I watched at least six hours of training videos covering DSC last night during the election coverage. DSC fascinates me. Originally, I was trying to solve a problem we have at Stark, but at this point, I’m having difficulting not thinking about how/where I can use DSC. …Continue reading “On Powershell’s Desired State Configuration” [On Powershell’s Desired State Configuration]
Perhaps that’s an overly dramatic title. More than likely, you don’t even know what I’m talking about.
That’s because I have a little secret and today is the day that I kill that secret like a mean old meanie head.
On July 8, 2015, I quietly, secretly released a side project to the world… RealCoder79. …Continue reading “RealCoder79 is dead to me now” [RealCoder79 is dead to me now]
The video demonstrates what I had to go through to get Aurelia v0.10.1 working on Windows 10. It’s a pretty bad video, but you might learn something if you suffer through it.
Nothing to sugar coat here… The video below wasn’t properly planned and isn’t awesome in my opinion. But I’m releasing it anyway. Surely, it will help someone.
Yes? And I’ve done it.
Would I recommend it?
I basically started from a new Web Application project with the latest ASP.NET bits installed. …Continue reading “Ride the Dresko Wave” [Ride the Dresko Wave]
Was doing some work today that just happened to involve some very basic, but very power regular expressions, and decided to make a quick, unscripted video to demonstrate a few techniques I use all the time. I hope benefits someone out there who doesn’t realize the immense power that comes with understanding a few simple regular expressions.
A weird thing started happening on my TFS build server recently. When it came time to run the unit tests, the build would fail with:
The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.
For reference, here’s the standard testing step that was failing.. Note the “Test Assembly” parameter.. Nothing out of the ordinary there.
If you’re reading this right now, it’s likely because you just discovered that XSD.exe doesn’t honor import declarations within XSD files.
The fix, it turns out, is to manually specify each XSD that the primary XSD requires. Something like xsd.exe primary.xsd imported.xsd another.xsd
In my case, my primary XSD file imported several XSD files… those those imported XSD files imported their own XSD files.. And putting that nasty command line together manually is just too far below my pay grade. …Continue reading “XSD.exe and imports – a solution” [XSD.exe and imports – a solution]
(If you are a developer for a health insurance company looking for details on this project, you’ll find that towards the bottom)
Let’s face it, some code is more fun than others. Especially when you get to create a brand new project from scratch. For me, it’s even more fun when there’s no UI to make “pretty”. And that’s exactly what I got to write over the past week.
It was a simple project with a terrific opportunity to write some amazing code: Take some CSV files and convert them to the format outlined here. Add bonus points for going well beyond the validation requirements in the spec.
In the end, there were 1764 lines of code, with 76 passing unit tests achieving over 98% code coverage. There’s also zero duplicate code and, for me, at least, some decent metrics upon analysis. …Continue reading “Fun code” [Fun code]
I’ve made a lot of changes to CHK since my first post a couple of weeks ago. CHK now works much better and is much more powerful. Let’s just say this thing turned out to be a much bigger project than I originally anticipated, and I learned a lot in the process.
This time, I’ve created a video to illustrate how CHK works, and how to begin using CHK yourself. It’s not an awesome video, but hopefully it gets the point across. …Continue reading “Chocolatey Hotkey – using and creating plugins, hosts, and libraries” [Chocolatey Hotkey – using and creating plugins, hosts, and libraries]
2017: Why is this post so popular? It’s always one of the highest viewed posts on my site and I’ve never understood why. When you’re done reading, please leave a comment letting me know.
Source code for this extension is not available, and I did not have time to go to Microsoft to figure out when/if they’re going to release an update. Here are the steps I performed to update the extension: …Continue reading “Entity Framework Power Tools for Visual Studio 2015” [Entity Framework Power Tools for Visual Studio 2015]