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Getting Started with Git in VS 2017

This talks about some basic steps for getting started with Git repositories in Visual Studio 2017. This doesn’t talk about overall usage, but rather just how to get some things setup. Visual Studio 2017 already comes with basic support for Git. In this post I’m using Visual Studio 2017.3.3. The first think I did was […]

Windows Live Writer 2012 in June 2017

Some day OpenLiveWriter will replace Windows Live Writer (I hope)… But for now I use the Paste As Visual Studio Code plug in, and at the time of this writing, there’s nothing like that for OpenLiveWriter. Fortunately, at the bottom of this page is a location where you can download wlsetup-all.exe: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/livemail-wlinstall/windows-essentials-2012-microsoft-offline/0dbbd92a-991c-48d7-8157-26decd351da8 Then, there are […]

No Startup Sound for Windows 10

At least by default it doesn’t seem there is a startup sound. This is GREAT! I travelled this week and have no idea how many times I heard the Windows 7 startup sound. Why do you need a sound? The only real reason I can think of is because the startup is so slow. The […]

How can I unit test unsubscribing from an event? (C#)

I’ve seen some strange bugs that occur when you don’t properly unsubscribe from events. But it seems I’m always stuck when it comes to unit testing that. Well, I use Moq for most of my mocking and there are some techniques you can use for testing that your subscribed, namely by Raise(ing) the event in […]

Live Writer Lives On!

This is my first blog post being written from Open Live Writer. I suspect there are so many people to thank that I wouldn’t even know where to start. Details I’ve used Live Writer for years to create blog posts. When it looked like Live Writer would go away I probably tried 10 other authoring […]

Software Development Metrics

Headline: For modern software development I’ve been working on some key metrics that seem to correlate to high quality and profitable software. List of Metrics Number of customer reported bugs Automated test code coverage Completed user stories Code analysis warnings Changesets per day Regressive bugs Number of broken builds Profitability There are two components to […]

What’s Your Quality Bar?

I put “New Horizontal Tab Group”, “Run Code Analysis on Solution” , and “Analyze Code Coverage for All Tests” on a Visual Studio Toolbar called “Quality”. Before you check-in The steps before checking in code should be: Get Latest Version Build Run Code Analysis on Solution Analyzed Code Coverage for All Tests Most advice as […]

Productivity Power Tools 2015

These tools are great, and probably many of you have already found this Visual Studio 2015 extension. They really help when trying to review code changes. The Benefit Today I had to compare a file from two different points in time. Unfortunately, some developers had the productivity tools and others did not. As a result […]

Long Live Live Writer!

I was so happy to see this on my most recent quest to install Live Writer when I got a new computer! http://www.computerworld.com/article/2934449/windows-apps/its-alive-microsoft-to-let-live-writer-live-on-as-open-source.html This application does what it needs to do and makes it very easy to do attractive blog posts! I’m happy to help (if I can).

Skype for Business Location

Headline: If you have an entry in the “What’s happening today?” text box, that will show up. If you don’t, then the location will show up. I want to see location information As best I recall in Lync 2010 I would see a user’s name and status on one line, their “What’s happening today” on […]