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Roslynator and Intellicode

I have been experimenting with Resharper. It’s my first time using it (with VS Professional 2017), and have concluded that it’s quite a remarkable piece of software with an incredible number of features. Using resharper is a bit like having an opinionated buddy constantly looking at your code and providing you with useful hints, whilst automating and providing shortcuts to some of the more tedious jobs i.e. extracting code into a new method.

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SOLID Principles

I have recently started reading Clean Code and I have been summarizing each chapter on this page. In chapter two, I found a number of references to SOLID principles. I was aware on some of the principles, but truthfully I never took the time to properly uncover their meaning, until now.

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High Cohesion, Low Coupling and Strong Encapsulation

As a rule of thumb, ensuring software has high cohesion, low Coupling and strong Encapsulation will lead to better quality Object Oriented design. But what does this actually mean?

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Clean Code

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Last Update: 03/11/18

Today I started reading Clean code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin. As a helpful reminder, I will summarise the core concepts from each of the chapters. Conveniently, the guys at have recorded a podcast series discussing each chapter, which I will use to ensure I have fully digested the content! I will provide their links, along with supporting material that I found helpful.

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How to debug Xamarin in Visual Studio 2017

Anyone who has worked with Xamarin is well-aware that the platform is still in its infancy. It’s an interesting framework, but it is riddled with bugs, performance issues and visual studio doesn’t always play ball.

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