The Behavior of C# Nested Static Classes

While working on a code review, I found a nested static class that I needed to verify the validity of. I had three questions: Does the »

Reading an HTTP Request Response Body from Exceptions

Every so often I need to read the response body of a failed HTTP request while debugging a .NET application in Visual Studio. It's not immediately »

Speech Synthesis on Windows Phone 8.1

I recently wrote an application to make my phone report current Los Angeles traffic conditions. I used the Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis namespace to read in either »

Running Entity Framework Migrations on Application Start

Entity Framework is an ORM developed by Microsoft. It has a useful set of tools and conventions for automatically managing database schema changes called Code First »