Toastmasters for the software developer

In this video, I, or rather, RealCoder79, give a short speech at Greenville’s Metro Toastmasters about how Toastmasters can benefit software developers.  

Toastmasters, if you didn’t know, provides “a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.”

Being that I killed recently, I thought it’d be a good idea to give some of that old content a new home. 


A Review of Devart’s Code Compare Diff Tool for Windows

Hi, my name is Alex, and I’m a power hungry software developer.  Devart’s Code Compare diff tool for Windows is power. By our powers combined, I am a powerful software developer. 

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On Powershell’s Desired State Configuration

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]

RealCoder79 is dead to me now

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]

Getting started with Aurelia on Windows 10

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. 

…Continue reading “Getting started with Aurelia on Windows 10” [Getting started with Aurelia on Windows 10]

Vstest says, “Path too long”? I fix.

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.

So I dug in.. …Continue reading “Vstest says, “Path too long”? I fix.” [Vstest says, “Path too long”? I fix.]

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