Why do automated tests matter?

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It might seem a bit odd to write a post on software tests after so many years and so much content, yet to this day I see well meaning developers writing software without adequate test coverage. In fact I will share that I myself have been very late to enlightenment...
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Templated repos with dotnet new

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I’ve been digging in to making dotnet new templates and it turns out to be a remarkably capable bit of tooling. It’s particularly useful when you want to build a load of similar microservices with their own git repos. It can: Rename files. Rename strings (variables, class names etc). Preserve...
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New tool: sln-items-sync for Visual Studio solution folders

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How and why I created sln-items-sync - a dotnet tool to generate SolutionItems from filesystem folders. If you want to skip the backstory head over: https://github.com/timabell/sln-items-sync 15 years of minor irritation Faced with another set of microservice repos written in dotnet-core, with .sln files in various states of tidiness I...
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