• Steven
  • Code
  • 24th March 2015

NuG(g)et: MiniProfiler

When using Entity Framework (or any other ORM for that matter) you always have to be aware of the queries you send to the database. When using a feature like lazy loading it’s fairly easy to create an N+1 query problem which makes you send more queries to the database than you should. MiniProfiler could help you out in this situation. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 19th March 2015

Uninstalling a stubborn Windows 8.1 app

Today we came across the issue that one of our customers’ IT specialists received a strange message while trying to install a new build of one of our apps. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 17th March 2015

Improving your Visual Studio comments

In my adventures in the Xamarin mobile world I particularly liked the fact how their Xamarin Studio IDE visually handles TODO comments. Basically, all it does is make the TODO part bold. I know that it’s a small thing to worry about, but I value the comments in my code and am a sucker for creating some more clarity within them. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 10th March 2015

Entity Framework performance tips

To honor the name of this blog I will also be writing posts about software development. The software developer that hasn’t turned to Google for some advice once in a while hasn’t been born yet. As a software developer you cannot know all the ins and outs of your trade. It might sound harsh but some people are probably smarter than you. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Life
  • 3rd March 2015

Blogs, scrotums and FIFA15

A blog. Years ago I already tried to start one. A place where you can put some random pieces of text, let out some frustrations or share something with the world. And even though that blog didn’t draw in an audience I had fun doing it. You can never underestimate the joy of getting something off your chest. Read more »