Browsing archives for April, 2012

TIL: Close button on the RavenDB console simulates a crash

RavenDB 30 April 2012 | 0 Comments

TIL (Today I learnt) pressing the close button on the RavenDB console simulates a crash/unclean shutdown of RavenDB. This is quite interesting as you test what happens when this scenario occurs. If you keep pressing the close button on your console, you might end up with the following scary looking purple warning messages: (Unclean shutdown […]

My 10 tips and tricks with RavenDB

RavenDB 27 April 2012 | 1 Comment

So, as part of my build up to my presentation at Skills Matter Progressive NoSQL Tutorials in London on the 9th to 11th May, I’m breaking down my presentation into a series of blog posts, also thinking this might have give me even more ideas! (Shameless plug over) 1. Don’t use the Repository pattern This […]

Simple email testing with SMTP SpecifiedPickupDirectory

ASP.NET MVC,Testing 16 April 2012 | 0 Comments

I often found myself messing around with test email accounts and manually checking these accounts and worrying about sending an actual customer an email. A super simple way to develop an ASP.NET project locally and not even use an actual SMTP server is to take advantage of ASP.NET SMTP’s “SpecifiedPickupDirectory” option. Using this, an actual […]