Rob West

Journal

Command Query Separation with ASP.NET MVC

I have been struggling for some time to find an application architecture for ASP.NET MVC that both respects SOLID principles and is also quick and simple to use. Is the command query pattern the answer?

Bont Vaypor Plus Review

Bont seem to be the Marmite of cycling shoes. They have a distinct design philosophy and promise customisable fit through heat mouldable carbon construction. This is a report on my experiences with their top end road shoe.

Garmin Edge 510 for Power Meters Review

There are numerous reviews of the 510 but they do not really cover using it with a power meter, and an SRM in particular. Recent firmware updates have addressed the ability to stop auto zero offset and have added some really useful metrics that are incredibly useful in training.

SimpleDatastore

For quick projects I wanted a lightweight persistence solution that had no reliance on a relational database. There are options out there but I wanted something even quicker so I created SimpleDatastore. It uses attributes on domain entities to control persistence and stores the data in XML or JSON files.

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