TFS2010 – find changeset for label – quick tip

Management of labels in TFS 2010 using Visual Studio 2010 is not especially user friendly. Recently I’ve faced a situation when I had to find for which changeset label has been created. The simplest solution appeared to be usage of developer command prompt and invoking command in local solution workspace:

tf history . /stopafter:1 /noprompt /r /version:LNameOfMyLabel

Please note capital L after version parameter with colon. This L is used to mark that search should be performed for label with specified name after it.



SharePoint 2013 and Windows Server 2012 R2 – developer’s way

Yesterday I’ve tried to install SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. Prerequisites installer run and suddenly it crashed on step ‚Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role’. But wait, that is something new – never before had such a problem. Manual installation of Web Server Role also didn’t help – installer had just been stuck on this step. Just figured out that my last successful installation of SharePoint 2013 has been performed on Windows Server 2012 but not R2. Why bother then … for developer purposes only final result matters, so reverting back to Windows Server 2012 feels ok to me.

Rails installation on Ubuntu

In this post I would like to share with you with a quick description of how to install Rails 4.0 on Ubuntu.

Simple steps after opening a terminal:

1. sudo apt-get update

2. sudo apt-get install apache2 curl git libmysqlclient-dev mysql-server nodejs

3. sudo apt-get install ruby1.9.3

4. sudo gem install rails –version 4.0.0 –no-ri –no-rdoc

5. sudo apt-get install sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev

6. Open .bashrc in user’s home folder and at the add the following line – „source .rvm/scripts/rvm”

This steps have worked for me and this description is mostly based on description provided in „Agile Web Development with Rails 4” book. Please note that this steps might not be a best practice, however for basic Rails installation for dev purposes are sufficient.

Internet Explorer – bookmarks search

I was always wondering if there’s an option to search in Internet Explorer bookmarks. Recently I’ve found the following answer: open windows explorer and in current folder path just enter „shell:favorites” – then in search box you can enter any phrase in order to search in your bookmarks. Quite life saver, especially if you have so many bookmars as I have 😉