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 […]

Dec 062016
 December 6, 2016  Posted by at 3:03 pm Visual Studio 1 Response »
Step by step Macros for Visual Studio

I was asked for a simple example showing how to use/get started with the Macros for Visual Studio extension I mentioned a efw days ago on Twitter. Here is a simple ‘get-started’ I threw together today. I’ll expand this post later with a better example, as well as a video. The extension can be download here […]

Nov 242015
 November 24, 2015  Posted by at 12:18 pm Debugging, Visual Studio No Responses »
Conditional breakpoints FTW

During some debugging today at work while fine tuning an image comparison algorithm one of our developers needed to set some conditional breakpoints instead of breaking each and every passing when iterating over data. While thinking aloud the question of how came up and I showed how this can be done in Visual Studio. Thinking […]

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 […]