It's late(ish) at night, stuck in my hotel due to the Monster Storm Emma that's turned the UK into an icicle and I'm watching TED talks on my laptop when my good friend Brady Gaster, fellow geek/developer/etc, pings me on Skype with a question. He's got an ASP.NET Core question which I may be able to answer. At least that's what he thinks! So while he's getting ready to ask away I fire open StackOverflow, Google/Bing and https://docs.microsoft.com in hope that I will be able to figure out the answer before he …[read more]
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Visual Studio 2017 offers an extended set of tools that can help developers be more productive and for teams to be more cohesive and consistent. Code consistency is importan at any level you look at it: individual, team and enterprise. Although each developer has his/her unique code writing style, there are cases where we may want to apply a consistent set of rules/styles across a project or event an entire development team. In the past, the best way to do this was through code analysers such as FxCop or StyleCop. They came with a large list of rules …[read more]
In October 2017 I got the privilege to speak at my first Microsoft-organised conference in the Netherlands. It was 2 days (well, 3 days if you count travelling) of packed talks, meetings, interesting conversations and general geeking out. I've spoken about why you should attend these kind of events either as a speaker or attendee many times and this event definitely proved me right. Apart from the awesome talks that I had the chance to attend, I met with many Microsoft and non-Microsoft developers from around the world and got the chance to learn from them and expand my network …[read more]
PowerShell is an amazing tool used heavily to manage a plethora of Windows and Microsoft services. With the release of the latest PowerShell as a cross-platform tool, this experience has been extended to Linux and MacOS as well. You can use PowerShell to do pretty much anything, from managing Windows OS features, to configuring SharePoint and SQL to executing maintenance tasks and even run code (.NET). Yes, that's right. Because PowerShell was built with code execution and extensibility in mind, you can easily import any .NET Framework APIs and work directly with them embedding C# code inside your scripts. In …[read more]
If you've never seen OzCode in action, then brace yourselves for the most awesome tool in Visual Studio. Yes, even more awesome than Resharper and everything else you have to throw at me. What is OzCode? OzCode is a debugging tool that you install as an extension and it can totally transform the way you debug and work with your code within Visual Studio. It overtakes from the built-in debugger to give you so many more features to simplify your work and allow you to focus on what really matters, fixing the problem. As developers, we spend most of our …[read more]