UWP HackerNews Reader - OOP

The HackerNews Reader app is a project I'm using to practice and beat new concepts into my head. It's not quite proof of concept level - because I understand the concepts; it's a playground of sorts. Originally it was a place to practice TDD and implement the now named Hotel…

UWP : Spike The List

NOTE: This was written about a year before posting. Churning I've been putting off working on the UWP app for a while. Part of it is routine change due to summer. The larger part is that I don't really know UI Widgets in UWP well (or any platform) and have…

HackerNews UWP - Partial Item; Not a collection

NOTE: This was written about a year before posting. As mentioned in the last UWP post; we're going to reset a little and get just a single item going through the entire pipe. Losing the idea of Items for now and focus on just an Item and the ItemView. This…

UWP Cleaning Up - Refit Black Magic

NOTE: This was written about a year before posting. I've spoken highly of the project Refit and that it's a nice port of Retrofit. I still stand by this; but... I'm wondering; do I need it? I'm getting HttpResponseMessage back. There's the loss of auto-conversion that is available if I'm…

µObjects: Unit Testable UI Interactions

This is a follow up to the Hotel Pattern which I've pretty much abandoned, though it's concepts and ideas have evolved into my current practices. It ties into the Interface Overload mechanism I discovered as well. Though, neither fit well into the new µObject paradigm that I'm developing in. Both…

UWP: Signing and Verifying

Recently I had the joy of busting open the cryptographic documentation to figure out how to sign a file, and verify that signature. There are a lot of documentations for .NET Framework - but it's pretty damn sparse for working in UWP, and I assume .NET Core. This is serving…

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…