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qunit and my nancy project.

I’ve been doing some webdevelopment lately (something I don’t do all that often) and found the need to test my javascript code. I find the need to test most of my code. I came to the conclusion that qunit was the first to show up in a Google search so it must be really good. […]

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Nancy and localization: The better cookie approach

Introduction In my previous post I showed you how to keep the culture in a cookie and read from it and set the Context.Culture in each request. So after I wrote that the very handsome Jonathan Channon told me not to because Nancy has this already built in. The code Simple. First you remove the […]

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Nancy and localization: The cookie approach

Introduction So in my previous post I showed you how localization worked in Nancy and I showed you I set the Context.Culture to tell Nancy which culture to use. I might be doing this all wrong but that worked for me. But setting the context on each request will get boring if you have a […]

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Nancy and localization: how I think it works

Introduction In Belgium localization of your website is very important. So I set out to test how well it worked for my use case. I need a website in Dutch, French and English. For most of my website dev I use Nancy with razor viewengine and the asp.net hosting. As you can see the wiki […]

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Solving a slow running query issue with UNION

That’s right! I will solve a performance issue by adding a UNION into the query. Interested? Read on! I recently encountered a curious issue with a query. The query itself wasn’t exactly rocket science: it read data from a few tables and calculated the start and the end dates of a contract in the SELECT […]

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DataMetrics – New Success in the Making

Six months ago, I started something in the USA, with much support, that could literally be considered starting from ground zero. Through the reputation and standing I’ve created in the world of SQL Server and Data, I was able to form a business that, in under that six months, was successful to anyone that is […]

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SQL Cruise Caribbean 2015: More Than A Cruise With Classes. Much More.

I had the opportunity to attend (and be a technical lead for!) SQL Cruise Caribbean 2015 in February 2015. This was my second SQL Cruise – my first was as an attendee on SQL Cruise Alaska 2012. I loved the first event, so my expectations were fairly high – and they were completely exceeded. The mantra for SQL Cruise […]

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Bundling with the RequireJS Optimizer

When we build sites using an AMD library like RequireJS, we will have a long list of files that need to be downloaded when someone uses the site. More files means more trips to the server and more download time. Minifying files and using gzip can speed up the download times, but neither affects the […]

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February 2015 PASSMN Meeting

This month’s PASSMN User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17th at 4PM at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Edina. This meeting is being sponsored by our friends at Pragmatic Works. A huge thanks to PW for their generous sponsorship! PASSMN is excited to open the monthly meeting with a short talk […]

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T-SQL Tuesday #63: How do you manage security

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Kenneth Fisher (blog | twitter) and its subject is about security. Security is one of those subjects that most DBAs have to deal with regardless of specialty. So as something we all have to work with at some point or another what are some tips you’d like to […]

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