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Getting started with SQLite and Entity Framework

I am starting development on a ROM File management project that requires me to break my ties with SQL Server and IIS (I will cover the IIS portion in a later post) to make the application more acce...

*.NDS Rom Info Scraping (C#)

I am starting a small ROM management project to help me keep my various ROM backups in order and make searching for a specific backup easier. I decided it would be a good idea to programmatically e...

Pong - Update 2

Following on from my last post I have made some minor tweaks to my pong game, and have addressed some of the issues that I picked up during the first phase of development, namely: Made use of t...

SQLite and Dapper in C#

In this article I am going to cover the basics of running SQLite and Dapper in a C# console application. There is a lot of code below which may be highly opinionated (so please bear that in mind wh...

Pong (or my first attempt at JS game development)

Ever since I was a little boy, I have always been fascinated with computer games and the way they work. How someone could wield a bunch of 0s and 1s into some of the games that shaped my childhood....

Singleton Pattern in TypeScript

Below is an awesome singleton pattern implementation I found deep in the bowels of StackOverflow using TypeScript (adapted from my favourite C# implementation). This works well if you are wanting ...

Adding Castle Windsor to your WebAPI project

This post is meant to serve as a simple guide to get you up and running with Castle Windsor in your next WebAPI project. First you will need to install Castle Windsor - open up the package manager...

Simplest way to access POST data after model binding (Web API)

I am currently in the process of writing a C# wrapper for Kik and needed a way to dump the raw POST body when their service made a callback to one of my WebAPI controllers (after model binding had ...

Find the nth occurrence of a string (JavaScript)

I was playing around in JavScript needing to find 7’th position of a ‘(’ within a long string. Messing about with the indexOf() and substring() methods were a bit too cumbersome so I came up with t...

Hosting Web API and Static Content with OWIN

Setting up the project To begin you will need to create a new console application in Visual Studio. Once your application has been created open the Package Manager console and install the follow...