VI in all grace but sometimes we need a little bit more firepower and a few more things in our toolbelt if we want to reach our goal faster. Tools, sometimes easy to use, sometimes with a higher learning curve, can help us speed up our day to day tasks a lot.
A lot of people far more clever than me have their own lists, for example I would recommend you in particular to take a look at Scott Hanselmans great list of tools.
In any case, here is my own collections of things I would recommend to have a look at.
What is this? I got the chance to try out NDepend, although with everything else, it took me quite some time until I finally got around to picking it up. Now NDepend is a tool, both command line, stand alone and as an addin to Visual Studio which allows you to do...read more
On my current project we're using Jenkins as a CI platform and Visual Studio Online with TFS for source control. I've been wanting to setup the builds on our intranet again to run the integration tests relying on intranet access each check-in. I had an issue with...read more
When working with git and node js you end up using the command line quite a lot. As a Windows grown developer this is kind of a strange sensation really, you quickly start to appreciate why those Linux guys constantly advocated the bash and you also understand why...read more
There's always that time when you set up a new environment and want to get to that file registered in %PATH%, like msbuild in the developers console or something. You Google or dir /s and eventually find that files but always wonder, is there not an easier way?...read more
I got around to some cleaning today removing all our project warnings, yes you know which I mean, those nasty yellow things in the bottom of your Visual Studio screen every time you build. The ones we shrug at and say "well, they're just warnings" 🙂 I got most of...read more
We're using a nice vSphere ESXi 5.1 host for a lot of our VMs at work and today I found myself unable to get proper mouse and keyboard capture in the VMs. It just acted really strange, sometimes I could get mouse capture when I was outside the VM and as soon as I...read more
Code coverage is a good tool to force you to keep maintaining and adding unit and integration tests to your solution. It also increases your confidence in making changes if you can see that the code your changing is actually covered by tests both before and after your...read more
In the last post I switch to a new syntax highlighter for Wordpress that I'd like to recommend to the rest of the word, namely the Crayon Syntax highlighter available on the wordpress plugin site: Crayon It's got a huge set of features, a wide range of styles,...read more
Time for an update about my recent ventures. I've just now uploaded my very first public Codeplex and Nuget package! Yay! It's called IndentationSplitter and gives right now you a single class called SimpleTree. This class has two methods, Format and Parse. Very...read more
Every time I set up a new environment I have to rewrite this short template for generating view model properties in Resharper. It only takes a minute or two but after doing it like twenty times now I decided I'd put it here to reuse instead. This version of the...read more