Projects

Interested in what I'm doing in my free time? Here's some projects from my portfolio that I've been working on! When I'm not blogging about it, you can find my work on GitHub, NuGet, MyGet and npm.

LightQuery

Often, you encounter the need to sort & paginate data in an Asp.Net Core Web API project. Since OData is not yet available, I've written LightQuery as a really lightweight replacement for the most common tasks. All you have to do is annotate your controllers with the [LightQuery] (or [AsyncLightQuery] if you're using EntityFramework) attribute and your API is ready to be sorted and paginated by the client.

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NetCoreHeroes

Visual Studio Codes fan base is ever growing, but there are still benefits with using the full Visual Studio solution with all it's extensions and features. Since integrating modern web development workflows involving npm, wepback and TypeScript is not always straight forward, I've decided to blog and demonstrate about maximizing your Visual Studio experience. The tutorial walks you through everything - from setting up the development environment up to automatically testing and deploying your code to IIS or Azure.

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xbim-meets-angular

xbim-meets-angular

xbim-meets-angular

The xBim Project on GitHub hosts a lot of open source code to make working with Building Information Models (BIM) in the construction industry easy. xbim-meets-angular is intended as a demonstrator for analyzing and rendering architectural models in the browser.

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Dangl.AVA & Dangl.GAEB

The German GAEB data format is designed to facilitate exchange in tendering and contracting, mostly aimed at the construction industry. The standard has been around for a while, dating back to a 80 characters-per-line punch card format in the 70s, with it's most recent iteration just from 2013. It's a really powerful but also complex schema. Dangl.GAEB is a suite of libraries designed to read, write and transform all known GAEB formats into a single, unified format with full change tracking, ready to be dropped into any application and be immediately usable. It's rock stable, thanks to over 2.000 unit & integration tests (and another 20.000 auto generated and cross-validating ones). These are run with 5 different frameworks on every commit - a total of almost 100.000 tests. It's not open source, but you can contact me if you're interested or try it out in the free GAEB Converter right on this site.

It's in .Net Standard and runs on any platform - Windows, Linux, Mac, Xamarin and all other platforms that support .Net Standard. All GAEB versions (90, 2000 and all XML based versions) are supported and transformed to a unified model.

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Dangl.TextConverter

Hopefully, you never have to parse RTF (Rich Text Format). If you can't get around it, you're most likely using the dreaded WinForms RichTextBox. Unfortunately, this prevents your code from going full cross platform, WinForms is only available in the full .Net Framework. Dangl.TextConverter to the rescue! It's a custom built parsed that translates both RTF and Html into plain text. It's not on GitHub due to a lot of RTF edge cases in it's test suite, but it's on NuGet and I'll be happy to send you the source code sans tests if you need it.

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