Category: Tools

Useful Developer Tools #10: Open folders in Visual Studio Code right from Finder in macOS

If you work with Visual Studio Code on a Mac, you might benefit from an easy way to directly open the current Finder folder in the Editor. While Windows users have an “Open in Visual Studio Code” option… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #9: Clean and Zip .NET projects from Finder

If you develop .NET projects, particularly in the Xamarin world, you might find yourself cleaning your projects (delete /bin and /obj folders) from time to time by hand. Especially, when you plan to send code to others as… Read More

Disable Visual Studio App Center when running on a Simulator, Emulator or Test Cloud device

When tracking usage statistics and crashes with Visual Studio App Center, you usually only want real-world data in there and filter out data that gets generated while developing or testing the app. To avoid sophisticated insights like those… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #8: Colormind

A while ago, I wrote about the Adobe Color Wheel here, which helps design noobies to create a color scheme for their product using colors that fit together. The challenge with Color Wheel is, that you still need… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #7: Spotify playlist “Ambience While Coding”

The new year has just started and many of us still have some holiday to spend time on our beloved coding projects. I personally love listening to some music while coding but especially when it comes to concentration,… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #6: App Icons and Resizers

Finding the right icons for your applications can be a tough task. Especially resizing them for the different platforms is super annoying. That is why I would like to share my favorite icon sources and resizing tools with… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #5: Facebook’s Device Sketches

When creating mockup images for your product presentations, finding cool device images to put your screenshots in can be challenging. Especially, when you are looking for license free images that can be used commercially. Good thing, that Facebook… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #4: f.lux

It is no secret, that most developers are nocturnal. That’s why there are many tools that makes a coder’s nightlife easier. Dark Mode in IDEs is a good example. But did you know f.lux? This tiny tool makes the color of… Read More

How to upload your UWP app to HockeyApp right

HockeyApp provides a neat and easy to use service for developers to provide apps to their testers and track anonymous usage data, crashes and feedback. As the Windows 10 (UWP) support is still in preview, the documentation on… Read More

How to install an UWP app distributed with HockeyApp

The HockeyApp platform is one of the most popular ways of distributing pre-release software to testers and collect their anonymous usage data, crashes and feedback. As it is quite easy to install Android or iOS apps on your… Read More