Beyond lines of code

Published: 5 months ago

IIS Basic Authentication and Web Applications – Resolving Error 404

I was trying to set up a very basic form of authentication on Internet Information Services the other day and I stumbled upon a problem that I could not resolve for quite some time. As usual, when you are stuck on something as basic …

Published: 7 months ago

Response to Unsound documentary

Just finished watching the trailer of Unsound – a documentary about the horrific state of the music industry. If you haven’t seen the trailer you can find it here. I simply could not resist writing down how I feel about this topic. I write …

Published: 2 years ago

NT Conference – Impressions + Presentation Resources

Courtesy of http://www.ntk.si/ Last month I gave out a presentation on Team Foundation Server at the NT Conference in Slovenia. It was my first time at the conference and it was amazing. Slovenia is a great place place to be and the city where …

Published: 2 years ago

Writing quality MSBuild scripts

Let’s get straight to the point. Builds in one form or another are fundamental part of shipping software and if you are serious about software you have to be serious about your build process and your build scripts in particular. You can have the …

Published: 4 years ago

Books I Recommend – Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler

  Yet another classic. This book is an extensive compilation of refactorings that range from providing meaningful names for variable to collapsing class hierarchies. Every pattern is introduced in three stages – Motivation, Mechanics, and Example. The Motivation section presents the problem that a …

Published: 4 years ago

Books I Recommend – Clean Code by Robert C. Martin

  “Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees.” Here is another one of my favorite books. I am not sure if this book needs introduction but if you haven’t heard about it …

Published: 4 years ago

Visual Studio Code Snippets for TestClass and TestMethod

Tired of writing [TestMethod] and [TestClass] when creating tests? Well, I got tired and wrote two very simple Visual Studio snippets that can create test classes and test methods. Just copy the two .snippet files into C:\<Program Files Folder>\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC#\Snippets\1033\Visual C# , …

Published: 4 years ago

Movies To See: The Cove

This is one of those movies that makes you think about our disregard of all living creatures and our arrogance as rulers of Earth. This amazingly well-crafted documentary exposes the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in …

Published: 4 years ago

Mocking The File System to Improve Testability

Recently I started writing a simple application that would help me organize my music files by automatically renaming them using their tags and moving them to their designated folders. As expected the program will rely on the file system classes that the .Net Framework …

Published: 4 years ago

Books I Recommend – I. M. Wright’s Hard Code by Eric Brechner

  I have been yearning to write about this book for a long time since it  had become an all-time favorite. You have got to love this book for its incredible depth, witty jokes, great style, and funky structure. Definitely a must-read for every …

Published: 5 years ago

Visual Studio Low Contrast Theme – Zenburn Remixed

Several months ago I started my hunt for a decent low contrast theme for Visual Studio and I came across a very extensive article on the subject by Scott Hanselman.  I tried several themes but the one that caught my attention was Oren Ellenbogen’s …

Published: 5 years ago

Replacing multiple files with Windows PowerShell

A couple of days ago I had to overwrite several files with another file and Windows PowerShell came to the rescue. At first it might seem that such task is trivial and it could easily be done in a minute using copy, paste, and …

Published: 5 years ago

Resizing Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Files – The Easy Way

  Once in a while you have to change the size of a VHD file and I think I have found the perfect tool for the job. It is called VHD Resizer (previously known as VHD Expander) and it very easy to use. You …

Published: 5 years ago

Scheduling multiple builds with a single click (using MSBuild and Team Build 2008)

I have just posted an article about scheduling multiple builds with Team Build and MSBuild at my Telerik blog. Here is an excerpt: If you are working on a large project it is very probable that the project is composed of several parts/modules which …

Published: 5 years ago

Unit Testing Games (Part 1) – Vectors and Transformations

Test driven development and testing in general are mandatory techniques if you are serious about the code that you create. That is especially true in game development where almost every piece of code is very complex. In this first post about testing I will …

Published: 5 years ago

Best books about game development

Since this is my first post I’ve decided to start off with a post that would help anyone that is just starting with game development and is looking for the right books that will get him going. There are primarily two problems of finding …