Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is now Azure DevOps!
Azure DevOps is a set of separate but integrated hosted services for work planning, source control, build and release, testing, and artifact management that meets you wherever you do your development as well as wherever you deploy. Azure DevOps continues to be available on-premise as Team Foundation Server (TFS) and will […] Read more
Ever try to write expressions for all the numbers from 1 to 100 using only the digits in the current year?
In 2017, I wrote a code to write these expressions for any year provided. Click here for the Github link. Try it for yourself. Click here to see how many expressions can […] Read more
Viewing method return values in the Locals/Autos windows in Visual Studio
Visual Studio is packed with tons of great debugging tools. There are so many tools that it’s often hard to keep track of them all. Simply knowing about a tool can make a significant improvement to your productivity. In this post, we’ll look at how you can examine […] Read more
Have you ever needed to complete a sample project during an interview process?
Some tech companies ask potential applicants to complete a tic tac toe game project to assess their coding abilities. The applicants are asked what they intend to create and how long they expect the project to take. As an interviewer, I wanted to assess how well […] Read more
External code audit? Need a list of TFS file changes during a specific time frame?
Consider using a PowerShell script.
While history in TFS can provide a list, it does it by changeset, not by file. To see it by file, only one file can be seen at a time. PowerShell script can get the change history of a […] Read more
Material Design In XAML (MDIX) is a beautiful theme library that brings Google’s Material Design to your Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) applications. In this tutorial, we look at how easy it is to get started with one of its most powerful controls, the DialogHost. It provides a simple way to display a dialog with information or prompt the […] Read more
Mark Michaelis has been awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2018-2019 in recognition of his exceptional technical community leadership!
What’s a Microsoft MVP?
According to mvp.microsoft.com, “MVPs are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting […] Read more
C# (pronounced C Sharp) is a language used in combination with Microsoft’s .NET framework for developing applications. “The open-sourced nature of C# and the framework that comes with it is pretty unique,” Mark Michaelis said during a recent interview on Code Chat. “What really makes C# powerful is that […] Read more
DevOps, or Development and Operations, is the integration of the people, process and tools required to deliver high-quality software in an agile manner from concept all the way to production.
In its simplest terms, DevOps is the what holds a development team and operations team together so that they understand what each other […] Read more