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Not sure why I keep forgetting this, but it bites me occasionally and maybe writing it down will prevent a search that results in Linux shell non-answers. I currently use Windows 10, but this is the case for previous versions too. The problem is that I keep forgetting that git clone requires forward slashes, rather than back slashes. In normal cases, ......

My latest book, C# Succinctly, is now available. This is published by Syncfusion, as part of their Succinctly series. It’s an e-book and is free for you to download in multiple formats. The Succinctly series is designed for a quick look at a specific topic. In that spirit, C# Succinctly does a quick overview of the C# programming language, covering ......

Today, Somasegar announced that Visual Studio 2015 will be released on July 20th, 2015. This release will also include C# 6.0. This is the first in a series of posts on the new features of C# 6.0 and I’ll cover Auto-Property Initializers. This post discusses what an Auto-Property Initializer is, how to use it, and why it can help you write code more ......

I'll be doing a Free Webinar on 6/24/2015 with LearnNowOnline.com on What's New in C# 6.0: http://bit.ly/1POvqmJ Here’s the abstract: C# 6.0 offers several new features that help streamline your code. You'll learn about string interpolation, property initializers, exception filters, and more. You'll also learn about some of the new features of Visual ......

Today, I finished migrating LINQ to Twitter from CodePlex to GitHub. I was happy with CodePlex for a long time. However, it just hasn’t been kept up to date. There hasn’t been any activity or improvements to the site in over two years. After watching the deterioration for a while, I decided to follow the lead of the the C# Team and other Microsoft projects ......

Today, I did a webinar for LearnNowOnline.com, titled “What’s New in Visual Studio 2015”. I provided an overview of IDE features, editor enhancements, ASP.NET updates, the new Universal App project type, Mobile application development, and debugging. This is free, so you can view it on-line here: http://bit.ly/1DiGNea You can also access code and slides ......

I’ve been trying out VS 2015’s new Custom Window Layouts feature. This lets you create, manage, and open different arrangements of windows in Visual Studio. The benefit of custom layouts is that you can quickly switch between window layouts that help you perform specific tasks, saving you time from going through the layout process to support scenarios ......

The Twitter API recently deprecated the statuses/update_with_media endpoint, which LINQ to Twitter abstracts via a TweetWithMedia method. It’s replaced with a new endpoint, media/upload, and a new parameter to statuses/update, media_ids. The benefit of the new API change is that you can now tweet multiple images. Naturally, LINQ to Twitter supports ......

The new version of LINQ to Twitter v3.0.5 adds support for uploading multiple images in a tweet. There’s also several bug fixes, including fixing a serious bug that affected VB developers. You can download the latest on CodePlex or via NuGet. @JoeMayo ......

The subject error just pops up for a project that has been running fine for a long time. It comes from IIS Express when running a Web application in Visual Studio. I’m not sure what causes it, but it might have been a side-effect of debugging other errors with Hyper-V and VPN. Looking around, the advice for fixing this was sparse and/or the typical ......

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