Moving everything to Github

I recently decided to move all my source code to Github.

First I don’t want to work with Mercurial anymore. It’s not that I think Mercurial does not work. I simply want to start using Git as my version control system. I think most of the projects I work with are using Git. Therefore I want to improve my skills using Git.

Converting from Mercurial to Git

The first step was to convert my repositories from Mercurial to Git. I didn’t want to lose the file histories. I was lucky enough to find a solution which helped me to do it in an easy and comfortable way.

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NDC Oslo 2014 – Just another watchlist

I did not attend the NDC (New Developers Conference) in Oslo 2014. Because I don’t want to miss the best sessions from this year’s conference I decided to create a watchlist. This is a completely subjective watchlist narrowed down to what’s interesting for me today.

NDC Oslo 2014

I’m pretty sure there are interesting sessions for nearly every single developer. Therefore I want to mention that all of the 158 sessions recorded can be watched completely free of charge.

The following list links to fifteen sessions which attracted me the most.

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Creating a ReSharper Code Template

ReSharper from JetBrains is a great tool when it comes to productivity optimization developing software in C#. Although I use it daily I haven’t thought about customizing it in anyway. Now the time has come to further extend the usage of ReSharper creating a ReSharper template.

ReSharper

If you haven’t tested ReSharper yet I highly recommend trying the trial version. I am pretty sure once you know how to use it, you won’t want to miss it anymore.

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Getting started with Git

In this post I am going to explain how I learnt to work with Git as a distributed version control system. My intention to do so is to be able to contribute to open source projects hosted on GitHub and to be able to work with a source control when I am not connected to any network.

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There ary many great tutorials and guides on the web that explain in detail how Git works and what we can do with it. I am not going to compete against these great resouces in this post. This post explains my personal experiences I had during the process of learning Git. In addition there could be some tips especially for those who have deep knowledge using Subversion and start know learning about Git.

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Painless Office Interop using Visual C#

I am going to explain how I managed to implement Microsoft Office Interop support for multiple Microsoft Office versions using C#.

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Requirements

Our solution should meet the following requirements:

  • support for different Microsoft Office versions
  • no Microsoft.Interop.dll deployment
  • dispose of all (unmanaged) resources
  • no use of dynamic keyword
  • no direct COM calls

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