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A Tale of Minification

Saturday, February 17 2018 powershell

After noticing an oddity while publishing an update to this site, I ended up investigating minification as a way to ensure the results were more consistent.

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A Productivity Prompt for PowerShell

Saturday, February 10 2018 powershell

Customizing your PowerShell prompt is an easy way to level-up your productivity in PowerShell. Here’s an update to my 2013 post that shows how my current prompt is constructed.

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Coverage History with Psake

Saturday, November 18 2017 powershell

On my previous post on code coverage, someone asked if the coverage report could highlight areas where coverage decreased. It turns out that ReportGenerator can do this, but there’s room for improvement.

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Tracking time with Psake

Saturday, November 11 2017 powershell

For diagnostic purposes, it can often be useful to know when specific build tasks started and how long they took to execute. This information can help you spot anomalies and resolve odd issues.

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The day my Psake build broke

Saturday, November 04 2017 powershell

Recently, one of my build scripts failed with an odd error, claiming that the application wasn’t recognized. Given that the script had been working fine the previous day, this error was rather confusing.

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