Category Archives: Brian’s Code Extreme

Setting up my VSTS build environment

This is a summary of nightmares and preferences. This is a C# ASP.NET MVC Core project. Do not assume that because it builds locally, it will build and deploy from the VSTS services. The items below are breakdowns of the … Continue reading

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.JS is the new IL

I don’t really know many people who write directly into a js file. I see them using some middleware to convert (“compile”) to js. Here is a pretty exhaustive list of converters. The thing to take from this, is just … Continue reading

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Moving People into PO positions

Challenge: One of the big challenges of getting a PO to adapt to their job position is to remind them that they have to let their old job position go. We have some really talented staff members who are now … Continue reading

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I.N.V.E.S.T. a story about listening to people experienced in Agile development

I think everyone in the development group has heard our engineering manager go on about the Agile term INVEST. Independent (of all others) Negotiable (not a specific contract for features) Valuable (or vertical) Estimable (to a good approximation) Small (so … Continue reading

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Securing your base code for SPAs using ASP.NET MVC the easy way

For this you will only need 1 controller, and 1 optional view. The controller is to provide routing details to the DB and feed back to the view. The optional view then embeds the host page internally, or the controller … Continue reading

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How to get past Visual Studio locking up

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but my top fixes. Locate the devenv.exe for the version of VS that you are working on. devenv.exe /SafeMode Suspends plugins devenv.exe /ResetSkipPkgs Removes packages that are having problems devenv.exe /ResetUserData Resets all of the … Continue reading

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Success by design

Having a good idea for a product is great! But now what? General guide to identify your product This is what causes most products to fail. If you have a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist, then you don’t … Continue reading

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