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Recent Tech Posts

  • Test Coverage with OpenCover, XUnit, Cake and TeamCity - Recently I was tasked with getting some code coverage results into our TeamCity builds that run our Cake build script. There was previous investment in OpenCover for varying reasons, so despite it getting a bit stale, that was an initial constraint. There were some surprises along the way so I thought I’d pass along the...
  • Build Blues with .Net Standard 2.0 - Recently I updated a UWP app to target Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and .NET Standard 2.0. That enabled updating of several NuGet packages with a NET Standard 2.0 dependency. While there were some breaking changes with those updates, everything compiled and ran in Visual Studio without too much effort. The Build Server Says Your...
  • JIRA to Excel with the Atlassian.Net SDK - Background A current project of mine has no dedicated PM and I’ve had to fulfill some of those duties as the lead developer. That’s included things like status reports, executive reviews, client demos, general sprint and backlog management, and work distribution. I’d much rather be programming than doing such tasks so the more of that...
  • Console App Credentials and the Windows Credential Manager - In working on a little utility to query JIRA tickets in a sprint, I needed a JIRA username and password to pass along to the Atlassian.Net SDK. I didn’t want to prompt for those credentials each time but I also didn’t want to store the credentials myself either, even if encrypted. Using the Windows Credential...
  • Lazy Git Checkout with PowerShell - Some of the feature branch names of my current Git based project can get long at times. I was surprised at first that it didn’t seem I could use a wildcard for a branch name when switching branches with git checkout. That led me to creating the below PowerShell function that was a pretty quick...