Swelio on GitHub

The source code of Swelio library – the freeware Belgian eID cards access library is available now on GitHub:

https://github.com/perevoznyk/swelio-sdk

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C# Zip library

After the announcement about closing Codeplex, I moved my C# Zip library to GitHub: https://github.com/perevoznyk/karna-compression

Many of today’s applications require the capability of extracting certain files from a ZIP archive, either onto the hard disk or into memory.

Info-ZIP is an Open Source version of Phil Katz’s “deflate” and “inflate” routines used in his popular file compression program, PKZIP. Info-ZIP code has been incorporated into a number of third-party products as well, both commercial and freeware. It offers two dynamic link libraries: one for zipping, and one for unzipping.

The Info-ZIP DLLs are free to use and distribute, but they are designed to be used in C/C++ projects, so they’re not really .NET-friendly. Also, the Info-ZIP package contains almost no documentation showing how to use the Info-ZIP DLLs.

Therefore, I decided to write a small C# wrapper that provides all the required data types and functions in order to give the possibility to work with the Info-ZIP API.

More information about the Info-ZIP project can be found on Info-ZIP’s home site: www.info-zip.org.

 

ORM Is an Offensive Anti-Pattern

ORM is a terrible anti-pattern that violates all principles of object-oriented programming, tearing objects apart and turning them into dumb and passive data bags. There is no excuse for ORM existence in any application, be it a small web app or an enterprise-size system with thousands of tables and CRUD manipulations on them. What is the alternative? SQL-speaking objects.

Source: ORM Is an Offensive Anti-Pattern – DZone Java