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Controlling My AC Unit With nanoFramework

Why My room’s AC unit (Panasonic) is quite old. It does a great job cooling/heating the place after all these years, but also lacks any “smart” capabilities found on modern units. Personally, I am not a fan of making everything at my home internet-connected for reasons I won’t delve into now, and I certainly don’t want my AC unit to be internet-connected either. However, I want to be able to expand on its functionality as needed....

April 12, 2023 · 26 min · Me

Using the DHT22 sensor with Nanoframework

I have recently discovered Nanoframework which is a community-led project to bring C# and Dotnet to the world of micro-controllers. Since then, I have been tinkering with IoT and embedded devices using C# to connect with sensors and play around with them. One of the sensors I wanted to try out was the DHT22. This sensor has 3 pins you need to connect: a VCC pin (3.3v to 5.5v), a signal/trigger pin, and a ground pin....

September 10, 2022 · 3 min · Me

Uwp IoC Support

I have been developing UWP applications for a few years now and I truly enjoy it. It’s been the platform where I experiment with and used it to learn a lot about programming. In my day job I develop web applications on the ASP.NET MVC framework and one of the things it does right is the native support for IoC containers out of the box. When a HTTP request arrives to an action method in a controller, MVC will initialize the controller, inject all dependencies in its constructor and have it ready to handle the request....

November 16, 2019 · 5 min · Me

Create a Dotnet Framework and Node Build Environment in Docker

Story time At the company I currently work for, our CI pipelines run on a dedicated server that we own and manage on premise. This build server is using Atlassian Bamboo and is configured to run the builds using agents running directly inside the host OS which means builds share and depend on components installed on the host OS. This configuration has been working fine for us and we rarely run into issues with it....

October 1, 2019 · 6 min · Me

Dotnet Core Webapi With Mssql in Docker Part 2

In the previous post I showed how to setup a Dotnet Core WebApi project to run inside docker. In part 2, I’ll go over what is needed to containerize an SQL server and connect the WebApi to it. What do you need? This post assumes you have Docker Community Edition installed on your machine. If not, you can grab a copy from here. Containerizing Microsoft SQL Server Thankfully, Microsoft has created a base image for the SQL server which I will be using in this blog post....

August 31, 2019 · 8 min · Me