Generic object factory for classes with non public constructor in C#

In this post I want to talk about a common need that we could have in an applications, that is an object factory. Of course, we could have different requirements about the implementation of it, but the most widespread is a generic factory like this: This is a very simple implementation, but with the new … Continue reading Generic object factory for classes with non public constructor in C#

Using adapter pattern to parse HTML with C# and AgilityPack

Recently I faced with a business requirement about extracting informations from some html pages and display them in a local application. The principal problem that I found was that the result were in html format and I needed to transform that in a c# object, in order to be able to manage the informations in … Continue reading Using adapter pattern to parse HTML with C# and AgilityPack

Continuous integration with Atlassian Bamboo

The continuous integration is a frequent theme in the application development, expecially in the projects with many developers involved that work on differents components of the application. Just because the developers works on different features, a process that integrate the new code frequently in project and verify that all the dependencies of that are working … Continue reading Continuous integration with Atlassian Bamboo

Mocking Entity Framework DbContext with Moq

When we have to test methods that involves Entity Framework, a typical choice that we have to face is use integration tests, with an effective database, or unit tests. If we choice the first option, with a database like SQL LocalDB, we'll have performance problems because the cost of the database creation and the data … Continue reading Mocking Entity Framework DbContext with Moq

Manage attachments chunks with ASP.NET Web Api

In the previous post I spoke about a custom MultipartFormData stream provider and how it can help us to manage some custom informations included in a request message. In that example I generated chunks form a file and I sent those to a rest service (AKA Web API) with some additional informations that were then retrieved from the … Continue reading Manage attachments chunks with ASP.NET Web Api

Register and test per-request services with Autofac

When we develop web application, like ASP.NET applications, we often need to implement a service with some informations related to the user request, such as session/account infos. In this case, the service will be tied to the web request lifecycle and there will be an instance of the service for each request. Autofac help us to … Continue reading Register and test per-request services with Autofac

Registering of the ASP.NET MVC Controllers with Autofac

One of the capabilities of Autofac is the integration with the ASP.NET applications. ASP.NET MVC is a framework thinked to supports the dependency injection, and so we can use Autofac to register the modules that compose the application, such as the controllers. Therefore, let's start by implementing the controllers of the application, then we 'll … Continue reading Registering of the ASP.NET MVC Controllers with Autofac