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Archive for July, 2016

Push a new local branch to a remote Git repository and track it too – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/27

Just what I needed: Push a new local branch to a remote Git repository and track it too – Stack Overflow But watch the comments to this answer:

Answer:

In recent versions of Git (1.7.0 and later), you can checkout a new branch:

git checkout -b <branch>

Edit files, add and commit. Then push with the -u option:

git push -u origin <branch>

Git will set up the tracking information during the push.

Daniel Ruoso / Dan

Comments:

  • git push -u was introduced in Git 1.7.0 (2010-02-12). – Chris Johnsen Jun 4 ’11 at 4:16
  • Would you be kind enough to elaborate? Some git commands do more than one thing, and I’m not sure what origin and mynewfeature refer to. Is mynewfeature a branch name? Is origin a shortcut for a full remote repo url? Also what does the -u flag do? – Costa Mar 6 ’14 at 21:16
  • @Costa ‘origin’ is the name of default remote in Git repository. ‘mynewfeature’ here is branch name. -uis short for --set-upstream—for what it does and why it’s needed I wouldn’t mind some explanation, too. :) – Anton Strogonoff Mar 9 ’14 at 6:07
  • It’s also worth noting that if you have an existing tracking branch already set on the branch you’re pushing, and push.default is set to upstream, this will not do what you think it will do. It will try to push over the existing tracking branch. Use: git push -u origin mynewfeature:mynewfeature or dogit branch --unset-upstream first. – void.pointer May 19 ’14 at 18:07
  • I still needed to ‘git branch –set-upstream-to origin/remote’ in order for ‘git status’ to correctly report my branch status with respect to the remote branch. – Paul Whipp Jul 4 ’14 at 1:17
  • For people using Git from Visual Studio: Actually this is that “Publish Branch” in Visual Studio does. After executing git push with -u parameter i can finally see my branch as published in VS UI. – Puterdo Borato

 

–jeroen

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Software Development, Source Code Management, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

C#, XSD.exe, xsd2code and generating nullable fields+properties from an XSD with and without Specified fields/properties

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/27

It comes down to these cases for XML elements having maxOccurs="1" (which the default for maxOccurs):

  1. adding nillable="true" will convert from a regular type to a nullable type.
  2. adding minOccurs="0" will add boolean …Specified properties in the generated C# for each element.
  3. you can have both nillable="true" and minOccurs="0" in an element which gets you a nullable type and a …Specified property.

Note I’m not considering fixed or default here, nor attributes (that have use instead of minOccurs/maxOccurs, but do not allow for nillable) nor larger values of maxOccurs (which both xsd.exe and xsd2code regard as unbounded).

From the above, XML has a richer type system than C#, so in XML there are subtle a differences between:

  1. an explicit nil in the XML element
  2. the XML element being absent
  3. the XML element being empty.

Hopefully later more text and examples to show how to actually work with this.

Delphi related to minOccurs:

Note that xsd2code.codeplex.com (unlike XmlGen#) has at least two forks at github:

From the specs:

–jeroen

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Canonical overview on Writing to the Windows Event Log using Delphi – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/26

A while ago, StackOverflow user Kobus Smit did some brilliant editorial work that – due to current state of StackOverflow – sort of fired backwards: his question got marked as duplicate before he could post his excellent answer. After that answer was posted, the oh-so pride SO-demi gods never took any energy to revisit to see which answers were best.

His simple question:

How can my Delphi app easily write to the Windows Event Log?What is the difference between TEventLogger and ReportEvent? How do I use the ReportEvent function?

Which somehow should be encompassed by this Delphi 5 question (apparently that 15+ year old Delphi version is still considered current by the SO demi-gods).

The answer summarises and extends existing answers spread out over StackOverflow and adds an EventLog git repository wrapping the ReportEvent and RegisterEventSource (which somehow is always a pain: Delphi services for instance often forget that).

Lesson learned when doing editorial work:

  1. prepare both the answer and question in markdown off-line
  2. ensure you mention in the question that the answer is meant as collection of “best of” answers found elsewhere
  3. post the question and answer in rapid succession
  4. cross your fingers for the StackOverflow demi-gods being in a good mood

–jeroen

via: Writing to the Windows Event Log using Delphi – Stack Overflow

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The five key phases of software development…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/26

Every methodology has their own. I like the ones in the picture, of which the teacher obviously didn’t get them at all. Maybe because COP 3331 is about Object Oriented Design?

  1. Denial
  2. Bargaining
  3. Anger
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Sounds familiar?

–jeroen

via: Name and describe the five key phases of software development….

COP 3331

COP 3331

 

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Powershell 4.0 hates Lucida Console and switches to raster fonts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/25

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with “English (United States)”

A long time ago I started writing up my blog post like this in March 2015 when I bumped into this the first time when upgrading from PowerShell 2 to PowerShell 4:

It seems there is no real workaround:

Good and not so good news: after reading the below linked posts, this is what works:

  • PowerShell 4 and up works fine with any Lucida Console size (including 12) and boldness
    • only when the “Language for non-Unicode programs” is set to “English (United States)”.
  • PowerShell 4 works fine with Consolas on any size and boldness
    • for any “Language for non-Unicode programs”

So if you’re like me and switch between “Dutch (Netherlands)” and “English (Ireland)” a lot (both use the EURO as currency, but have distinct enough other locale settings to cover a lot of European stuff) then you need to get used to the Consolas font.

Source:

–jeroen

Posted in CommandLine, Development, Font, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | Leave a Comment »

 
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