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Easily Un-ignore NuGet Package Contents With Subversion

A common practice when using Subversion is to ignore build output files such as DLLs and EXEs.  However, there are times when you want to include these sorts of files, such as when you add a new NuGet package to your project.  There is a poorly-documented feature in Subversion that allows you to un-ignore files by using negative ignore patterns.  Here’s how you can take advantage of that. The Scenario Let’s say you have a solution that references one or more NuGet packages.  Today, the most common practice is to include NuGet packages in your source-control system (though... [More]

Powershell Magic and Syncing Your Profile through THE CLOUD

Powershell is a wonderful tool.  It replaced cmd.exe as my go-to shell long ago, and I’m consistently finding ways to automate painful, manual processes through simple, clean Powershell scripting.  One thing that bugged me though is that my Powershell profile was not consistent across all my many workstations.  By combining Dropbox and a little Poweshell scripting, I have pushed my Powershell profile into the cloud, and I now have a consistent Powershell experience across all of my development boxes. The Magic of Powershell If you are still using cmd.exe on Windows, You’re Doi... [More]