Azure Functions and Sentry in Visual Studio 2017

Sentry is a fantastic tool for error tracking in all kinds of applications, including Azure Functions. I focus primarily on the ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core stack and the integrations couldn’t be easier. I’m building out several Azure Functions projects at the moment in Visual Studio 2017 and wanted to incorporate Sentry to report on exceptions. … Read more

Adding a lookup field to an existing table using Entity Framework code first migrations

As you build out a site using the code first approach, at some point you will most likely need to add an additional lookup field to a class. There are a couple of steps required above what’s automatically done for you by EF code first migrations to make things work happily. If you consider the … Read more

Using Data annotations with partial classes and LINQ to SQL

If you’re using LINQ to SQL as your data provider then you will need to add a few extra steps to utilise Data annotations with ASP.NET MVC. If you have created your own objects then you can append annotations such as [DisplayName(“This is the display name I want in the view”)] directly to the object … Read more