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Archive for the ‘Versioning’ Category

Some experience of as a replacement for

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/01

With [Wayback/Archive] having sunset years ago, but still having a [Wayback/Archive] few links to it from my blog, it was time to take a closer look at the alternative [Wayback/Archive]

First of all, htmlpreview needs more examples. I might submit a pull request for it later, as it is open source at [Archive/Archive] htmlpreview/ HTML Preview for GitHub Repositories.

Second, some actual example URLs, based on content I previously accessed through

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Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, HTML, Power User, rawgit, Software Development, Source Code Management, Versioning, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Git Explorer: a cool tool to visually learn git commands

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/03

This is sooooo cool: [Wayback] Git Explorer

GitExplorer: Find the right git commands you need without digging through the web

What I like is the simple clean UI with a two step selection of what git functionality you want to use followed by a simple usage and explanation.

Very well suites for both referencing and interactive learning.

Bonus: it is open source at [Wayback/] summitech/gitexplorer: Find the right git commands without digging through the web..

Via: [] Marko ⚡ Denic on Twitter: “You can find the right git commands without digging through the web. “


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A choco install list

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/03

Sometimes I forget the choco install mnemonics for various tools, so here is a small list below.

Of course you have to start with an administrative command prompt, and have a basic Chocolatey Installation in place.

If you want to clean cruft:

choco install --yes choco-cleaner

Basic install:

choco install --yes 7zip
choco install --yes everything
choco install --yes notepadplusplus
choco install --yes beyondcompare
choco install --yes git.install --params "/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoGitLfs /SChannel /NoAutoCrlf /WindowsTerminal"
choco install --yes hg
choco install --yes sourcetree
choco install --yes sysinternals

For VMs (pic one):

choco install --yes vmware-tools
choco install --yes virtio-drivers

For browsing (not sure yet about Chrome as that one has a non-admin installer as well):

choco install --yes firefox

For file transfer (though be aware that some versions of Filezilla contained adware):

choco install --yes filezilla
choco install --yes winscp

For coding:

choco install --yes vscode
choco install --yes atom

For SQL server:

choco install --yes sql-server-management-studio

For web development / power user:

choco install --yes fiddler

For SOAP and REST:

choco install --yes soapui

If you don’t like manually downloading SequoiaView at (

choco install --yes windirstat

For drawing, image manipulation ( last, as it needs a UI action):

choco install --yes gimp
choco install --yes imagemagick
choco install --yes

For ISO image mounting in pre Windows 10:

choco install --yes wincdemu

For hard disk management:

choco install --yes hdtune
choco install --yes seatools
choco install --yes speedfan

For Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners (not sure yet this includes PDF support):

choco install --yes scansnapmanager


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PlasticSCM memories

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/12/23

Spending most of your career as an independent contractor, you bump into a lot of toolchains.

Part of those toolchains usually involved (and by now surely should involve) version control for both development and infrastructure configuration management.

I remember PlasticSCM quite well.

The really good part is the branch overview (called Branch Explorer) in the PlasticSCM UI, as it is:

They also have frequent updates, which however are hard to discover because there is no built-in update mechanism that notifies you of them.

Those updates are badly needed, because I kept bumping into bugs. Which is odd, because I bumped into far less issues when using UI layers for SVN, TFS, Mercurial and git (SourceTree being a major exception, but they seem to have recovered from a long period of bad versions a few years back).

So here are some of my gripes, that might have been fixed by now.

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Comparing versions with wildcards and without them (for instance for semantic versioning)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/12

For a project I’m going to be in need to compare version numbers.

I’m not sure yet if I need wildcards, or can leave them out (but for partial semantic versioning, I might need them).

Below a bunch of links that should get me started.

From a quick glance: versioning is hard, comparing even harder.

On versioning in general

Numeric versioning (usually without wildcards):

On semantic versioning (SemVer for short):

On the C# Version class (which handles most of semantic versioning except: leading zero’s, very large numbers, non-numeric release specifiers)

Interesting idea, but not sustainable: using floating point values to compare versions:

On wildcards:

Via: [WayBack] Anyone tips for a TVersion structure that supports at max quad digits or wildcards and comparison? Like 3.2 matching, but not matching ? – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+


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