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Creating Undo Functionality

Lately I’ve been working on an app to automate some features of a really great deployment product called Octopus Deploy. It’s a really great product, but when you need to set up a new deployment, you need to go into

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Open Source, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

What I learned from bringing an AngularJS app to production

A couple of months ago, I was innocently asked by co-worker, author, F# MVP and all-around-nice-guy, Jamie Dixon if I wanted to participate in a work-based hackathon for the weekend. I naively said “sure!” Well, we ended up winning 1st

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, JQuery, New Technology, Professional Development, SQL, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Web Services

Division42.CodeSnippets updated to support VS2015

A while ago, I published some code snippets which I use all of the time. The source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/Division42LLC/Division42.CodeSnippets  The VSIX installer for Visual Studio is available on Visual Studio Gallery (or via VS directly): https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/7f385eaf-a2e0-4cc8-9d3f-e53bb9cef4f2

Posted in Best-practices, General, Open Source, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Using code first entity frameworks in .NET – my cheat sheet

If you are a .NET developers, chances are you will need a database at some point. In the olden days there was ADO.NET – but that was not fun because you had to be tightly-coupled with the database, and you

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Could you switch from Windows to Linux? (2015 Edition)

Here’s a little foreshadowing: I wrote most of this blog post in Blogilo on Ubuntu. Despite me saving a draft, Blogilo crashed at one point – when it came back, I can’t find my draft anywhere. I look on the

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows

Why not see if you like Django? (Mega-post Edition!)

As mentioned, I’ve been learning more Python in recent months. As more of an end-user app developer, I am also regularly drawn to technologies that allow me to create regular applications for regular users. Python is great for automation and

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio
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