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Discovering Composer for PHP Dependencies

Composer is a productivity tool for PHP developers. It provides structure for managing a project’s dependencies, and for packaging a project to be used as a dependency such as a library or framework. This post provides an introduction to Composer, some of its use cases, and usage examples.

Telerik Controls Giveaway at TechEd 2014

Huge News! Get Windows 8 and Windows Phone Controls for FREE for the Duration of TechEd 2014

TechEd 2014 is on, and I’m envious that I’m not in attendance. However, Telerik, purveyor of controls for application development, are giving away licenses for their Windows 8 and Windows Phone control packs over the duration of TechEd. I’ve gone through the claim process, the licenses are equivalent to the one-year subscription options, and apparently […]

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Review: NDepend v4

NDepend is a commercial tool used to analyze compiled .NET assemblies, and generates resulting metrics, diagrams, and reports. The newest version – NDepend 4 – is available with come notable changes, described within.

NUnit for .NET 4

This is partly for my future reference, and partly to share the details. If you’re reading this, you’ll likely know that .NET 4 was released almost two months ago. I’ve recently been upgrading my projects to the new framework, and hit a snag with running post-build unit tests via NUnit.

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Grant Palin

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This is my personal blog and portfolio. Feel free to explore. I tend to write erratically about anything that interests me. As my tagline goes, "Code, photos, books, and anything else". Exactly right! Read more about me...

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