First 3D Printer: MonoPrice Mini Delta (MPMD)

3D Printing has always been something that I have been interested in, however the cost of the printers has always been such a large hurdle to over come.  In recent years the price has significantly dropped, especially with kits like this (Delta Kit), being affordable and provide an awesome learning experience.  If you are not interested in a build it yourself project, there are many pre-built printers out now that are very affordable as well (Pre-Built).  Since the prices of 3D printers have become more attainable the only other hurdle was the tinkering/troubleshooting factor.  Being a developer, the thought of hands on troubleshooting was certainly appealing and not a detractor for me, like I believe it is for so many others.  I began doing research on prebuilt machines and kits, when I came across an indiegogo for the MonoPrice Mini Delta (MPMD), a $159 prebuilt delta.  This was too perfect an opportunity to pass up, as this was a prebuilt machine at such a low price point for the amount of features it provided.  I pulled the trigger and within a few months I was part of the second shipment of these machines, as of now they are listed on the Monoprice web site here.  Given that this is my first 3D printer I will be doing some future posts around general 3D printing, Mini Delta mods, and Fusion 360 design that I have been learning ever since jumping into this domain.

Here are a few time lapse videos of my first few prints: Continue reading “First 3D Printer: MonoPrice Mini Delta (MPMD)”

Pluralsight Notes – Effective C# Unit Testing for Enterprise Applications

Introduction

Pluralsight is a great online resource for Developer/Technology training courses.  I have recently begun working through a bunch of courses and I thought I would begin sharing my notes I take while viewing these courses.  Effective C# Unit Testing for Enterprise Applications by Rusty Divine, aims to improve the viewers unit testing knowledge through solid patterns and practices to follow and understanding what to avoid. Continue reading “Pluralsight Notes – Effective C# Unit Testing for Enterprise Applications”

Change Default Swagger Route in an ASP.Net Core Web Api

Introduction

Over the past few weeks I have been doing some work with ASP.Net Core Web Api project’s using swagger.  The setup was pretty standard until the api’s needed to be deployed to staging and production environments.  The web api’s are being hosted in docker containers behind a reverse proxy, the staging and production environments required a prefix route parameter for each api.  This meant that the default url’s for the controllers and swagger would need to include a route prefix.  To add a route prefix to swagger and swagger ui is a pretty quick code change. Continue reading “Change Default Swagger Route in an ASP.Net Core Web Api”

StackOverflow November 2016 Contributions

Below are links to questions I have contributed to on StackOverflow.  If you have time or any of the questions interest you take a moment to review the question and answers.  If you feel one of the answers appropriately answer the question, then please vote that answer up to better serve the community and future users looking for an answer to a similar question.

StackOverflow October 2016 Contributions

Below are links to questions I have contributed to on StackOverflow.  If you have time or any of the questions interest you take a moment to review the question and answers.  If you feel one of the answers appropriately answer the question, then please vote that answer up to better serve the community and future users looking for an answer to a similar question.

StackOverflow September 2016 Contributions

Below are links to questions I have contributed to on StackOverflow.  If you have time or any of the questions interest you take a moment to review the question and answers.  If you feel one of the answers appropriately answer the question, then please vote that answer up to better serve the community and future users looking for an answer to a similar question.

StackOverflow August 2016 Contributions

Below are links to questions I have contributed to on StackOverflow.  If you have time or any of the questions interest you take a moment to review the question and answers.  If you feel one of the answers appropriately answer the question, then please vote that answer up to better serve the community and future users looking for an answer to a similar question.

Iterate Over the Results of an Azure SQL Stored Procedure in an Azure Logic App

Introduction

If you need to quickly create a business workflow or other B2B integration, look no further then Azure Logic Apps. Azure Logic Apps is a cloud based workflow and integration service. With the multitude of built in connectors you can easily automate many common business workflows. The Azure SQL Database connector and execute stored procedure action were of interest to me when I needed to implement an automated email notification. The output of a stored procedure from a source system would provide me a list of users who would receive reminder emails. Azure Logic Apps provides the capability of iterating over results of an action, however iterating over the results of a stored procedure is not as straight forward as some of the other examples. In this post I am going to use the automating email notifications example to illustrate what I needed to do to iterate over the results of a stored procedure. Continue reading “Iterate Over the Results of an Azure SQL Stored Procedure in an Azure Logic App”

StackOverflow July 2016 Contributions

Below are links to questions I have contributed to on StackOverflow.  If you have time or any of the questions interest you take a moment to review the question and answers.  If you feel one of the answers appropriately answer the question, then please vote that answer up to better serve the community and future users looking for an answer to a similar question.

StackOverflow June 2016 Contributions

Below are links to questions I have contributed to on StackOverflow.  If you have time or any of the questions interest you take a moment to review the question and answers.  If you feel one of the answers appropriately answer the question, then please vote that answer up to better serve the community and future users looking for an answer to a similar question.