Putting quotes in your Powershell prompt.

13 Aug 2022 -

I just discovered my friend Meg Gutshall has a blog, and was reading her latest entry (from last year – she updates hers about as often as I update this one): A Random Quote Generator for Your Terminal. It displays a quote as part of the prompt in a BASH shell. I thought this was...

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TaskCollection - Making your async code parallel

17 Dec 2021 -

When I wrote an article for the 2021 C# Advent Calendar on Tuesday, I promised to post a couple days in a row. That didn’t work out. But at least I eventually got to it. The async\await keyword added to C# a few years ago greatly simplified use asynchronous code in our applications. However, asynchronous...

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TimeThis! - Simple timings for code blocks (Fun with IDisposable)

14 Dec 2021 -

This post is for day 14 of the 2021 C# Advent Calendar operated by Matthew Groves. Thanks for letting me participate! After I reserving my spot for this year, I realized two things: I forgot to sign up last year, after participating the first three years and Largely due to that, I haven’t written anything...

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Cleanup Scaffolded Code with modelbuild

12 Dec 2019 -

This post is for day 12 of the 2019 C# Advent Calendar operated by Matthew Groves. Thanks for letting me participate! Now, this isn’t specifically about C#; it’s more directly about .NET Core and Visual Studio tooling, but we use C# in it, so it counts…. EntityFramework would really like you to use the “code...

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Simplify Data Entry in Xamarin Forms with MappedButton

23 Jul 2019 -

Back when Steven Thewissen proposed the “Xamarin UI July”, I thought “Great! That would be the perfect place to talk about that custom control I created for that Xamarin project I did. I then spent the next month working on a Vue-based website (my first time use VueJs). Now I have to shift my brain...

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