It is possible to setup your build server to run code analysis on your solution/projects, without having to install VS on your build server.
The answer is here: http://stackoverflow.com/a/21731245/3181
I'm not going to reproduce the code here, there is no point. This post is just a reminder to myself as to where I found the solution to this.
Gitlab is an open source 'clone' of Github, although I don't think it's much of a clone anymore, to be fair. The Enterprise edition has full Active Directory support, and the Community edition does not.
The integration with Active Directory is of great benefit. To get the most out of it, I think that you would need to upgrade to the Enterprise edition, as it adds a number of additonal integrations which look to be really usefull for larger organisations with multiple projects and development teams.
It is possible to configure the Community edition to integrate with Active Directory, to the extent that you can restrict exactly who is allowed to login in. You have to manually configure the users permissions on groups/projects though. In the Enterprise edition, the tighter integration means that you can match up Active Directory groups with groups in Gitlab, and control access both to the server, and groups/projects, all through Active Directory.
Here is the ldap section from my
gitlab.yml (please be aware, I'm no Active Directory expert):
bind_dn: 'CN=Git Lab,OU=AB,OU=example,DC=example,DC=com'
bind_dn is for a user called 'Git Lab', and you must suppoly the password. This user was expressly setup just for this, but you can use any user. The
base is the level of Active Directory that Gitlab searches for users from. Finally, the
user_filter states that users must members of
devs in order to be able to login.
Having just been stumped on this for longer than I care to admit, and only finding the answer to my problem buried in a comment on StackOverflow, I'm posting it here for my own future reference:
Q: Using ASP.Net MVC with Bootstrap 3, why won't my
<input> stretch to the full width of a
<div class="form-group">, even though I am putting
form-control on the css class?
A: Because Microsoft override
textarea to have
max-width: 280px in the default
Site.css which is added to new projects. Removing this will allow the 100% width from
I like using NPoco, it's a really nice library that allows you stop having to write raw ADO.NET. Recently I just switched one of my projects at work to use the Fluent Mapping features, essentially so that my POCO's do not need to have the mapping attributes in them.
I started wth the example on the NPoco wiki of creating a database factory, and adding the mapping class to the fluent configuration. As the number of mapping classes has grown, this has quickly become unwieldy and a bit of a maintainance issue.
As I already utilise Structuremap in the application, I wanted to configure it to automatically pick up my mapping classes and build the configuration object for me. This is easy to in the registry:
For<FluentConfig>().Use(context => FluentMappingConfiguration.Configure(context.GetAllInstances<IMap>().ToArray()));
For<IDatabase>().HttpContextScoped().Use(context => context.GetInstance<DatabaseFactory>().GetDatabase());
The mapping classes must inherit from
Map<T>, which itself inherits from
IMap. Thus we can confidently add all types of
IMap in the scan.
Then an instance of
FluentConfig must be registered, which can be done with an overload of
.Use, from which we get the StructureMap context and pull out all the types of IMap which have been found and pass it to the static
.Configure method of the
FluentMappingConfiguration, which constructs the instance.
DatabaseFactory (see below) is then registered, and it accepts a 'FluentConfig' instance in its constructor. As per the original example on the NPoco wiki, it is marked as a singleton to ensure that only one instance is created, so that the mappings do not get registered more than once. I don't know what would happen if the mappings were to be registered more than once, but I assume that it would be a Bad Thing™.
Then, for the NPoco
IDatabase instance that we register, we want to always create it using the instance of the
DatabaseFactory that has already been registered, which again is accessible using the overload of
.Use to get the Structuremap context. It's marked as
.HttpContextScoped(), but I'm honestly not sure if that's required or not given that I'm using
Structuremap.MVC5 nested containers.
For completeness, here is the
public class DatabaseFactory
private static NPoco.DatabaseFactory _internalFactory;
public DatabaseFactory(FluentConfig fluentConfig)
private static void Configure(FluentConfig fluentConfiguration)
_internalFactory = NPoco.DatabaseFactory.Config(x =>
x.UsingDatabase(() => new Database("ConnectionString"));
public NPoco.Database GetDatabase()
I've been a user of Vim for several years now. I use it as my go-to standard editor. As I primarily write C# code, I obviously use Visual Studio, a lot, and I have the wonderful VsVim extension installed, which provides a lot of the power of Vim, from within Visual Studio.
I thought I was pretty good at using Vim, until the other day when I saw Vim being used in some screencasts and I immediately thought that I suck at using Vim.
It turns out, that I learned enough about using Vim that got me a good increase in productivity, that I basically stopped learning how to use it. My brain must have decided that I learned all I needed to know to get me through my day, and stopped me wanting to learn anymore.
I have now found a great source of screencasts about using Vim, here, which are split into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. I learned how to do new stuff with Vim that is in the first beginner video.
I wish that I had found these videos several years ago when I was first starting out with Vim, as watching them then would probably have saved me a lot of time over the last several years.