Fixing Packaging Of Web Projects On Your .Net Build Server

On my current project I'm running up the build and deployment environment and hit a roadblock that took me a little while to fathom.  Hopefully reading this might save you some time if you're having this issue. The Scenario 1. A build server that does not have Visual Studio installed but has an appropriate .Net … Continue reading Fixing Packaging Of Web Projects On Your .Net Build Server

A Subtle .Net Static Reference Type Gotcha

One of the fundamental concepts that any developer has to understand when developing .Net solutions is the difference between Reference and Value types.  There are a lot of technical discussions online already about the differences between the two but the key concept to pull out of the MSDN description on Reference types is: "Variables of … Continue reading A Subtle .Net Static Reference Type Gotcha

Safely Testing .Net Code That Does Email Delivery

As a .Net developer you will most likely have come across the need to create and send an SMTP (email) message as part of a solution you've built.  When under development you will have either stubbed out the mail delivery code or will have substituted a test email address for those of the final recipients in a live … Continue reading Safely Testing .Net Code That Does Email Delivery