

Features I want for Azure DevOps

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 4/3/2021

I use Azure DevOps for my freelance software development work. It is (relatively) affordable, and combines issue tracking with source control management and continuous integration. Previous issue tracking systems I used did not have these other features, which meant trying to isolate the code that was changed for particular bugs or enhancements was difficult. I like that Azure DevOps provides an integrated solution, but frankly the issue tracking part of it is not that great. Here are some of the things I wish it would do:

Make up your mind, developers!

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/25/2021

As is typical, industry news is filled with contradictions.

Programming
Personal

SQL TRY_CONVERT–I need to use this more

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/16/2021

I ran into an issue in a SQL stored procedure where I was using ISDATE to test a string before stuffing it into a date column

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX–RequestQueueSize

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/12/2021

Today I ran into a strange problem with a complex form that in ASP.NET WebForms. My form is using Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, and has (among other things), two RadAsyncUpload controls and two RadListView controls. The form had previously worked successfully but after adding the second RadListView control we noticed that the first RadListView control wasn’t getting populated in some circumstances.

VB.NET
Programming

New C# Feature Records will be added to Mercury too!

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/6/2021

I don’t generally follow information about new language features in C#, since my goal is to never use it. But I learned about C# Records from watching this video on www.60second.dev, and was thinking that would be a cool feature for VB too. Good news – according to the documentation here, this is a planned feature for RemObjects Mercury as well. Excellent!

VB.NET
Mercury
Programming

New Chromium extension to translate C# examples to Mercury

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/4/2021

Theo has come up with a fantastic new add-on for Chromium that translates the C# examples on docs.microsoft.com to Swift, Oxygene or Mercury. Cool!

Mercury
Programming

What matters more than the approach or tools? The people

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/1/2021

This post caught my eye this today, and it reminds me a lot of what I’ve been saying for quite some time. Everyone likes to focus on the tools or the development methodology (agile, waterfall, etc.) But the truth is that you can have successful waterfall projects, and successful agile projects. Yes, the approach can have an impact, but what’s even more important is the people. Do they communicate and work well together? Are they working towards the same goal, and is that aligned with the project stakeholder?

Automatic Web Forms to ASP.NET Core Conversion–is that practical?

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 2/26/2021

Part of me wants to believe that this product can really deliver a solution to migrate my Web Forms applications to ASP.NET Core. Certainly those of us with legacy Web Forms applications would like to see a successful tool that moves these applications forward without a complete rewrite.

On the other hand, since Microsoft isn’t supporting VB.NET on ASP.NET Core, in my case any migration tool would also switch it to C#, which isn’t my preferred way forward. Also, they seem to price based on the size of the project, and don’t provide clear pricing information on their site for any of their migration tools, suggesting to me that it might be cost prohibitive in many cases.