Quality Excites 2016

The Quality Excites conference organized by the passionate team recently had its 5th edition. For me, this conference was exceptional because there were a lot of workshops and lectures, many of which were dedicated to testing. The speakers practice what they preach and everything related to the conference was high quality, as this is what excites the organizers and the invitees. That is why Quality Excites remains one of my most anticipated yearly events, and every year since 2014, I’ve had the simultaneous fear and thrill of securing tickets.…

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Devoxx 2016

The conference beast living inside of me has awoken again but this time it was very hungry and I ended up having to feed it for 4 days. I spent the first 3 days at the Devoxx Poland conference which ran from June 22nd to 25th. It is one of the biggest conferences in Poland and this was the second staging. There were 2500 participants and 100 speakers at this edition, and among the speakers, was one of my work mates Arkadiusz Benedykt.…

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Using only the generator of Angular-CLI

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In one of my previous posts, I wrote about Angular CLI. With this tool, you can simplify your work when dealing with Angular2 projects. This tool can create a template of a new Angular2 application where everything is set up and works perfectly. However, what if you want to have a build process of your application that is a bit different from what Angular CLI offers or you want to use this tool in an existing project which already has its own structure and build process?…

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Epilogue: Daj się poznać series

The Daj się poznać contest has come to an end. Now it’s time to sum up what I did, what I didn’t do and what I learnt during this period of time. First of all, I want to thank Maciej Aniserowicz for organizing this contest. Initiatives like this do a lot for the Polish programming community as a whole, but even more for the individual programmers who participated in the contest, and even those on the sidelines who merely observed.…

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Migrating to ASP .NET Core RC2

After waiting for some time, I was happy when ASP.NET Core RC2 was recently released. This version should have debuted at the beginning of 2016, so imagine my anticipation and excitement to install it on my Linux machine and upgrade my project to this version. To install this version of ASP.NET Core I started on this page and then I chose Linux -> Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the step-by-step instructions provided and after a while I could run the command dotnet -h in my terminal, and I saw this: Now I could start to upgrade my project.…

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Experimenting with Angular2 CLI

During the keynote of ng-conf 2016, Brad Green presented a lot of cool stuff about Angular2 and one of them was a tool called Angular-CLI. Angular-CLI contains a bunch of simple commands to make your work easier with Angular2 projects. The tool essentially streamlines and simplifies your projects. I am always cautious about this kind of tool because often they create far more than you need and pollute your project but when used wisely, they can be helpful.…

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Upgrading to Angular2 RC1

The “Daj się poznać” contest is coming to an end and I have learned a lot and experimented with many things. I created a couple of sample projects but my main project was a bit neglected. It’s about time to speed up the development of my contest application. Since I’ve started working on that app, a lot changed. The biggest change was the new version of Angular2 which at the time of writing this post, is called: RC1.…

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How to avoid global installs with NPM scripts

Recently, I heard from a friend that he doesn’t know how to use Gulp and TypeScript locally, he only knows how to install them globally. I thought it could be an issue for others, and that’s why I decided to write this post. Using globally installed NPM packages can be very problematic, especially if you need these in different versions in a variety of projects. If you rely on global packages you don’t know what the dependencies of your project really are.…

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Google Identity Provider with IdentityServer4

In this post, I am going to continue my series about IdenityServer4. I will write about forcing IdentityServer to use Google as an external identity token provider. Before I started, I had to register the application that will interact with Google which in my case is IdSrvHost. I am going to reuse the application that I registered in this post. However, I altered the configuration of this application a bit by enabling access to Google+ API.…

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