Copying files larger than 2 GB over RDP

Symptoms


When you try to copy a file that is larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or a Terminal Services session through Clipboard Redirection (copy and paste) by using the RDP client 6.0 or a later version, the file is not copied. And, you do not receive an error message.

Source: Copying files larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services session by using Clipboard Redirection (copy and paste) fails silently

How to solve Selenium error Element is not clickable at point (x, y) Other element would receive the click

The error message looks like this:

Solution:
The clickable element is not ready, it might not be visible or clickable.
Sometimes the element is covered by another html element. (hide the covering element first).

Steps:
1. Wait for element to be visible
2. Wait for element to be clickable
3. Click with javascript

If this still this doesn’t work insert an implicit wait between step 1 and 2. (Thread.Sleep() in c#)

C# driver code to solve problems:
Wait for element to be visible and clickable (ElementToBeClickable = element is visible AND enabled.)

Click with javascript:

 

Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

I was recently on a conference and spotted this nice code font:
Fira Code
which makes use of “ligatures” that takes common programming characters and make them more readable.

Such as >= ++ != and presents them in a more condensed and more readable way.

Read more here:
Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

To use in Visual Studio 2017, download from:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/releases/download/1.204/FiraCode_1.204.zip

Unzip ttf folder select all fonts, right click menu and install.
Open/Restart VS2017 -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and colors -> Select “Fira Code” as font.

Fira Code on github:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

Scott Hanselman on Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures:
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/MonospacedProgrammingFontsWithLigatures.aspx

Interesting read about agile and lean development

Interesting blogpost called:
Making sense of MVP (Minimum Viable Product) – and why I prefer Earliest Testable/Usable/Lovable

There are examples of development of the early Spotify  app as well:

Source: Crisp’s Blog » Making sense of MVP (Minimum Viable Product) – and why I prefer Earliest Testable/Usable/Lovable

How to recover lost Chrome bookmarks after sync

In the %userprofile%+AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
folder in Windows, there is a file called Bookmarks -> replace it with the Bookmarks.bak or use windows file history function.

(Backup bookmarks.bak before as well)

More info here:
How can I restore bookmarks after sync – Google Product Forums

https://superuser.com/questions/480670/undo-google-sync-in-chrome

Productivity Tips for Visual Studio 2017

I’ve written a few blog posts thus far regarding Visual Studio 2017, so I thought I would take some time to discuss the features that were introduced in this latest version that might help your productivity, or that you just may find useful.

You’ll notice that the title of this post mentions that they are “secret”. This is because all of these features are disabled by default, so you’ll need to enable them, either locally (per project) or globally, to take advantage.

Source: “Secret” Productivity Tips for Visual Studio 2017 – CodeProject