Optimal PHP Development IDE

So, I wanted to share my php development environment. The setup is : IDE – Visual Studio Code – download here  Plugin –  Php Debugger for VS Code – download here Plugin – Php Intellisense for VS Code – download here Plugin – Code Runner for VS Code – download here Next we download Xdebug […]

Vuex Basics

So Vuex is very similar to Redux as far as what they are trying to accomplish. It is about creating a data store that all components can access rather than passing the data directly from component to component.  These are my quick notes on Vuex. Creating a Store const store = new Vuex.Store ({ // […]

Vue Toes in first!

So one of the upcoming projects I am working on let me know they use Vue. I decided to get a headstart on things and dip my toes into the Vue pond! First I want to give thanks to Brad @  Traversy Media for his Vue JS Crash Course video. These are my notes from […]

Front End Testing Using Selenium

So I’m sitting down at the local technology hub in downtown aka the Barn Light ready for the Code for America meetup and I find I have a moment to write up a short bit about doing front end testing. This seems to be the last kind of testing anyone ever makes it to. Most […]

Hack 4 a Cause – Eugene,OR

So this last weekend I participated in grand daddy of Eugene,OR hackathons called Hack for a Cause.  There were over 80 participants and a large rush of support staff to assist with food, snacks, design, story, mentoring and more.  The wide variety of contributors ranged from multiple masters degrees to south lane robotics high school […]

Game Jam 2019 Recap

So this year was my first game jam! First off, thanks to Pipeworks for providing the venue! This was a great spot to do the event and I’m looking forward to future jams! The event gathered 50+ developers ranging in skills between programming, audio, graphics and system design.  Participants registered and received a name badge […]

First View Flutter – Quest for Hello World

Flutter is a new cross platform language allowing you to release IOS/Android apps. I hit up the download page at https://flutter.io/docs/get-started/install/windows and downloaded the flutter_windows_v1.0.0-stable.zip. I moved it to C:\flutter Ran “flutter_console.bat” as Administrator Ran “flutter doctor” and it looks like i was missing some things. So first I decided to add flutter into my […]

LXD and Maya: Adventures in Containerization

I’m sure there are quite a few people out there who are in the same boat I am — You need to run Maya on Linux, but Autodesk only supports RHEL and Centos. For those of us who are running those distros, this is not an issue. For the rest of us, it’s a big […]

.Net Core on Linux

Host ASP.NET Core on Linux with Apache Server Config # install apache / bind yum install bind httpd # create link to Maria DB Repository vi /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo #paste this in [mariadb] name = MariaDB baseurl = http://yum.mariadb.org/10.1/centos7-amd64 gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB gpgcheck=1 #install it yum install mariadb #add .net core feed rpm -Uvh https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7/packages-microsoft-prod.rpm #update all existing packages […]

C# Xunit Mocking Db Context (For Testing)

So in my App I use Repositories like. public class CommentRepository { AppDBContext context; public List Comments { get { return this.context.Comments.ToList(); } } public CommentRepository(AppDBContext context) { this.context = context; } } The AppDbContext inherits DbContext (part of Entity Framework). Then in the startup.cs in the ConfigureServices method I add services.AddDbContext(options => options.UseSqlServer(Configuration[“ConnectionStrings:Local”])); Ok […]

Using Android Device Monitor in Visual Studio to access locked folders

First you have to have your android emulator running Then to open up the Android Device Monitor you click on the icon on the icon in visual studio When it opens up it should look like The Problem When I click the icon next to data to look at the user data, I can’t see […]

ASP Core C# Entity Framework Cheat Sheet

Step 1) Create Models – example namespace Project.Models{ public class Product{ public int ID { get; set;} public string Name { get; set;} public string Description { get; set;} public decimal Price { get; set;} public string Category { get; set;} } } Entity framework looks for properties with ID in it and makes that […]

C# Newtonsoft JSON Serialize and Deserialize of Objects

So after abit of headache. I figured out how to serialize nested objects and deserialize them. This is especially useful for doing Android Development with C#. So for starters! Here are the Objects/Models public class Game public class Game { public Player currentPlayer; public Player player1; public Player player2; public Die die; public int currentRound; […]