Monthly Archives: %sApril 2016

Set default startup directory in Cmder for admin powershell task

To set the default startup directory when executing admin power shell, use the following command (currently I have my directory set to c:\dropbox\dev)

Make sure to make the change on the tasks tab:

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Then set that task as your startup

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By |April 20th, 2016|Windows|0 Comments

My experience at Build 2016

Now that Build is over I had some time to reflect on the experience. This was my first time at a major developer conference. I’d like to thank my employer for sending me to this awesome event. The theme at this conference has been creating a better developer experience. If you haven’t seen the videos I encourage you to take a look at: https://channel9.msdn.com/events/build/2016

Some of the key announcements at this event:

  • Bash on Windows: This is incredible news. It’s not a full linux system, it’s not a VM, it’s 100% native. You get all the great dev tools that’s on Linux such as awk, grep. Launch vim (or emacs), imagine the ability to launch a bash command and use apt-get.
  • Xamarin is now free: That’s right, 100% free. For all versions of Visual Studio 2015, even community edition.
  • Windows Anniversary edition: Bio-metric security integration for apps and edge, Ink improvements

My favorite sessions:

Introducing ASP.NET Core 1.0: A breif overview of things to come in .NET Core 1.0. Hanselman did a live demo showing off the power of ASP.NET Core, running on docker containers on Azure, AWS, etc.


Power BI Embedded: You now have the ability to integrate Power BI directly into your apps, for some sample code click here.

As I have time I will continue to update this list.

 

 

By |April 2nd, 2016|Coding|0 Comments