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04 September, 2015.
Right now, I’m in pretty good shape. I have the confidence to say this because I’ve worked very hard over the last 18 months to get to this point. I’m not a muscular person, like what you might see in a designer underwear advert…and this was never my personal goal, but I certainly don’t feel embarrassed anymore when I take my shirt off. I’ve discovered a few very simple patterns for losing weight, gaining muscle (at a slow rate) and generally feeling better about myself. This has been such a big…Continue reading
28 August, 2015.
Automatically compile TypeScript files when using VS CodeIf you’re writing TypeScript using Visual Studio, your files are automatically compiled when you save (assuming you haven’t turned this off…the feature is found in the Project Properties > TypeScript Build screen). If you don’t use Visual Studio, and instead are using a lightweight IDE such as VS Code or Sublime Text, you don’t get this feature.Manual compilationFirst things first, how would you normally compile a TypeScript file to…Continue reading
21 August, 2015.
Microsoft ASP .NET 5 is a major shift from traditional ASP .NET methodologies. Whilst I am not actively developing ASP .NET 5 applications at the minute, .NET has always been my bread and butter technology. When I look at industry trends here in the UK, all I see is .NET .NET .NET, therefore it is important to have one eye on the future. I’ve watched all the introduction videos on the ASP .NET website, but I also wanted to take a look at what ASP .NET 5 means to me.This is not meant to be a…Continue reading
07 August, 2015.
With the task runner built in to VS Code, you can set up Gulp to automatically compile your SASS files to CSS with a simple key press.VS Code task runner prerequisitesTo be able to get this working, you need the following prerequisitesWindows, Linux or MacVS CodeNode.js and NPMGulp.jsTo install Gulp run the following command;orTo install into your development environment. I’d generally recommend installing gulp globally as you will likely be using it a lot.You will probably want to install gulp…Continue reading
24 July, 2015.
I’ve been using Visual Studio on an almost daily basis since 2002. Before that, my development tool of choice was Visual Basic 6 (Visual Studio 6). The shift between those two versions felt like using a whole new product at the time. Since then, changes to Visual Studio have been incremental. Microsoft have released a new version every 2-3 years. Visual Studio 2015, however, feels like another significant paradigm shift. The point of this post is not to outline all the shiny new features, there…Continue reading