Adding “unknown” file types to your publication package

I’ve been making some updates to a web services project recently (I say recently it was actually months ago but for some reason I haven’t managed to publish this post until now) and the time has come to deploy it to a test environment.  This in itself brought a few challenges but the one that I want to discuss just now is the issue of including unknown file types in your publication package. Continue reading

.Net Extension Methods

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