Using gulp with Visual Studio 2015

by DotNetNerd 22. September 2015 10:49

Lately I have been using gulp with the new Visual Studio 2015 integration, which I really like. With so much good tooling in place, I think it is the right step for Visual Studio to embrace it. The one thing that is cumbersome about the experience currently is the setup required to get up and running. So, hopefully I can save others from a bit of trial and error with these ourlined steps.


Looking forward to GOTO 2015

by DotNetNerd 27. August 2015 11:57

We are at that time of the year where GOTO Copenhagen is in sight, and I am once again on board as a blogger. This year will be a little different though, because I will also be speaking myself. My talk is titled "TypeScript - a look at SPA's with Angular 2", a topic that I've had the pleasure of speaking quite a bit about, so I look forward to doing it at GOTO.



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Live slowly, be happy and save battery!

by DotNetNerd 8. July 2015 07:22

Fair warning, this is not a tech post, but me doing some happy contenplating. Hopefully someone might get something from this, but if you are looking for my usual techy posts, this one is not one of them. So with that in place..

If there is one thing I have been thick headed about in my life, it is how much my "problems" are created entirely by myself. It took me almost 34 years to truly acknowledge this, but when I did it hit me like a ton of bricks - really nice, fluffy happy bricks. More...

The joy of functional concurrent programming

by DotNetNerd 25. June 2015 07:40

Pleanty of people have said that concurrency and functional programming are becomming essential to developing modern systems. Some have even gone so far as to say that if you don't adapt you will become a maintenance programmer in a few years. With the increasing need for concurrency to provide speed and handeling of huge amounts of data, I beleive it to be true. I do however beleive there will still be pleanty of smaller applications, so I am not predicting doomesday for anyone quite yet.


Initial thoughts on Angular 2

by dotnetnerd 31. May 2015 16:29

I was asked to do a talk about Single Page Applications and Angular 2 in a couple of weeks. At first I was a little sceptical, because Angular 2 is far from a finished product yet. After agreeing that the main points could be around SPA architecture, TypeScript and how you can build these kinds of applications without using a framework I said yes. So lately I have been working on the talk and the first part has been quite easy to do. Yesterday I got started on demoes, and dived into Angular 2 for real.


Build: Azure App Services has a growth spurt

by DotNetNerd 4. May 2015 05:22

At Build there was a number of huge announcements. It is amazing to see that Azure is keeping up the pace, and as a developer I am excited about the promise of services that will enable me to focus on implementing solutions rather than fiddeling with servers and infrastructure.


Build: Microservices on Azure

by DotNetNerd 1. May 2015 10:13

Besides App Services, Azure offers an alternative that is slightly to the left of the far right on the big IaaS to PaaS scale called Azure Service Fabric. Conceptually Service Fabric is based on containers, allowing you to fit many services into a single VM and it gives you more fine grained control than with App Services by providing a manifest describing how it should operate.



Build keynotes

by DotNetNerd 29. April 2015 18:31

Since I am watching Satya Nadellas the keynote and taking notes, I figured I might as well put them into a blogpost. So here it goes.


Is TypeScript taking hold?

by DotNetNerd 7. April 2015 13:08

Fantastic times! I just got back from a week off around easter, summer is almost here and I was awarded Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET/IIS for the first time. So all I that is missing is getting some blogging done.

At the moment I am really enjoying TypeScript, and I am feeling really good abouts future with the recent collaboration between the TypeScript and AnguarJS teams. I still argue that in most cases where you want your solution to live long, you should avoid the SPA frameworks. However I concede that they are popular, so it is a good step for TypeScript, which I think will help the adoption. I also think it will be good for Angular 2.0, to avoid introducing their own new language, and instead get the benefits of the good work done on TypeScript itself as well as tooling.


Pattern matching on its way to C#

by DotNetNerd 3. February 2015 16:47

csharp As the design notes for C# 7 reveals, Microsoft are thinking about introducing pattern matching into C# in version 7. I was really happy when I first heard this, because pattern matching is one of the things I often miss from F#, where I wrote about the joy of pattern matching way back in the beginning of 2008. It doesn't get much more nice and succinct than this.

match value with
| "a" -> printfn "The value was an a"
| "b" -> printfn "The value was a b"
| _ -> printfn "Unknown value"


Who am I?

My name is Christian Holm Diget, and I work as an independent consultant, in Denmark, where I write code, give advice on architecture and help with training. On the side I get to do a bit of speaking and help with miscellaneous community events.

Some of my primary focus areas are code quality, programming languages and using new technologies to provide value.

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