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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Conclusion

August 28, 2014

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Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Conclusion: Migrating from git to TFS, while technically *possible* is just silly. Don’t. TFS supports Git repositories now. LEARN GIT! You won’t be sorry,  

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 3

July 20, 2014

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 3: Pushing to TFS > git tf checkin –deep –autosquash Hooray! Success… I think! There were quite a few things I learned getting to that point:   3a. Troubleshooting “git-tf: Could not lock” error: PreReq Step 5, on post 1 (creating your project in TFS), was missed.   3b. Troubleshooting “git-tf: ‘refs/heads/master’ is not a […]

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 2

July 20, 2014

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Connecting a Git Repo to a New TFS Repo I was testing with VisualStudioOnline, soooo…. 2a. I had to enable basic auth for my Visual Studio Online Account: To work with Visual Studio online from the Git Command prompt, you must Enable basic authentication for your Visual Studio Online account. This forces you to enter […]

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 1

July 20, 2014

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After doing a combo talk* with one of my earliest tech community heroes, Tim Rayburn, at the North Dallas .NET User Group a couple of weeks ago (what an honor =), I got an email from an attendee who had a business need to unify source control from various VCSs (like SCM) to TFS (yes, […]

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What I Want To Teach My Daughters

July 27, 2013

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Don’t let your gender, your race, or your differences define you. You are a person. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Doing so can narrow your perception of possible.You do not need rescued. Chivalry is respect. Appreciate it.When a guy offers his chair to you or gets the door for you or offers to help […]

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That Conference: School Paper by My Daughter

June 10, 2013

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My kids’ last day of school was Thursday. While going through the schoolwork they brought home, I came across this paper, written by my 4th grader at the beginning of the school year. It was so cute I had to share. If you want to see my version of ThatConference 2012, I blogged about it here. […]

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List<ExpandoObject> to Excel Export

February 4, 2013

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I’m writing this to share a quick solution I implemented to solve a need on a small project. It works, but feels dirty. If you have a cleaner reco, PLEASE let me know. Handler: (My apologies for screenshots. Git Gists were not keeping the formatting when I selected c#)   Extension Method: HEADS UP This […]

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What’s Bothering Me About This Birthday

November 12, 2012

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Skip to post-birthday update As the eve of this major birthday approaches, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately I’ve been having a hard time pinpointing what is bothering me so much about it. Yes, everyone knows how disturbing it is in our society for a woman to turn 40. Fortunately I was never […]

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Entity Framework 5.0 & Upgrading Project to FW 4.5

September 25, 2012

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I was listening to a recent .NET Rocks with Julie Lerman on Entity Framework 5, and she was asked if EF5 worked with both .NET 4.5 and .NET 4.0. Around minute 26, she briefly mentioned it’s tricky because the dll that gets installed via NuGet is determined by the Target Framework the project is set […]

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Entity Framework Circular References

September 10, 2012

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One of the first issues I encountered returning serialized, nested (“deep”) entities using EF5 with the (MVC4) ASP.NET Web Api was the “Self Referencing loop” exception* For any property you don’t want exposed, make the Getter: Internal & Setter: Public. Doing this on the navigation properties that reference the parent that reference it will prevent […]

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