Category: Tools

Avoid Simulator, Emulator and Testing statistics in Visual Studio Mobile Center

When tracking usage statistics and crashes with Visual Studio Mobile 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

How to disable Security Warning for untrusted sources in Visual Studio

Better safe than sorry, no doubt and security is important but sometimes exaggerated care can get annoying. Visual Studio sometimes is a candidate for that in my eyes, especially when asking me if I trust solutions that I… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #3: Placeit

If you are a software developer and don’t have an own dedicated design department you sometimes have to create these fancy product images by your own. Your Photoshop skills are as weak as mine? No problem, Placeit can do… Read More