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Yaml tutorial

13 Aug 2018

Everyone happy when the downfall Xml was a fact with the widespread use of Json. Less tags, more data. What’s there not to like. It’s also just so much easier for a human to read.

If it wasn’t so straightforward to parse JSON in the omnipresent JavaScript, Yaml might have had a good chance to take over the world being the most readable data serialization language.

NSubstitute Tutorial

12 Aug 2018

The creators of NSubstitute craved a mocking framework with comparable capabilities to the alternatives but with a shorter, more succinct syntax. They have not failed to do so and I loved the NSubstitute syntax right away.

Autohotkey Tutorial - hotkeys

2 May 2018

First we’ll cover the basic Autohotkey hotkey syntax. Which is arguably already pretty confusing for newcomers in and by itself.

But we don’t stop there as after adding more and more hotkeys, it will also become harder and harder to think of new key combinations that are somehow still memorable. There is only so much you can do with the # (Windows) key etc.

Time for some creative hotkey combinations! ‘Advanced Hotkeys’ covers code snippets on how to run different scripts on single, double or triple key presses as well as how to differentiate between long(ish) key presses or mouse clicks. And more…


; Single line hotkey
^#D::MsgBox Pressed Control + Win + D (%A_ThisHotKey%)

; Control + Win + C: Multi line script
Run, notepad.exe
WinWait, Untitled - Notepad, , 3
Send, Dear sir,{enter}{enter}

Excel formulas cheat sheet

28 Mar 2018

Companion to the EPPlus series, specifically to Part 2: Formulas.
Covering the EPPlus syntax and implemented functions.

JavaScript Testing: Jasmine plugins

6 Aug 2017

What would we be without some extra plugins. There are over 1000 Jasmine npm packages and we’ll cover them all here.