Jun 302017
 
(Not so) Stupid Question 300:Where does the preference for dark editors come from?

Dark editors are preferred over light theme editors by many developers. But where does this come from? The very first command-lines had a dark background, and the color preference might have stuck around for that reason. Why dark? Well, the earliest computer interfaces were cathode ray tubes. The vacuum tube had a phosphorescent screen, normally […]

Jun 212017
 
 June 21, 2017  Posted by at 6:17 am Dev Environment, Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 299: Where does the editor war stem from?

The rivalry between different editors is as notorious as the tabs versus spaces debate. In Silicon Valley, the series on the startup in Silicon Valley called Pied Piper; the main character notoriously breaks up with hid dream girl (a developer at Google) because she uses spaces, not tabs. Arguing over indentation style might seem trivial, […]

Nov 242016
 
 November 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:32 pm C# & F#, Dev Environment 2 Responses »
Weather API in five minutes

I have been working on my wardrobe application and added the weather feature a few days ago. I try to find time to finish the application, but it’s going slower than I wish it did. Last Saturday I moved to a new apartment and as I have been unpacking I have also sorted my clothes […]

Nov 172016
 
 November 17, 2016  Posted by at 9:11 am Dev Environment 2 Responses »
Summary of what's new in Visual Studio 2017: IDE specific changes and what’s new for desktop developers

  The release candidate can be downloaded here Let’s dense this down. Here it is (or at least some of it). I’ll have to write a specific post on language specific changes 😀 – so many 😀 VS 33% faster 55% smaller Go to all search (like the Resharper one) with filters Run to click […]

Nov 232015
 
 November 23, 2015  Posted by at 3:27 pm AutoHotKey, Dev Environment, Developer At Work, Life of Iris No Responses »
The arrows on my Pok3r (AHK script)

I’m finding myself in a small white room, packed with a large crowd of very young German girls and one very popular (and tanned) Aussie. My ‘Nerds rule’ sticker isn’t making me any new friends, but that’s alright- I’m just trying to prove to somebody that I certainly *can* (if I *really have to*) stay […]

Sep 102015
 
 September 10, 2015  Posted by at 12:14 pm Dev Environment, DIY, Life of Iris 11 Responses »
Putting together my dream office

I’m a programmer. A passion, borderline obsession. My office has become that getaway island where I spend most my time, dreaming, thinking and coding. Creating the ultimate work space has become a priority. I want to feel energized and inspired when I sit down. Earlier this year I tweeted several images of setups I really […]

Mar 192015
 
 March 19, 2015  Posted by at 11:25 am Debugging, Dev Environment No Responses »
Video: The File Exists- IOException and monitoring file creation

Turns out quite a few people have had similar problems and after several emails and comments I decided to reproduce the problem and the debugging and record it. Hopefully the video should help a few more, and as always feel free to share tips and tricks,- and whatever problems you encountered! Here is the previous […]

Mar 142015
 
 March 14, 2015  Posted by at 11:28 am Debugging, Debugging Windows, Dev Environment 2 Responses »
The File Exists- IOException, monitoring file creation and Atom

Last week was interesting. I spent 5 hours debugging my laptop after having several problems with it. Upside is that I have a few things to share with you 🙂 Let’s start with the first problem. EDIT: VIDEO ADDED HERE My laptop is new, it’s a work laptop and I hadn’t installed much more than […]

Feb 262015
 
 February 26, 2015  Posted by at 11:40 pm Cordova, Dev Environment, Universal Apps, Visual Studio, WinRT No Responses »
Cordova app in Visual Studio error with Windows Store deploy/debug: certificate specified has expired

While building and attempting to debug a Window Store Cordova application in Visual Studio I got an error that the certificate has expired. Error     3            The certificate specified has expired. For more information about renewing certificates (Yes, I created a project called deleteme so I could grab a screenshot of the error for you hehe) […]

Feb 142015
 
 February 14, 2015  Posted by at 2:41 pm Android, Cordova, Dev Environment, Visual Studio No Responses »
Android emulator does not contain a SD card

EDIT: As I wrote in the previous blog post, the VS2015 emulator and Genymotion emulator will be covered in a separate post. Thank you however for the comments, keep them coming! hugs Happy Valentines day dear readers! Mine started with a migraine marathon extended from last night so I’m quite looking forward to try to […]

Jan 122015
 
 January 12, 2015  Posted by at 9:22 am Dev Environment, DIY No Responses »
Salvaging your data from the hard drive without pulling out the disk (on Windows)

Unless the drive is corrupt. Disclaimer: the steps below describe what I did and I cannot take any responsibility for data loss if something goes wrong when you follow them. Please read all the steps before proceeding. As I was just wrapping up recording a module for Pluralsight on a desktop automation tool my computer […]

Nov 112014
 
 November 11, 2014  Posted by at 5:39 pm C# & F#, Dev Environment No Responses »
Error: Access denied when running SpeechSynthesizer().SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text)

Today I encountered a problem I haven’t seen since the Windows 8 RTM, on a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and VS 2013 with update 3. I was doing some work with Optical Character Recognition, actually a blog post for tomorrow. However, whenever I was trying to use await new SpeechSynthesizer().SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text); I kept getting an […]

Feb 102014
 
 February 10, 2014  Posted by at 9:00 am Dev Environment, Dev Ops Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Deploying from local git repository to Azure websites (w. video)

One of the options Azure Websites offer is deployment via source control. We will deploy from a local Git repository to the staging site. You can follow the exact steps and deploy to the production site to practice if you don’t want to pay for the staging option. In the Quick Create menu or Dashboard […]

Feb 042014
 
 February 4, 2014  Posted by at 5:36 pm Dev Environment, Dev Ops Tagged with:  1 Response »
How to swap between staging and production on Azure Websites (video + tutorial)

Time for another Azure Website post. This time I’ve gone the extra mile and even recorded a video, hope you like it 🙂 I’ll keep the writing to a minimum, watch the video if you need more ‘talk’, personally I like ‘scrollable’ posts when it’s just a simple thing being demonstrated. No need to add […]

Jan 112014
 
 January 11, 2014  Posted by at 3:29 pm Dev Environment, Dev Ops 5 Responses »
Visual Studio Online setup speed test and guide: Continuous Integration and Deployment pipeline

Alright. How fast can I set up a Continuous Integration and Deployment pipeline with Visual Studio Online, Git, Visual Studio Express and Azure Websites the first time I set it up? Now that I got your attention with a super-sexy title like that, please – *please*- keep in mind that this is by no means […]

Dec 122013
 
 December 12, 2013  Posted by at 10:06 am Dev Environment No Responses »
Das Keyboard Scores- 6 weeks later

It has been two months with the blank keyboard now, and six weeks where I’ve measured my words per minutes on weekly, and sometimes daily basis. Not so surprisingly I’ve had the biggest progress in the beginning, after all I’ve always looked at the keys out of habit and not doing so has been quite […]