Publishing My First Visual Studio Extension, and ASP.NET Core APIs

Today was an interesting day for the live stream…  I had a meeting with my colleague in .NET marketing, and was given the green-light to do more streaming and a few other things that are beneficial for the future of the stream.  Additionally, I ran a Wednesday edition of the stream at 2pm ET today… a shift from my normal time of 10am ET.  Viewership was up significantly at both Twitch and Mixer, leading me to want to run an afternoon stream at least once a week.


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Pull Requests, Updates, and an ASP.NET Core Project

The live stream today had a slightly different start, as I played with the new chroma key setup that I have, and appeared with a beach backdrop.  Following some brief updates about the stream and talking about some new hardware, we reviewed some pull-requests from viewers Ian, Bruno, and Giancarlo.  Thanks guys!

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Stream Updates and Refactoring a Visual Studio Extension

Today was a good stream, and I felt very productive during it.  We refactored the OptionsPage in the EpicBuildMusic project to allow it to be unit tested, and I even gave the folders, fixtures, and tests names so they made sense.  A replay of today’s stream is below:

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What I Learned – Developing a Visual Studio Extension

Over the past week, I’ve been working on an extension for Visual Studio called EpicBuildMusic. If you’ve watched my live stream on Twitch or Mixer, or caught the video afterwards on my YouTube channel, you’ve seen some of the challenges that I have run into.  In this post, I’m going to summarize some of those learnings. Continue reading