Initial Commit: Time Tortoise

Time Tortoise

Since the beginning of the year, I have been doing some research for a project related to time tracking. As part of the research, I build a tiny sample app to try out the technology stack that I’ll be using.

This week, I’m making my first few commits to the GitHub repository that I’ll be using for the real app. The app also now has a name, Time Tortoise, and a logo, the stern-looking creature at the top of this post.

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Unit Testing UWP Apps, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about the basics of unit testing UWP apps, including steps required to get and code coverage working together. This week, I’ll cover a few more unit testing topics related to testing components in isolation. That will wrap up the UWP example app that I have been building over the last […]


EF Core and SQLite for UWP Apps

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A Project for 2017

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2016 Work Habits Checklist

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