One of the things I hate most is redundant whitespaces, so in all editors I use, I try to work with visible whitespace enabled, so I can keep those tiny dots in check. In the Atom editor, this feature is called Show Invisibles, however by default it shows all the invisible characters, including endof and newline characters. There’s no UI (yet?) to toggle which ones you want to see, but luckily, Atom is completely hackable, allowing us to do change about anything!
Update: I was rightly corrected by the creator of uBlock, those are not links, but CSS selectors inside a
<style> tag, to cause the offending links to be removed from the page. Furthermore, those particular rules are being fed from AdBlock Plus’ EasyList, and they are not related to uBlock.
I was tweaking a Jekyll theme to match the style of our Bootstrap-based site, when I suddenly noticed an alarming links to porn/spam sites, visible inside Chrome tools:
As part of teaching myself PowerShell (and converting a legacy mess of perl scripts into something more manageable), I needed a way to export the files that were added or modified between two SVN revisions. After some searching, I came up with this PowerShell script: it takes a repository URL, a from and to revision numbers, and an output directory into which to export the files.
Hi, I’m a developer, and I hate PowerShell*. For no reason in particular, PowerShell just never seemed that appealing for me as a developer, as it was always marketed towards sysadmins. And I never liked the syntax – all those dollar signs reminded me of PHP.
There are way more tools I love and use every day, but the following 3 are my must-haves on every Windows machine I use, so I wanted to share them with you. And they are completely free!
Yesterday, JetBrains announced the first public EAP of ReSharper 9! While I’m sure they will dedicate whole blog posts about the new (and truly amazing!) features of ReSharper 9, I wanted to beat JetBrains to the punch, and let you know about one incredible feature (which I consider a killer feature of ReSharper 9). I am talking about the improvements in dealing with Regular Expressions (Regex)!
In my previous post, I explained how to use the symbol server in dotPeek 1.2 to debug any assembly in Visual Studio, allowing you to set breakpoints and step into any method (provided it was decompiled by dotPeek).
Sometimes, we wish we could just step into some 3rd party library, to figure out how it works, but we either don’t have the source code, or otherwise just can’t. Fortunately, this is made possible by dotPeek v1.2 that was just released, which can act as a symbol server for decompiled assemblies!
This is a step-by-step recount of my attempt to migrate an existing 3-year old TFS (TFVC) repository to git, while keeping all the history, and then moving it to Visual Studio Online, a TFS in the cloud. This wasn’t an easy task, as there is no direct export-import built into either tools. I also ran into some problems during this lengthy process, and I describe the steps to solve them. Set aside a few hours of your time, brew some coffee (or tea), and let’s get started!
I was called over to see if I could help solve a strange issue – every time the build script (Ant) for the client’s Android app ran – certain files that were modified by the build script (a
.properties file, few others), were suddenly inaccessible to other people logging to the machine – only the user who initiated the build could still write to the files. Looking at the file permissions tab proved as much: only the current user and the Administrators group could access the file!