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I survived! The ‘GetNoticed’ competition is over!

This is the 20th and the last post in the GetNoticed! competition. So it means that… I DID IT! I survived till the very end, I managed to create 20 posts in 10 weeks. ReMaster is still alive (it could be fed better but let’s leave this subject :P). It’s time to celebrate, I mean, have some sleep 😉.

What I’m proud of?

I have a blog! One year ago I was sure that my programming life is boring and even the problems I encounter while coding are too boring to write about them. And I believed that there is everything already written so what’s the point in writing the 100th ASP.Net tutorial?
Now I don’t know which subject from my long TODO list should I choose first!
I also fear less about pushing my code to github PR. I know that my style of coding is far from perfection 😉 and my code tends to be messy 😝 so that’s a huge step! I think I can even say that breaking this barrier in my head is the greatest outcome of the competition!

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What’s up, ReMaster?

A few days ago the Polish companies data provider published a new version of its API. I found out about it accidentally and decided to spend a moment to upgrade API used in ReMaster. Hopefully, from my perspective, it doesn’t change anything crucial so I will not have to change any logic concerning companies import (and that’s a real blessing considering the fact that testing imports lasts ages and I hate waiting for a result). Continue Reading

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How I fell in love with Elasticsearch and hated Java even more than before

This week I spent some time with ElasticSearch. I thought it would be nice to get a little know-how in case a companies table in my pet project’s database grows up so much that searching for a data will last forever. Well, considering the fact that one of the two most important features in my project is searching, I can’t believe I didn’t think about it earlier!

A few possibilities

There is a few search engines I could use. I was considering a Lucene (but it’s so old… I remember using it about 6 years ago!), Solr (I heard it’s the fastest one) and ElasticSearch (some says it’s aimed for bigger projects). So I decided on ElasticSearch… my project is gonna be huge, right? 😛 Continue Reading

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Victories and defeats of the last week

Recently I have quite tough time coding. Anything I touched, throws exception with messages that even google wasn’t eager to answer. Since I started developing my pet project ReMaster, it became a rule. I don’t know if it’s because of my rather small knowledge of the .net core or just the fact that I work on the ReMaster usually late in the night and I’m half asleep by the time. But never mind and let’s focus on my last problems and solutions.

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EF Migrations in VS 2017 – Guess why I was postponing migration of ReMaster to Visual Studio 2017 for so long?

Last week, everybody was talking about the final release of Visual Studio 2017. I have to admit, I was excited too so of course I installed it! At the beginning, everything seemed to be just fine. Nothing forecasted a few hours of google’ing to solve the problems that occurred later.

When I installed VS2017, I have to do some of the strange tricks described in my previous post. There were errors claiming that my  project lacks some Nuget package, which was of course installed but I knew the solutions so that was cool, really. In the end, adding migration started to work so I felt some kind of relief.


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Adding xUnit to my .Net Core app – programming at night sucks!

The last two evenings I reserved for coding. The plan was like this – download all the Polish companies, save them in database and make some functionality in ‘admin area’. But of course first things first – unit tests!

I have to admit, most of the code I write doesn’t have tests. It’s not something I’m proud of but life is life, deadline is deadline – but once again – it’s something that really (really – really!) makes me feel ashamed. So, this time I want to make my pet project properly and write as much unit tests as it’s possible. And I’m really curious if I will stick to this idea till the end of ReMaster. Anyway, forgive me if my tests will be bizarre ;).

Stairway to…

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How to get data of all the Polish companies (ReMaster, are you alive?)

Last week I didn’t do much coding. In fact, all I did was playing a little with ReSharper and adding some ‘flesh’ to my app’s skeleton. ReMaster is able to connect to a database now and log errors when they occur. It also has some interfaces that may be useful later (when I start coding the model).

Not a big thing but I wanted to rethink the project structure a few times (basically because I rarely have an opportunity to code a web app from a scratch so it was loads of fun!). And yes, I know there is at least one open source project that provides a starting point for ASP.Net Core MVC. But because it’s my pet project I can do with it whatever I want and if I decide to starve it to death, I will starve it to death, got it?! 😉

But coming back to my app’s topic, you may think about…

How to get all the Polish companies’ data?

All Polish companies are present in a system called CEIDG (in English: Central Registration and Information on Business). It provides a simple API – so far so good. Continue Reading