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Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
28 Feb 2019   Updated: 10 Jun 2022   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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How to use F# to implement algorithms such of k-means
Desktop Programming
Universal Windows Platform
28 Jan 2021   Updated: 28 Jan 2021   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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In this article, we'll demonstrate the performance hit a sample application takes under emulation, and demonstrate how to port an existing codebase to Windows on Arm. We will show how to set up your development environment to target the ARM64 processor using .NET framework 4.8.
WPF
2 Jul 2021   Updated: 7 Jul 2021   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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In this article, we will see how to convert a Windows .NET 6 WPF application to a Windows on Arm (WoA) application.
Hosted Services
Azure
3 Mar 2015   Updated: 3 Mar 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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This article describes how to set up the deployment from VSO to an MS Azure website
7 Apr 2015   Updated: 7 Apr 2015   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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This article describes how to set up the deployment flow from DEV to TEST to ACC to PROD using VSO.
25 Apr 2019   Updated: 25 Apr 2019   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to set up and use an Azure key vault to store your secret values
Mobile Apps
Xamarin
23 Jun 2022   Updated: 23 Jun 2022   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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This article will show how to create a simple but complete WoA-native MAUI application.

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7 Mar 2016   Updated: 7 Mar 2016   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.30
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Handling a Microservices project
.NET
7 Apr 2017   Updated: 7 Apr 2017   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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how to automate the creation of NuGet Packages with different .NET versions
All Topics
4 Jan 2017   Updated: 5 Jan 2017   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Most developers don't like Excel as a "development platform". Structuring your Excel makes it maintainable, and makes replacing it by some code possible.
7 Feb 2016   Updated: 7 Feb 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to set up a parameterized unit test
15 Feb 2016   Updated: 16 Feb 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Let IntelliTest generate your tests!
21 Mar 2016   Updated: 21 Mar 2016   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.28
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Using the Repository pattern
17 Apr 2016   Updated: 17 Apr 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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I’m writing an agenda application, where the data can be delivered to the calendar control using either REST or OData V4. I choose the latter because this will allow for much more flexibility afterwards. I already have an MVC 5 … Continue reading →
11 Oct 2016   Updated: 11 Oct 2016   Rating: 4.71/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.84
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Introduction In my current project we let the users run simulations. Because of flexibility, the calculations are performed by Excel spreadsheets. There are many different spreadsheets available, for different kinds of simulations.
Database Development
23 May 2016   Updated: 23 May 2016   Rating: 2.54/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 1.53
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Introduction After I published last week’s article somebody asked me why I stated that (in this case) the problem didn’t originate in having a function with logic, but merely having to work with a database that is not normalized. So let’s talk … Continue reading →
7 Jul 2016   Updated: 7 Jul 2016   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.71
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What is the role of the database?
SQL Server
9 Apr 2018   Updated: 10 Apr 2018   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 5.00
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Why you would use Common Table Expressions
DevOps
Load Testing
25 Jan 2016   Updated: 26 Jan 2016   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.15
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Test driven development
Testing
18 Jan 2016   Updated: 18 Jan 2016   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.86
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Is testing a waste of time?
1 Feb 2016   Updated: 1 Feb 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to set up unit testing
29 Feb 2016   Updated: 29 Feb 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Grasshopper unit testing
26 Apr 2016   Updated: 26 Apr 2016   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 2.80
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The problem We have created are data layer, and of course we want to test it. It is very hard to use a (physical) database to test your code. There are some problems with this (commonly used) approach: Unit tests … Continue reading →
7 Aug 2016   Updated: 7 Aug 2016   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.29
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How to structure an MVC app for easy testing
Hosted Services
Azure
4 Aug 2017   Updated: 4 Aug 2017   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.96
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Architecture of a Polyglot Azure Application
10 May 2020   Updated: 10 May 2020   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to send out regular notification updates using Azure Notification Hub
27 Jan 2019   Updated: 27 Jan 2019   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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In this post, I show how to create an image from a VM in Microsoft Azure, and use this to create identical VMs.
Moq
14 Mar 2016   Updated: 14 Mar 2016   Rating: 0.00/5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.00
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Mocking functionality using MOQ
Productivity Apps and Services
Microsoft Office
3 Feb 2018   Updated: 4 Mar 2018   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to create a Visio Add-in in VS2017
Programming Languages
C++
10 Jan 2016   Updated: 10 Jan 2016   Rating: 2.33/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 0.70
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How to describe object state
F#
12 Mar 2017   Updated: 12 Mar 2017   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to implement the Excel simulator in F#
3 May 2021   Updated: 3 May 2021   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.30
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More readable Domain Specific Language in F#
SQL
16 May 2016   Updated: 20 May 2016   Rating: 4.45/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.02
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Unit testing your repositories - the code
Typescript
12 Sep 2016   Updated: 12 Sep 2016   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.44
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Knockout, self, this, TypeScript. Are you still following?
Web Development
10 Jan 2016   Updated: 10 Jan 2016   Rating: 4.08/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.17
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State Chart Diagram - Part II
ASP.NET
15 Apr 2017   Updated: 15 Apr 2017   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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Gaston Verelst
Architect Faq.be bvba
Belgium Belgium
Gaston Verelst is the owner of Faq.be, an IT consultancy company based in Belgium (the land of beer and chocolate!) He went through a variety of projects during his career so far. Starting with Clipper - the Summer '87 edition, he moved on to C and mainly C++ during the first 15 years of his career.

He quickly realized that teaching others is very rewarding. In 1995, he became one of the first MCT's in Belgium. He teaches courses on various topics:
• C, C++, MFC, ATL, VB6, JavaScript
• SQL Server (he is also an MSDBA)
• Object Oriented Analysis and Development
• He created courses on OMT and UML and trained hundreds of students in OO
• C# (from the first beta versions)
• Web development (from ASP, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC)
• Windows development (WPF, Windows Forms, WCF, Entity Framework, …)
• Much more

Of course, this is only possible with hands-on experience. Gaston worked on many large scale projects for the biggest banks in Belgium, Automotive, Printing, Government, NGOs. His latest and greatest project is all about extending an IoT gateway built in MS Azure.

"Everything should be as simple as it can be but not simpler!" – Albert Einstein

Gaston applies this in all his projects. Using frameworks in the best ways possible he manages to make code shorter, more stable and much more elegant. Obviously, he refuses to be paid by lines of code!

This led to the blog at https://msdev.pro. The articles of this blog are also available on https://www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/MemberArticles.aspx?amid=4423636, happy reading!

When he is not working or studying, Gaston can be found on the tatami in his dojo. He is the chief instructor of Ju-Jitsu club Zanshin near Antwerp and holds high degrees in many martial arts as well.

Gaston can best be reached via https://www.linkedin.com/in/gverelst/.