Setting up a Raspberry Pi but don’t have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse? Me too. I recently spent hours working through old blog posts but ultimately failed. I dug a little deeper and found a couple of tidbits to help set up a raspberry pi without a dedicated monitor, keyboard, or mouse. Better yet! I configured my WiFi dongle during the install too! (more…)
SlowCheetah is a great extension for Visual Studio desktop applications. In short, it enables configuration transforms for desktop application exactly like web applications. Unfortunately, the extension has not been updated to support Visual Studio 2015 RC but the Nuget package works. Here are the changes I had to make to the project XML to get SlowCheetah in VS 2015 RC working.
Dear Graduating or Aspiring software programmers, developers, and engineers;
The job market is very strong! I know all of you will find a job in a relatively short time. I’d like to offer you a few words of advice to help improve your resumes, your chances of landing an interview, and hopefully cut the time you spend looking for a job. (more…)
OAuth 2.0 is a protocol to allow applications limited access to remote resources, HTTP services like a REST WebAPI or WCF, on behalf of the resource owner or itself. The specification outline multiple workflows and understanding the differences and scenarios each apply is somewhat challenging. I hope to summarize the OAuth 2 flows and explain how to use each flow.
A little while back I read about TeamCity Dependencies and thought it was a nifty idea but when I started using the feature I realized how powerful they are. Here, I try to explain the differences between Snapshot and Artifact dependencies in TeamCity, how to add them to your build configuration, and how I have used them and hopefully you will feel comfortable enough to use them too.
I recently started learning about REST and started developing a RESTful API. This has been a great learning experience because I’ve had to learn and apply new concepts and technologies. I’ve written a few points I reuse everyday as I develop this API and how I’ve needed to change the way I think about back-end services. (more…)
Last Christmas I was fortunate enough to receive a great gift, the Turtle Beach PX51.
I originally set it up for use with my PS3 and it blew me away. The setup was so simple and the sound quality so impressive that I didn’t even consider using it for anything else. This was very short sighted of myself. (more…)
My wife and I have debated cutting cable for some time now. We always got hung up on one sticking point or another. First, streaming services didn’t offer our favorite television shows. Then, we wouldn’t be able to get local news or broadcasted channels. In the end, our goal and hurdle to cutting the cord was how do we keep up our current lifestyle without cable. This meant little to no disruption in being able to watch our regular shows which we normally recorded and viewed days later. (more…)