Are warning-free builds really a good thing?

I’m a big fan of pipelines that fail for warnings as well as errors. Such a policy keeps repos clean, current, less buggy, and even more agile….

Library.Template: A git repo template for .NET development

It is amazing what the .NET SDK can enable you to build with so little code. But very soon you need to add a cloud build pipeline…

Should I merge or rebase in git?

A lot has been said about whether folks should rebase, squash or merge into their git repos. It has almost gotten to the level of religious arguments…

All about RSA key formats

I’ve spent the past few weeks building up the PCLCrypto library which targets .NET Framework, Windows Store (WinRT), Windows Phone (WP8), Silverlight (SL), Xamarin.Android (XA) and Xamarin.iOS…

Moving on… DotNetOpenAuth in search for new project leaders

Disclosure and disclaimer: I am a software engineer at Microsoft, but the following post (just like all other posts on this blog) is my own and in…

How to get meld working with git on Windows

Inspired by these instructions, I followed these steps: Install Python 2.6 Install PyGTK All-in-one installer Install meld Then you need to configure git to be able to…

Immutable collections with mutable performance

In my last post, I detailed the differences among read/write, read only, frozen and immutable collection types.  I described how immutable collections come with a hit to…

New job with Visual Studio Platform & Ecosystem

I have accepted a new position within Microsoft with the Visual Studio Platform & Ecosystem team.  Rather than working on the .NET Compact Framework I will be…

How did Schneier hack my Google Reader?

Somehow the "Schneier on Security" blog feed was injected into my Google Reader environment.  I have never heard of this guy, and I certainly don’t have his…

Looking for a new job

Some internal changes here at Microsoft finds me looking for a new job.  I am focusing my search on jobs still here at Microsoft, but I guess…