Monday, October 28, 2013

Firefox Beta full download

As it is difficult to find the download link to Firefox Beta version, full download, here is the direct link to the page from which it can be downloaded:

Firefox web browser | Help us test the latest beta

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My new favorite launcher on Windows

As the search functionality on the new workstation sometimes gets stuck for ~10 seconds, effectively making it useless most of the time, I was back to searching for a custom launcher.
Fortunately, this category of programs is not forgotten. On the contrary - it is very well live and kickin'.
I used to be a fan of SlickRun but, over time, I simply utilized Windows start menu more by adding custom shortcuts. This was a hassle but similar to setting up SlickRun. So, no real benefits there.
Now I found a great new contender - Launchy. It has a great balance of ease of use, performance, and features offered.
Read more here or check the web site: Launchy: The Open Source Keystroke Launcher

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Debugging Routes in MVC

There is a built-in way to see routes in ASP.Net MVC. Simply open 

in the current application and all the available routes will be displayed. No need for 3rd party libraries. This makes route debugging way easier.

The simplest way to add a link to webapp/website to Android home screen

The easiest way to add a shortcut to a web site (or web application) is to create a bookmark in your favorite browser and then add a shortcut to the bookmark at the home screen. How exactly to add the shortcut will depend on the home/launcher app you are using. Adding a bookmark is done through the browser.

Source: How to pin a webapp/website to Android homescreen | Mobile Pixels


Friday, October 18, 2013

New favourite note editor

Draft is my new favourite note taking app on Android. It supports Markdown syntax, Dropbox sync, and offline search. It takes so little yet it took a while to get an application like this.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Selenium WebDriver

Quick start for running Selenium WebDriver from Selenium IDE.

  • Install standalone Selenium server (instructions)
  • Install Chrome driver (downloads, instructions)
  • Set Playback settings in Selenium IDE, through Options dialog. Enable WebDriver Playback, and set the browser. I use “chrome” with the above driver.

After that, check that http://localhost:4444/wd/hub is accessible and run the tests.

In addition, contains some useful Selenium IDE plugins.



WebDriver Playback in Selenium is Here

Thursday, October 03, 2013

entity framework - loading related entities in separate queries

Load method, in Entity Framework, is used to load the data into the context. This is handy when preloading all required data for later processing.
When loading data like this, Entity Framework will also understand the links between entities loaded in the context. Therefore it is possible to have several queries to load related data, using Where function, and the navigational properties between loaded related entities will work correctly.

Some useful references:

entity framework - Loading related entities in separate queries and sorting of children collection - Stack Overflow

The Load Method