GUI Path to Git for .NET Developers

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The pain, real or imagined, of command line Git may have held commercial .NET developers back from adopting it for version control. But the path is now clear for easy adoption of Git using free or low cost tools with Graphical User Interfaces. In fact, you can be up and running with a local system in a day and never see a command line.

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Adding Log4Net to Azure Worker Roles

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As our applications move to the cloud, logging and telemetry are critical to success. If you’re using the Microsoft .NET toolset, it’s likely you’re building and hosting systems in Azure that rely on Azure worker roles. Debugging these worker roles is much easier when custom logs are available.

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Linking SQL Servers across Azure Virtual Machines

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From my perspective as a .NET software developer, Azure is the best thing to happen to us since the introduction of C#. If you’re not yet taking advantage of the many features of Azure, you’re missing out on a number of productivity enhancers. This is particularly true if your IDE is Visual Studio.

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Caelum Dicit, Populus Acclamat

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While adapting a piano arrangement of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” for piano and pipe organ, the analogy of “heaven declaring” and “humanity responding” was unmistakable. There’s a clear application here for liturgical settings, with pipe organ as heavenly voice and piano as earthly response.

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Simplex Curve Fitting

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As part of a previous commercial venture, I was tasked with developing a PC-based system for photogrammetric analysis of small format aerial photos. The goal was to locate points in three dimensions, based on their appearance in multiple photographs taken from different perspectives, and then synthesize three dimensional volumes.

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