I present to you my newest tool… jumpstart is a command-line tool to create new C# projects from prebuilt/templates. As an experienced developers it’s very common we have some kind of template solution when we start a new project. Maybe it’s the latest project we work on, maybe it’s a...
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Starting a Buildron mod with a mod template

In this post I will show how to start building a mod to Buildron using a mod template. Download Download the Buildron-Mod-Template.zip from releases page. Unzip it in any folder. Creating the solution Open a prompt (win) or a terminal (linux/mac). Go to the folder where you unzip Buildron-Mod-Template.zip. Type:...
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Buildron 2.0.0-RC1 - Mods support

After some months of hard work I finally released the Buildron mods support. This Buildron 2.0.0-RC1 represents a great change in Buildron code structure, because we built a mods support that allow any developer add his own mods to Buildron. Hope to see you building some mods to Buildron. We’re...
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Testing js-dos

Recenlty I discovered the project Emscripten: Emscripten is an LLVM-to-JavaScript compiler. It takes LLVM bitcode - which can be generated from C/C++, using llvm-gcc (DragonEgg) or clang, or any other language that can be converted into LLVM - and compiles that into JavaScript, which can be run on the web...
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Buildron - Your builds, our world! ...and now our open source code too

Buildron is a build radiator to continuous integration server like TeamCity, Jenkins and Hudson. We’ve built it as a Skahal’s product and now we decide to open source it: http://github.com/skahal/buildron. You can run it on Windows, OSX and Linux: https://github.com/skahal/Buildron/releases There is a remote control app too (Windows, OSX, Linux,...
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Using a FxCop badge on your GitHub repository

The use of badges on GitHub repositories helps us to promote good pratices about our code. Some amazing services like the Shileds.io can generate almost all badges you can imagine, but what about those badges where there is no such online service to perform this job? One common case is...
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Auto tracking your time with ControlPlane + Toggl

So, do you want to track the time you spend in some tasks, but always forget to start the time tracking? I love to used Toggl.com to time tracking and a few days ago I discovered another amazing app to OSX: ControlPlane. ControlPlane, in few words, is an app that...
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Getting your code documentation at runtime

In some situations, like generate a live console for a web api or generate code using T4 template we need a way to read the code documentation at runtime. Some time ago I’ve faced that situation again and I thought: “Should be an easy way to read this code documentation!”....
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Improving your debug with DebuggerDisplay

There is an amazing and easy to use custom attribute on .NET Framework stack that I rarely see in use. It helps and improve the way you can debug your code and you just need a line of code to use it: DebuggerDisplay. Maybe you’ve used it a lot and...
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Using sensitive data on your Travis CI build

You have programmed an amazing functional tests to validate your infrastructure service that connect on Google Docs. These functional tests run perfect well on your development machine and now you want to run them on Travis CI, but how to do this without reveal your Google’s username and password worldwide? Travis...
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Why we should avoid DateTime.UtcNow inside a Linq to Entities query?

Because we can get unexpected results! (after read this tip, will be expected results ;)) What is the diference between these two Linq queries? Query 1 var filterDate = DateTime.UtcNow; ctx.Set.Where(m => m.DateTime > filterDate); Query 2 ctx.Set.Where(m => m.DateTime > DateTime.UtcNow); The first one will generate a SQL with...
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DDD by quotes

The Eric Evans’ book “Domain-Driven Design - Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software” is like a Bible for who intend to use DDD, so, I guess that some quotes of the book can help us to validate our DDD approach. The list below is just a “check-point list”, because,...
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Looking in some backups I found one of my first games. I made it about 14 years ago: a Nibble in 461 lines of C. I push the source code and binary files to a GitHub repository: https://github.com/giacomelli/Nibble
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