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Over the past year I've been lucky enough to work at ServiceStack focusing on continuously improving the developer experience for developers using ServiceStack. A part of this role, I was tasked with improving developer workflows for multiple IDEs by integrating ServiceStack's Native Types feature for all major IDEs. Though all IDEs tend to grapple with the same or similar constructs (projects, fi ...

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Over the past couple of months, I've been spending more time with Dart and trying to get my head around how to use it in my current set of favourite tools and workflows. I've also been working on a site to share and collaborate on Tiled map editor maps called 'TiledStack'. The site is currently written in AngularJS and I have ~80% of the functionality I want the site to have is done. The site is n ...

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A couple of days ago at work, I was thinking about how we might reduce number of errors and avoid some of the more repetitious code that we were writing. I've known about Visual Studio templates for a while but never bothered to look into them. Code generation (even though I've written T4 templates and the like) is something I tend to shy away from as they can becomes brittle quite quickly. So de ...

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