Plainionist Journey of a Software Craftsman

MVVM pattern and dialogs

Every now and then I come across questions on how to handle dialogs in MVVM pattern with WPF. Honestly, most of the solution proposals I don’t like as they - from my perspective - somehow “violate” the MVVM pattern.

Here is how I handle dialogs with MVVM pattern …

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Blogging with Jekyll - Legal and privacy

Legal and privacy topics don’t have primary focus on a blog but also such topics are important …

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Blogging with Jekyll - Tags and Series

Now that I have my basic blog running I want to tune it a little bit …

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Blogging with Jekyll - Basics

How did I set up the basics of my blog?

Of course there are endless very good posts out there about Markdown + Jekyll + GitHub Pages and I am not going to repeat what others already have nicely documented. So let me just summarize my setup and referring to others for more detailed explanations.

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Blogging with Jekyll - Introduction

How could one blog the pragmatic, the minimalistic, the “plainionistic” way?

For me the answer is simple: Use the “power of plain text” and write posts in Markdown ;-)

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Book Review: Domain-Driven Design

After having it on the reading list for a long time and having been reminded to read it by several other sources in the recent weeks I finally took the time get through

Book: Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

First, I have to admit: not an easy read - at least not for me. Of course the book is well structured and for sure Eric knows what he is talking about but for me his language is more challenging to read as e.g. Uncle Bob - more advanced English, longer sentences … but finally i made it ;-)

Now lets focus on content!

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Book Review: Clean Architecture

Book: Clean Architecture

Clean Architecture

As with every book by Uncle Bob it was fun to read it … so I finished it in 2 days ;-)

As the title states and in contrast to his other recent books this book is really focusing on architecture. He clearly describes what architecture is about and what good architecture is, from his perspective.

Even if you have read his Clean Architecture article already I strongly recommend reading the book. It goes much more into details and so brings more insights relevant when you try realizing Clean Architecture in one of you next projects …

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Book Review: Vue.js 2 Cookbook

As my expedition in the world of web development (especially client side web development) continued and my JavaScript and HTML code base grew, I discovered that I wanted a JavaScript framework to support me. After some research about Angular, KnockOut, React and Vue.js I finally decided for Vue.

Even though the Vue.js online documentation is really great and gave me a good and quick start I later decided to look for a book to gain an even better foundation. I finally selected

Book: Vue.js 2 Cookbook

Vue.js 2 Cookbook

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Book Review: SurviveJS

After having spent the recent weeks and months getting deeper into web development and especially into full stack MicroServices (including non-monolith front-ends) I realized that it is time to read a book about “client side development” in general to get a stronger foundation on state of the art development setups.

Book: SurviveJS - WebPack

SurviveJS - WebPack

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Book Review: Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications

Since a while now I am interested in MicroServices architectures, their benefits and how to implement them. Recently I came across .NET Microservices: Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications in The week in .Net and immediate read it.

Overall I think it is a really good book about the topic! Of course it focuses on Microsoft technologies but that’s okay as this is anyway my primary playground ;-) The ~300 pages gave me quite good and “deep enough” overview about the topics below and I really wonder whether I would need another book at all. And this one is for free!

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Book Review: Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure

Recently I read in The week in .Net about some new e-books published by Microsoft about web, cloud and container development and one of these books was Architecting Modern Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure.

After I have read it I can say it is a rather small book which gives you a good but very basic overview about ASP.Net Core MVC development.

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Book Review: Unraveling Bootstrap

Do your web sites also look ugly because you have no clue about web design?

Bootstrap to the rescue! With Bootstrap you don’t need to be a web designer to give your web sites a professional look and feel.

This book …

Book: Unraveling Bootstrap

Unraveling Bootstrap

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Book Review: A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery

In order to get my hands even dirtier with Web technologies I wanted to read more about Html5, JavaScript and jQuery. And so I came across this book:

Book: A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery

A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery

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Book Review: Pro Asp.Net MVC 5

Although being a professional software engineer for more then 15 years now, I never really dived into Web development. That has changed recently. After having played around a little bit with pure HTML and some Asp.Net WebForms I realized that I should build up some solid foundation in order to be able to build maintainable and modern Web applications.

So I decided to read this book:

Book: Pro ASP.NET MVC 5

Pro ASP.NET MVC 5

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Book Review: Teamwork and Indian Culture

Even though I am working with Indian colleagues for some years now I only recently realized that I still don’t know enough about the Indian culture in order to be able to understand certain motivation and behavior.

A quick search on Amazon discovered this small book:

Book: Teamwork & Indian Culture

Teamwork & Indian Culture

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