After a few chill months at home in England, I'm heading back out on the road to talk to users about their DevOps. If you're in Tokyo, you can find me at DevOpsDays. But if not, you can find me at the VS 2019 launch event coming to you live online. Hope to see you!
- When "Zoë" !== "Zoë" (or, why you need to normalize Unicode strings)
Unicode is... fun. You might be familiar with some of the different encodings like UTF-8 and UTF-16. You might be familiar with Byte Order Marks (BOMs). But did you know that the same glyph can be represented many different ways and the impact it has on your code?
- GitKraken Git GUI vs the CLI
I use the Git command line all day every day, but it would be a lie for me to say that I "loved" it. Tolerated it? Sure. Frustrated by it? Sometimes. That's why I'm happy to see good GUI tools like GitKraken.
- What’s new for WSL in Windows 10 version 1903?
As a "Unix guy" that works at Microsoft, it's little surprise that one of my favorite features of Windows is WSL, the Windows Subsystem for Linux. I'm excited to see more improvements are coming, like the ability to access Linux files from Windows.
- Microsoft open sources Accessibility Insights
It's crucial to build accessibility into your software… but by no means is it easy. Thankfully, there are tools to help, like Microsoft's project that was code-named "Keros" that is now available publicly available as Accessibility Insights - and better yet, it's open source.
- Talk Python: Beginners and Experts in Software Development
I'm old enough that it's hard for me to look back on the beginning of my career with the proper perspective. Moreso, times have changed. That's why I find it so fascinating to hear about what it's like as a beginner in software development.