Not quite a year ago, I received an email. It was a rather good email that came at just the right time. You see, a lot of things were changing in my life, and not all for the good. Really, I needed a pick-me-up. The email told me I’d been awarded a Microsoft MVP.
So you have git working with VS Code (even if it’s a local TFS server), and you were wondering: Now what? Well, now you git to work.
I am consistently impressed with Visual Studio Code. It’s light weight, it’s open source, it’s on OS X, Windows, and Linux, and it’s free. Whether the use case is having people on different platforms, and different hardware configurations, having the same experience, or simply avoiding the need to spin up a full IDE, VS Code gets things done. And it even supports Git out of the box! What’s not to like?
For me, the Windows Phone Authenticator app is a must-have. I’ve been using it on Windows Phone 8.1 for a while, and I love it. I can’t see myself working without it. And then I got Windows 10 Mobile and it broke. So I fixed it.
We’ve all been there. Sitting in a meeting, carefully explaining what it is that, “you do.” Defining acronyms, using kludged paraphrasing, and ham-fisted allegories. Sometimes, it feels like you’re speaking a different language. Well, on a certain level, that’s exactly what is happening.
The real trick, is don’t let it go to your head.
So you’re developing a website and you’ve decided, or been required, to use PHP to handle some of the server side controls. Not a problem. You’ve done the reading, have your favourite help sites ready, and are down with the challenge. So you startup the website locally to do some testing. And nothing happens.