Learning how to hire from Stack Overflow

Sam Rueby Software Development, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Take a look at how Stack Overflow quantifies the quality of a web developer. At first this just looks like a way to figure out what number to put into Stack Overflow’s Salary Calculator, but it’s actually saying a lot more than that. They are articulating what we should all be looking for in a development team. And the scale …

Sitefinity: How to use an HTML editor in a custom widget designer

Sam Rueby Sitefinity, Software Development, Web Development 2 Comments

It constantly shocks me that Telerik makes all of these fancy widgets and form controls but they’re somehow not painfully-easy to implement when creating custom widget designers. Even when using Telerik’s Visual Studio plugin Sitefinity Thunder, it’s not a simple point-and-click to use an HTML editor for a widget property. Well I need these widgets I create to be as …

1 Reasons You Won’t Believe Breaks Your Visual Studio Extension’s Options Page

Sam Rueby Software Development, Visual Studio 0 Comments

Yesterday I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out why my Visual Studio extension’s Options Page no-longer updated or could be read. It was tested and working and after I made a few changes and tested again, I couldn’t read any of my extension’s properties in the Visual Studio options dialog. I even removed my options page entirely …

What are the ‘m’ and ‘c’ buttons in Mini Profiler?

Sam Rueby .NET Tips, Software Development, Web Development 0 Comments

I thought this answer was a bit unGoogleable. After upgrading StackExchange’s Mini Profiler I noticed an ‘m’ and ‘c’ at the button. But their use isn’t incredible clear. It turns out, the ‘m’ is minimize/maximize, which is great for those pesky situations where it’s covering a piece of the page you need to see. The ‘c’ button is “clear”: it …

How to Activate Your MSDN Pluralsight Benefit

Sam Rueby .NET Tips, Software Development 4 Comments

Update 5/25/17 It’s a bit easier to activate the benefit now. As John Henckel pointed out in comments, all you need to do now is go to https://my.visualstudio.com and click on the Pluralsight logo. Done!   I found it pretty un-Googleable to figure out how to get your recently-announced Pluralsight subscription through your MSDN subscription. (I had to watch a video to …

Hg- Find heads not merged into branch

Sam Rueby Software Development 0 Comments

I participate in an open source project that utilizes hg (Mercurial), which has a few contributors working in parallel. The way this project works is there are two named branches in a repository. One named branch is the release branch- it’s the source that’s actually built. The other branch contains the parallel changes, which has several heads all based-on the …