• How to implement Getting Things Done with Trello

    08 Sep 2014

    Today I want to tell you about one of my favorites productivity methodologies and about one of my favorite tools. Why both? Because they can work perfectly side by side.

    The methodology? Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen. GTD is about clearing your mind and put everything you need to do in one place first. Collect, process, doing and keep track of it, are the key of GTD.

    The tool? Trello.com. Do you love Trello? If you don't, probably you didn't give him a try. What is Trello?

    "Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a proces"

    I bet that you can find on the web a ton of good articles that explain the beauty of Trello and how GTD can boost your productivity, but that isn't the purpose of this post. The objective here is to explain you how Trello and GTD can work beautifully side by side.

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  • Automate NuGet package creation using Grunt

    29 Aug 2014

    Probably you are already using Grunt, to automate the tasks to build your application or library. In metro-bootstrap we are using Grunt to automate the build process, but until now there's a last step that we are doing manually: create the NuGet package for new releases, until today.

    How we automate the package build?

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  • metro-bootstrap 3.2.0.1 released

    07 Aug 2014

    Yesterday we released metro-bootstrap 3.2.0.1. The new version brings the update to bootstrap 3.2.0 and some new configurations related to tiles.

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  • Have fun with Cortana

    31 Jul 2014

    Have you heard about Cortana? If you are a proud owner of a Windows Phone, I bet you did.

    To the others, Cortana is like Siri, but for Windows Phone. One of the few things where iPhone was the first, since Windows Phone release (if you are an Apple fan, I bet that you want to leave your opinion, scroll down and leave a comment, but remember that this is just my humble opinion ☺ ).

    If you have a Windows Phone with 8.1 installed you can start using Cortana. I have been testing and I found some funny questions and another more useful.

    I leave a cool list below.

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  • Your product needs an identity

    23 Jul 2014

    Have you ever asked yourself why people fall in love with products? Recently I listen Seth Godin saying that "if you are making a product for everyone, you are making a product for no one". I believe that this incredible sentence reveals the answer to the question.

    This post will tell you why it's so important to create a strong identity for your product.

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  • Analyse Azure Log Tables using SQL Queries

    15 Jul 2014

    If you are using Diagnostics in Microsoft Azure, probably you walked through the horrible experience of analyse that data, specially if you are looking for a specific TimeStamp in the middle of tons of records.

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  • metro-bootstrap with improved tiles

    04 Jul 2014

    Yesterday we released metro-bootstrap 3.1.1.2. The highlights of this release are based on improvements to tiles. We have been working to give you the flexibility to implement tiles where you want and as you want.

    In the previous version metro-bootstrap tiles were based on the Thumbnail component of bootstrap that will let you place them side by side easily. Now you will be able to place a tile in a "div" tag, for example, and set the positioning as you want.

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  • Add documentation to your Web API in 5 steps

    27 Jun 2014

    APIs are created to expose the system to other developers, so we need to provide documentation that explain how to use our API.

    So far, so good, but maintain documents manually is a kind of boring. What about auto-generate it?

    Well, if you are using ASP.NET Web API this is a piece of cake.

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  • Update GitHub Pages using a project subfolder

    21 Jun 2014

    Do you have a project in GitHub and you are tired of manage the gh-pages branch manually?! If so, stay tuned because that can be pretty simple.

    I used to make a full copy of the master repository into the gh-pages using the rebase command, but this brings a lack of organization because it's difficult don't mix the source code and the web pages files.

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  • Geeks can cook: Tuna Empanadas

    13 Jun 2014

    This blog post is about one of my other passions, cook! I'm a foodie, not just about the eating part of it, but I also love to cook. So, I want to do some tasty posts and share with you some simple recipes.

    Being a programmer is not a healthy profession. We spend long hours sitting in front of a computer and this isn't helping our body. But we can change it by making some sport and putting the fast food aside and start cooking healthy and tasty food!

    You can start right now, so I wrote down a recipe that you can make in 15 minutes. I hope you like!

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