“Microsoft is launching a new command line app for Windows, dubbed Windows Terminal. It’s designed to be the central location for access to environments like PowerShell, Cmd, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Microsoft is adding multiple tab support alongside theming and customization for developers who want to tweak the Terminal app.”
They’ve also open sourced it.
Source code: https://github.com/microsoft/Terminal
See also: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/introducing-windows-terminal/
Source: Microsoft unveils Windows Terminal, a new command line app for Windows – The Verge
Are you storing passwords in your source code? Don’t!
How to set up and use an Azure key vault to store your secret values.
Source: How to Use Microsoft Azure Key Vault – CodeProject
SQL Server Hierarchical Query using the hierarchyid type. Nice for building queries for tree structures.
Source: SQL Server Hierarchical Query using the hierarchyid Type – CodeProject
In recent years, scientists have started cautiously warning about the subtle harms that certain food additives might be causing in people. A new study out Wednesday suggests that the common food preservative propionate could be one of these additives to be worried about. In experiments in both mice and people, it found eating propionate could negatively affect metabolism, including raising resistance to insulin.
Source: A Common Preservative in Cheese and Bread Could Negatively Affect Our Metabolism, Study Finds
Converting nearly every type to another type in .NET
“.NET does not provide a generic way for conversions across all types. Even the base types are not handled the same way. And not all possible conversions across the base types are supported. We had a look at the different techniques and ended up with the
UniversalTypeConverter as a generic solution filling the gaps and with some useful options on top.
Maybe, it is a historical thing that
TypeConverter is not used on all types. But this is definitely the way to go if you want to provide your own types being convertible.”
Source: Universal Type Converter – CodeProject
If you are working with APIs, you need Postman. It really simplifies debugging your own API servers and the APIs that you are using.
“Postman is the only complete API development environment, for API developers, used by more than 6 million developers and 100,000 companies worldwide. Postman makes working with APIs faster and easier by supporting developers at every stage of their workflow, and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux users.”
Source: Postman | API Network
The entire source code for a huge array of Infocom text adventures and interactive stories is now available on Github, thanks to historian and archivist Jason Scott.
Among the titles are:
– Zork I, II, III
– Leather Godesses of Phobos
– Nord and Bert Couldn’t make Head or Tail of it
– Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Source: Gamasutra – The source code for Infocom’s classic text adventures is now on Github