Attach To All The Things – Visual Studio 2017 Addon

Great tool for attaching VS 2017 debug to IIS for instance.

It will add some menu options under the Tools menu.
After installing this addon its possible set a keyboard shortcut by searching for “tools.attach” in the VS keyboard shortcut window.

Source: Attach To All The Things – Visual Studio Marketplace

Elasticsearch for .NET and EPiServer developers

Ealasticsearch Tutorial:
https://www.toptal.com/dot-net/elasticsearch-dot-net-developers

Vulcan is an EPiServer lightweight (free) alternative to EPiServer find, based on Elasticsearch as well:
https://world.episerver.com/blogs/Dan-Matthews/Dates/2016/4/introducing-vulcan-the-lightweight-elasticsearch-client-for-episerver/

https://world.episerver.com/blogs/Dan-Matthews/Dates/2017/1/vulcan-comes-of-age/

Creating EPiServer admin tool plugins using MVC

Creating the tool:
EPiServer – How to create gui plugins using MVC – Dejan Caric
I had to configure the route initialization like this to make it work:

I added EPiServer resources in <head> for EPiServer CSS feeling to it:
(_Layout.cshtml file)

Some info regarding the EPiServer CSS classes etc:
https://www.epinova.no/en/blog/creating-a-consistent-look-in-episerver-plugins/

 

How to Increase build agent execution time? (VSTS)

When running long running tests (perhaps UI tests with Selenium)
I got this error:

The job running on agent xAgentNamex has exceeded the maximum execution time of 01:00:00.

The default timeout for VSTS Agent is 60 minutes.
The solution was to increase Build job timeout in minutes, under settings of build definition in the VSTS dashboard.

Solution found here:
Source: tfsbuild – How to Increase build vnext build agent execution time? – Stack Overflow

Can I get detailed exception stacktrace in PowerShell? – Stack Overflow

There is a function up on the PowerShell Team blog called Resolve-Error which will get you all kinds of detailsNote that $error is an array of all the errors you have encountered in your PSSession. This function will give you details on the last error you encountered.

Source: Can I get detailed exception stacktrace in PowerShell? – Stack Overflow

Clink – tab completion and ctrl+v addon for windows cmd.exe

Clink combines the native Windows shell cmd.exe with the powerful command line editing features of the GNU Readline library, which provides rich completion, history, and line-editing capabilities. Readline is best known for its use in the well-known Unix shell Bash, the standard shell for Mac OS X and many Linux distributions.

New keyboard shortcuts;
Paste from clipboard (Ctrl-V).
Incremental history search (Ctrl-R/Ctrl-S).
Powerful completion (TAB).
Undo (Ctrl-Z).
Automatic “cd ..” (Ctrl-Alt-U).
Environment variable expansion (Ctrl-Alt-E).
(press Alt-H for many more…)

Source: Clink

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