ServiceStack OrmLite transaction support

I am a big fan of the ServiceStack OrmLite framework. To quote from them directly : OrmLite’s goal is to provide a convenient, DRY, config-free, RDBMS-agnostic typed wrapper that retains a high affinity with SQL, exposing intuitive APIs that generate predictable SQL and maps cleanly to (DTO-friendly) disconnected POCO’s. This approach makes easier to reason about your data access making it obvious what SQL is getting executed at what time, whilst mitigating unexpected behaviour, implicit...

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Sometimes sleep is best

I had planned to crack open the laptop but after a day of looking after my mum, fighting with the first instance of malware on my Macbook Pro and a tiring kettlebell session I am pleased that I managed to get some refreshing sleep instead. Ever since I taught myself how to code back in the 1990’s I have had issues with sleep so I am so pleased I managed to sleep again. Sleep is...

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Blogging on mobile devices

So, when I am at my laptop I can draft a blog post using my text editor of choice using the markdown markup language and git commit the file to git. Then using Jekyll i can build the static pages and a git push will deploy the new post. That is a lovely workflow for a developer and keeps me away from wordpress or a heavy content management system. However as I am going to...

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New website

So, I have had a blog for quite a long time and have hosted it on various platforms such as Posterous, Passle, Amazon AWS S3 and finally ended up on Blogger. I have also hosted it under various domain names before settling on the one you are on now. I decided to refresh the website and blog and wanted to have control of my content so I decided to import my blogger posts with Jekyll...

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full-time carer and very very amateur boxer

So this is just a little placeholder for a blog post I want to write about my transition from being a full-time developer and DevOps guy into being a full-time carer for my elderly mother and my brother who had a stroke. And how going teetotal learning how to box and clean eating has changed my life for the better.I still like to program with C# but now using a Mac and Xamarin Studio, Write...

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