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Introduction to Azure Pipelines for Continuous Integration

What Is Azure Pipelines? Straight from the creators, Microsoft: Get cloud-hosted pipelines for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Build web, desktop and mobile applications. Deploy to any cloud or on‑premises.Automate your builds and deployments with Pipelines so you spend less time with the nuts and bolts and more time being creative.

Learn Visual Studio 2019 With No Experience in 2020

Whether you’re a student about to graduate, a recent graduate with a STEM degree, someone wanting to switch careers to software development, or someone just interested in learning more about software development, chances are high that you’ll need to use Visual Studio 2019 (and future versions) to manage your code.

How to Use Trello to Boost Personal Productivity

In everything, whether it’s our careers, our children, our hobbies, or even our downtime, we try to maximize productivity and efficiency. Productivity during downtime? Yes, even when we are feeling a little lazy, we try to reach peak laziness. No one wants to feel like they could have given just

Using Git with Visual Studio Code: The Ultimate Guide (2020)

In previous articles, we’ve tried to make it clear that source control is non-negotiable to becoming a software engineer even if you work alone as an independent developer or contractor. Not only does source control protect you and your team from mistakes, but it also forces you into a habit

5 Ways to Stay Organized as a Software Engineer

Coordination and organization is a tricky thing. For some people, there’s never enough cleanliness, nothing is ever in quite the right place, and everything is in a constant struggle to achieve its optimal configuration. For others, although outsiders see their style as chaotic, they may insist that everything is exactly

Using GitHub to Build a Portfolio (2020 Ultimate Guide)

If you’re in school, fresh out of school with a brand-new diploma, self teaching yourself programming, or looking for ways to change your career path, one of the single best ways to get yourself noticed is through a portfolio of your work. Over time, through school assignments, coursework, and your

Using Git with Visual Studio 2019: The Ultimate Guide

We’ve written extensively in previous articles about the non-negotiable importance of learning source control to become a software engineer and the most popular tool to accomplish it: Git. Git’s command line has, for lack of a better way of describing it, evolved into somewhat of a conflicting journey. If you’re

Getting Started with Git and 13 Essential Things to Know

As we’ve discussed in length in our guides to becoming a software developer and some of the best programming tools, source control is a requirement of a successful software product. Without it, you and your team will have no change history, no collaboration ability, and no way of knowing who

Is Visual Studio Free? Do You Need to Pay to Use Visual Studio in 2020?

If you’ve ever wondered why you should use a full development environment over a text editor like Notepad++, then using Visual Studio will definitely put any questions to bed. Maybe you’ve learned how to create basic programs after reading our guide to becoming a software developer using tools outlined in

Is Bitbucket Free? Do You Need to Pay to Use Bitbucket in 2020?

You’ve tried GitHub, but you just don’t like the way it’s working out. Maybe the UI bothers you, or maybe you don’t like having to context switch between your project management tools, source control tools, and your CI/CD pipelines just to deliver a successful feature. After a bit of research

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