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This gets my vote for cool site of the month

Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:30 AM

Using gVIM to program NASM (a noobs insights)
I’m new to vim and to nasm… several months ago I put up a post on how I had discovered a tutorial on VIM and was going to give it a second try – my first attempt failing dismally. At the time my second attempt fell through after about two weeks – I was just to comfortable with Windows and the concept of not having everything menu based was too daunting for me. So when a few weeks ago I decided to give vim a third chance, it was pretty much a “last chance” - if I didn’t see any light at the end of ......

Posted On Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:10 AM

A compelling merging model for Git and other DSCS


It has been a while now since I moved over to Git. So far out of all the SCS’s that I have used, this has been the least painful and the most enjoyable. For those of you looking for a team approach for using Git, I suggest you read the following post…

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:21 PM

New Resharper Code Style Sharing in v6.1 Features.
I noticed this today, since I have updated Resharper to v6.1. In the past you could specify a single file for code style sharing. You are now presented with the following message. If you follow the menu options you will now see the following… From what it looks like, you can have your personal code settings, and then team settings and set the order of priorities ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:28 AM

Working with NDBUnit – my suggested project structure for removing complexity.
In the team that I have been working with lately they use NDBUnit to control the test database state for Integration Tests. Today I thought I would blog briefly on one of the issues we had and how we are going to go forward in the future in structuring our solution and working with NDBUnit. Let me say upfront that I am no expert with NDBUnit, so if you are an expert with this tool, and you can see glaring mistakes in this post, add a comment (I would appreciate that). That said, let me highlight ......

Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011 10:07 AM

Getting Jenkins to ignore the exit code if failure
Today I had an issue with Jenkins where I wanted it to perform a set of tasks, but not worry about the exit code of any of the tasks…. In my instance I was using Jenkins to run DotCover to check the code coverage of a solution and then run a custom application to make sure the coverage was sufficient….The challenge I was facing that for DotCover to generate coverage statistics, it would need to run NUnit. If a test in NUnit failed for some reason, regardless of the the total coverage of the tests ......

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:29 PM

Two useful extensions for Presenters using VS2010
With TechEd Africa starting in two days time I thought I would briefly blog about two useful extensions I use for VS2010 when presenting. They are Presentation Zoom by Chris Granger ZoomEditorMargin by Benjamin Gopp The Presentation Zoom extension creates a global zoom level so that if you zoom a single window, all editor instances will be updated to that zoom level. Before I had this extension I had a few circumstances where I was not aware of the resolution restrictions of the projector until 5 ......

Posted On Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:35 AM

One month into Git
It has been roughly one month since I have started using Git – previous SCM’s were SVN and TFS. One month into using a distributed SCM’s and I am very impressed. A few suggestions to those thinking of migrating or trying it out… Prepare to feel uncomfortable for a while – this goes when changing or trying out anything new – especially when you are comfortable with previous tools, when I moved to Git it felt very foreign at first, especially coming from a Windows paradigm where you are used to everything ......

Posted On Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:14 AM

Learning VIM – A windows fanboy’s progression from despair to hope
A while back read a book called the “pragmatic programmer”. Great book and I highly recommend – A section in the book was titled “Power Editing” and a suggestion they made was to have one editor. The motivation being that it is better to know one editor very well, and use it for all editing tasks: code, documentations, memos, etc. I buy into this concept – up to this point I work primarily in Visual Studio and do any other text editing in notepad or programmers notepad and while I have been able ......

Posted On Saturday, November 5, 2011 2:18 PM

Git Revisited
Having worked with TFS & SVN for a while now, I recently was put in a position where I had to get up to speed with Git. My only experience with Git up to now was attending a brief presentation on the subject and spending a few hours playing around with it – interesting at the time, but foreign enough for me not to hold any strong opinions on the matter. For the last two weeks I have had to get exposure to Git, and after getting over the initial “uncomfortable” stage I must say that Git is seeming ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:53 PM

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