tooling

Organize your GitHub stars with Astral

Another way to bookmark GitHub repositories.

Do you often star a GitHub repository and later when you want to get back to it struggle to find it on your stars page? I do! Well, I did... until I discovered Astral, the web application that allows you to Organize Your GitHub Stars With Ease. That is what we are going to talk about in this article.

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Producing packages for Windows Package Manager

Automate the upgrade of a winget package with GitHub Actions and Winget Create.

In my previous articles about winget I talked about installing packages but I did not talk about producing packages for Windows Package Manager. So let's set things right.

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Customize your applications when installing them with winget

The override option of winget install command

In my last article about Windows Package Manager, I said that with winget I was missing "being able to specify some parameters for a package installation (like the workload and components to install for Visual Studio 2019)". Well, that was before I went through a few GitHub issues of the winget-cli repository that mentioned the override option.

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Install your applications with winget

Winget import a promising feature

You probably have already heard of the new Windows Package Manager and its command-line tool winget that allows you to automate installing and upgrading software on your Windows 10 computer.

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Week 9, 2021 - Tips I learned this week

Windows Terminal startup actions, a git config setting for submodules, and a better IntelliSense for azure pipelines vscode extension.

I often see developers talking on Twitter or Dev.to about things they have learned during the previous day or the previous week. I like the idea so I decided to write my first article about tips I learned during this past week. I am not intending to write an article like this every week but from time to time when I feel I have something interesting to share or that I want to keep track of for myself.

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Clean up your local git branches.

Playing with Nushell to create a useful git alias to delete unused local git branches.

When working on a git repository, I often have to manually delete old local branches that I don't use anymore. That's not a huge waste of time but still, that's something I have to do quite often so I decided to automate that.

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Coming across Gitpod

An IDE in the browser

The other day when I was looking for a way to automate my development environment setup, I came across Gitpod. Not really what I was looking for but I discovered an awesome tool for working on open source projects.

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Testing your API with REST Client

Why using the vscode extension "REST Client" instead of Postman?

Let's talk about tooling and testing an API!

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