Category Archives: Essentials

Get Git Part 5

We’ve covered the essential parts of git, but not the useful utilitarian commands. Today we’ll focus on one of the most flexible: Log

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Get Git Part 4

Rebasing OK, don’t panic. I know that rebasing has a very scary reputation, but it is actually pretty straight forward. Before we begin, please note that rebasing has very little to do with Interactive Rebasing covered in part 3 of … Continue reading

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Get Git Part 3

This is the third in a series about Git Merging Branches Last we left off you had committed a number of times to a branch. Now it is time to merge that branch back into main. As noted in the … Continue reading

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Get Git Part 2

This is the second in a series on Git. Work flow I’m not happy with the description of the workflow in the previous posting. It isn’t wrong, it is just a bit oversimplified. Let’s look at the workflow that you’ll … Continue reading

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Get Git

This is the first in a series of posts about Git. Let’s start at the beginning as Humpty Dumpty so wisely advised Alice. What is Git? — Git is a version control system. A version control system is a program … Continue reading

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Covid, False Positives & Bayesian Probability

This is a repost from 2009. It talks about breast cancer, but applies equally well to Covid testing, given the high percentage of false positives (not to mention the more worrisome false negatives). We simply are not wired well for … Continue reading

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New site for my writing

I’ve created a site for my non-technical writing. Check it out.

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MonkeyCache step by step

The amazing James Montemagno of Xamarin/Microsoft has done it again. He has created an incredibly simple cache, named MonkeyCache, that you can get up and running very quickly. In this post I will walk through setting up and using the … Continue reading

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DataTemplateSelector

Suppose you have a collection of items and you want to display them in a ListView (Xamarin.Forms). The catch is that you want to change the display of each item depending on its state or some other code-based attributes. At … Continue reading

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C# 9 Part 3 – Patterns

Jared Parsons – lead of the C# Compiler Team at Microsoft C# 9 Roadmap Jared – LinkedIn Welcome to C# 9

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An Alert From the ViewModel

Quite often we want to send an alert from the view model, but you can only do so from the view. We’ve tackled this problem in the past but we think there is room for a simplified and clear step … Continue reading

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Code Snippet – By request

Code Snippets can save you from repetitive (boring) tasks. Visual Studio comes with a great many code snippets, perhaps the most often used is ctor which creates an empty constructor. You can also create your own. Here is one I … Continue reading

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