HackerNews UWP - The Whole Item (almost)

In the last post we got the Title of the UWP app passing up the app. But it's not part of the app. There's no trigger for the app to LOAD the data. We have the mechanism; but where from? Today we'll get the data load triggered from the screen…

CodedUI Tests and Windows Hello in UWP

Using Visual Studio CodedUI Automated Tests for logging in via Windows Hello / Micrcosoft Passport! We're implementing the ability to use Windows Hello, or Microsoft Passport, to log into our app. The exact mechanism of how we handle credentials isn't important here. As the title suggests, this is about using the…

UWP HackerNews - Displaying An Item

Since we're now able to TDD up the entire app; showing our wrapped control. Sounds like time to display a story title. I've re-worked the naming; not behavior; of the VBM pattern [https://quinngil.com/2017/01/08/pattern-view-bridge-mediator-2/]. It's now the [Hotel UI Pattern](LINK GOES HERE). Same basic…

My Thoughts: Double Constructor for Dependency Injection

I know I'll have disagreement on this; and I'm happy about that. One of the mechanisms I use for... what I can only call "Dependency Injection" or "Inversion of Control"... is to have multiple constructors. In the ideal I just have a single constructor. This constructor takes all the arguments.…

UWP HackerNews: Network Items

I'm back to the UWP app after not too long of a break; and we really just need to get some things happening. I guess I'm more working to plan out the flow of the project. This is now fairly similar to a project for work I'll be helping lay…

HackerNews UWP : Getting Some Data

When we last left our brave little app... And if it's trying to be on the windows platform; you know it's indeed brave - It had just configured it's network layer and is looking to expose it to the wider world! I spent a few hours staring at the black…

Book Review - Elegant Objects Vol 2

Much like Volume 1; Elegant Objects Vol 2 [https://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Objects-2-Yegor-Bugayenko/dp/1534908307/]is fantastic. It didn't impact my mental model of how to develop software as much as Vol 1. This Vol is more about the things that are destructive to the desired programming paradigm described in…

HackerNews Android - Formatter

A comment on my Early Thoughts: Object Oriented Encapsulation [https://blog.quantityandconversion.com/2017/04/09/object-oriented-encapsulation/] post brought up an excellent view about how to decouple a class from it's display mechanism. I'm on board with this idea. It helps keep the objects to their single responsibility. My first…