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Automatically strong name signing NuGet packages

Some developers prefer to strong name sign their assemblies. Signing them also means that the dependencies that are consumed must be signed. Not all third-party dependencies are signed, though, for example when consuming packages from NuGet. Some are signed, some are unsigned, and the only way to know is when at com... Read more »

Developing for the Tessel with WebStorm

In a previous post, I mentioned that (finally) my Tessel arrived, “an internet-connected microcontroller programmable in JavaScript”. I like WebStorm a lot as an IDE, and since the Tessel runs on JavaScript code (via node), why not see if WebStorm can be more than just an editor for Tessel development… Developing Ja... Read more »

Getting Started with the Tessel

Somewhere last year (I honestly no longer remember when), I saw a few tweets that piqued my interest: a crowdfunding project for the Tessel, “an internet-connected microcontroller programmable in JavaScript”. Since everyone was doing Arduino and Netduino and JavaScript is not the worst language ever, I thought: let’... Read more »

Microsoft Azure cloud plugin for TeamCity (dabbling in Java code)

NOTE: While the content is this blog post will still work, JetBrains now has a plugin that is the recommended way of working with TeamCity and build agents on Azure. Please check this blog post to learn more about it. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me in several stages of anger at Java. After two we... Read more »

Optimizing calls to Azure storage using Fiddler

Last week, Xavier and I were really happy for achieving a milestone. After having spent quite some evenings on bringing Visual Studio Online integration to MyGet, we were happy to be mentioned in the TechEd keynote and even pop up in quite some sessions. We also learned ASP.NET vNext was coming and it would leverage... Read more »

Speeding up ASP.NET vNext package restore

TL;DR: If you have multiple NuGet feeds configured on your machine, it may be worth to do some tweaking in the NuGet.config file shipping with your project. Last week, the ASP.NET team released a preview of “ASP.NET vNext”, a first step in the good direction for solving the pain building .NET projects is, but more t... Read more »

NuGet Configuration File inheritance is awesome

One way to remove friction from using NuGet in multiple projects is by making use of NuGet Configuration File inheritance, probably the awesomest unknown feature in there. By default, all NuGet clients (the command-line tool, the Visual Studio extension and the Package Manager Console) all make use of the default Nu... Read more »

Windows Azure Storage magic with Shared Access Signatures

When building cloud applications on Windows Azure, it’s always a good thing to delegate as much work to specialized services as possible. File downloads would be one good example: these can be streamed directly from Windows Azure blob storage to your client, without having to pass a web application hosted on Windows... Read more »