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GitHub vs GitLab

With Microsoft positioned buy GitHub (for around $2,000,000,000 dollars) – I was reading about how many Linux people were saying they leave GitHub.com. But to where? I mean, there is always: https://www.bitbucket.org – which is great, but GitHub.com is a

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Team Foundation Server

Continuous delivery with VSO to Azure: GOTCHA!

I’m working on a multi-week hackathon with two other people. And yes, apparently a multi-week hackathon is a real “thing”… even if we are the ones who invented it. ANYhow, we decided to use VSO and an Azure website. Setting

Posted in Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

How to set up version control branches

If you write more than 10 lines of code, your source code should be in a version control system (a.k.a source control). This especially includes projects you work on outside of work. Both http://tfs.visualstudio.com and http://www.bitbucket.org both offer free, unlimited

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Working with VS2013 and Git

First-things-first: hopefully you are doing SOME programming outside of work. If you are, then hopefully you are using a version control system. “Why?”, you ask. Well, first because you could fall victim to human error and mess up your code,

Posted in Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Using TFS/Git from Xamarin, SourceTree, and other non-VS clients

If you create a new Team Foundation Service project from http://tfs.visualstudio.com and specify “Git” as the underlying provider, I found that Xamarin and SourceTree on MacOS did NOT like the credentials. I would get a “not authorized” error. To correct

Posted in Apple Stuff, General, Infrastructure, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized

How to delete a project from TFS online

This has come up a few times now, and I’ve needed to research it each time! So, for Future Robert, here’s what you need to know… From this directory: C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0Common7IDE Run something like this: TFSDeleteProject.exe

Posted in Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

“Standing up” an online presence

I’m working on a new project for a web-based application. So, I’ve been going through the motions of “standing up” the online presence for this website. For me, this is what this entails: Source Control – in my case, this

Posted in Azure, Computers and Internet, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized
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