If, like me, you are currently working on a development PC that doesn’t have access to the internet it can be a pain trying to install and maintain third party packages. I’m a huge fan of NuGet and I thought that as I didn’t have an internet connected machine I wouldn’t be able to connect to it and download my favourite packages via Visual Studio’s Package Manager. I was wrong though as it’s possible to use Visual Studio’s Package Manager to install NuGet packages even when you don’t have an internet enabled development machine Continue reading
Extension Methods – What are they?
They are methods written by you which allow you to extend classes that you cannot modify directly. These might be classes you’re using from a third party DLL, or maybe you work in an organisation where your business objects are untouchable by a lowly developer such as yourself (and me), or maybe you just want to add some extra functionality to the String class. If any of these situations ring true then extension methods are something you should know about. Continue reading