A parable on eternity

29 Dec 2011 I don’t know why but reading Udi Dahan’s post on inifinite scalability reminded me of the following little parable. I trace it back to my Grandma who’s since then long gone and was born in 1904 (one year before special realitivity was published, 32 years before Turing’s machine was described)....

defining contiguous activities with IDisposable

05 Dec 2011 “Atomic activities may not be confused with consecutive code” - Arthur X. Brannigan “Ideally, atomic activities can be read as consecutive code” - Arthur X. Brannigan What Arthur is trying to say is that sometimes you have an atomic activity (something that should happen completely or not at all) whose...

On Monads

04 Dec 2011 The following was written by me as a comment on a post from Derick Bailey regarding Monads. Since then, the comments have disappeared, presumably because they moved to the disqus commenting system. While I managed to migrate my comments lostechies apparently is unable to do so - sad, considering that...

In-built conventions in Fubumvc

27 Nov 2011 Fubumvc not only allows you to define your own conventions, i.e. the ways in which your code gets wired up into your web app, it comes with its own set of conventions. Before you start re-inventing some wheels, check out what the framework has up its sleeve. When you like...

A custom ModelBinder in FubuMVC to access JSON dynamically

21 Nov 2011 One aspect of my new web site is the admin interface which allows me to write new posts and post them to my site via a simple HTTP-based interface. The posting of a new entry happens with the HTTP content-type application/json. Short of specifying what exactly the structure of the...