NodeJS, Java and .NET Build Automation with VSTS (VSO, TFS)

Have you tried Visual Studio Online (or Visual Studio Team Services, as it is now called) for build automation? VSTS (TFS 2015) has a new and much powerful build engine than TFS 2013 and you can now configure build automation for NodeJS, Java, Android, XCode and .NET. The video recording below is a quick guide to configure Cross Platform Build ...

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Rebooting ALM Part II: Power

This is the 2nd part in the Rebooting ALM series. Check out the first part “Evolution“, to see how we got here. (See what I did?). The first tool, I think, that started the ALM tool chain, was source control. There were compilers, and some IDEs, but source control systems were solutions for team-work. If you think about it, the ...

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Animation based collision volumes

There is hardly a single game that does not need some form of collision between game objects. In many cases it is enough to approximate the shape of an object by a simpler one to simplify and speed up collision detection. It is for example very common – especially in 2D games – to use circles or boxes as colliding ...

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Articles on Glimpse, WebHooks and ASP.NET on AWS

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update! In today’s edition, there are 10 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world. Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority:It’s free, automated, and open. In Public Beta Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) is a California public benefit corporation, and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization ...

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Follow-up-EvolvingPublication

Martin Fowler just published a “Bliki” article on his site about EvolvingPublication. This is a concept I’ve been using for a while now by myself and found it very useful. Here’s my follow-up to this article.   Good articles have to be concise and deliver their core message quickly. People don’t have time, time to read but also time to ...

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VS2015 Update 1 brings (back) parallel test execution

Yesterday I’ve installed the new VS2015 update and tried to make my machine talk to my win10 (IoT core) Raspberry PI. It didn’t help but that’s a story for another blog post – spoiler: it was a problem with my laptops Ethernet port. After the dust settled I’ve started reading about the new goodness that was just added to my ...

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Rebooting ALM Part I: Evolution

This is the first in a series about Rebooting ALM. I’m going to present this next at Agile Slovenia in a week, don’t miss it. I’ve started thinking about how Application Life Cycle Management has changed over the years. It’s funny, because what’s the first thing they teach you in agile class (I hope)?   “Individuals and interactions over processes ...

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C# Settings reminder

As a reminder to self: Settings are nice (too bad they advertise them as Windows Forms Application Settings, as they are just as useful for other assemblies), but be aware… When using Settings.Default, it will get the values to the state of the app.config (or defaults if there is no app.config) of the assembly that defined the settings, not the ...

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Setting up SDL2 with Visual Studio 2015

This article is based on “SDL2: Setting up SDL2 in Visual Studio (2013 or any other)“, which was published at Programmer’s Ranch on 10th February 2014. This article uses Visual Studio 2015 Community, and although the steps should mostly apply to any version of Visual Studio, I’ve included steps specific to VS2015 because of issues encountered. It also uses a ...

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