All my programming and web development articles:
20 Mar 2021
This seems like it should be trivially simple... but isn't. There are a number of gotchas, all explained here.
15 Feb 2021
How to check the status of every Git working copy in a folder, and return information about untracked/uncommitted changes.
07 Nov 2020
How to copy a subset of files from one folder to another, filtering on last modified date.
01 Jul 2020
How to back up all your GitHub repositories to your local computer, using Python and the GitHub GraphQL API.
22 Jun 2020
Improve your application's error handling by creating specific types for error cases.
10 Aug 2019
How to back up all your GitHub repositories to your local computer, using Powershell and the GitHub GraphQL API.
06 May 2019
Automating SQL Server database backups using Powershell and the Dropbox API.
02 Feb 2019
Extension methods for determining the first and last day of the week or month a specific date is within.
26 Sep 2016
A few tips for writing C# code which explains itself clearly.
26 Mar 2015
Creating word frequency illustrations from the 2015 election manifestos.
25 Mar 2015
A review of the Revo SuperConnect DAB/Internet radio.
30 Sep 2014
In this example, I walk through creating a simple extension for Google Chrome which grabs the title, url and any selected text from the current page.
12 Mar 2014
A Sublime Text plugin to automatically convert tabs to spaces when a file is opened.
21 Dec 2012
An issue with some older Cisco VPN client software means IntelliJ IDEA will throw connection exceptions when trying to perform online actions. Here's how to fix it.
04 Feb 2011
A basic pattern for creating a stopwatch/timer application in C#, which is slightly trickier than it sounds…
17 Nov 2010
Portable Git for Windows: setting the $HOME environment variable to allow complete portability (including SSL keys and configuration for use with GitHub)
There are a few issues which make Portable Git not quite as portable as it could be. In this article, I explain the gotchas and walk you through creating a tweaked Portable Git for Windows install which is truly self contained.
© Mark Ashley Bell 2018