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Posted on 07/29/2015

You walk by the office of a programmer in the morning and talk for 30 seconds with them. Nothing more than good morning and how was your day yesterday. Short, polite, and no big deal as you only took half a minute, right? Actually — no! Your 30-second interruption is a 45-minute hit in their […] …read more

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Posted on 05/28/2015

When you start with TypeScript, installing and using it is easy. What’s difficult is knowing how to use it well. Below are the lessons our dev team learned, coming from the worlds of Java & C# to TypeScript. Some of the TypeScript tips came easy for us, but many we learned after first trying several […] …read more

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Posted on 05/26/2015

The Problem: Automation with VSO If you try to automate things with Visual Studio Online (VSO), you’ll run into authentication problems. Here’s why. You access VSO with a Microsoft Account. To sign-in to that account, you have to put your username and password into a pop-up window from Microsoft. BUT… that doesn’t work for automation, […] …read more

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Posted on 05/05/2015

I’ve been setting up continuous integration with Visual Studio Online (VSO). The whole process has been a big pain in the butt, but I finally figured out what was going on. I began my continuous integration adventure. A while back my boss put me in charge of automated testing and I thought great, I’m into […] …read more

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Posted on 02/19/2015

Recently a customer contacted support because he wanted to render HTML charts on the fly in a Web app, but the output wasn’t rendering properly. If you find yourself in the same situation — when you have generated a report and you would like to access the images before they are written out to the […] …read more

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