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My new coding workflow: VS Code + Remote-SSH extension

I recently rediscovered the ability of Visual Studio Code to develop on remote machines. Just connect to a server via SSH and develop there.

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Developing 10x faster with my Surface Go and Visual Studio Code

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This thought was written using Visual Studio Code from my Surface Go, but via a SSH remote connection to my ASRock Deskmini. Today I found this article on dev.to about someone using a Microsoft Surface Go to connect to a remote Azure instance to develop Java apps. I thought why shouldn’t I try something similar using my Surface Go and my desktop PC? Whenever I’m on the go (on the Go), I just need to connect via the VPN to home, turn on the desktop using Wake-on-LAN and then I can use Code to remote-develop on a Linux machine with a bit better specs than my Surface Go.

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kis3: Why I'm writing my own website statistics tool

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When you host your static website on a service like Netlify, it’s not that easy to get statistics of your website visitors without violating their privacy by using tools like Google Analytics. Because it’s a static website you can’t use some statistics plugins the way you can in WordPress and it’s also not possible to view which pages the server is serving, because Netlify doesn’t give you access to it’s logs.

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The Day All Android Developers Will Use Kotlin

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Advantages, statistics and my own experience The day of the Google I/O 2017 was probably the highlight of every Android developer who has already had a taste for Kotlin. Finally, Kotlin is a fully supported programming language for Android. Directly integrated into Android Studio 3.0. Android Announces Support for Kotlin Advantages And with every day, there will be more Android developers who rewrite their apps from Java to Kotlin or who simply rely on Kotlin for new projects.

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Publish multi-module Android libraries on JitPack

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If you’re an Android developer and learned to love the benefits of open source, you may want to publish you’re own libraries sometime. A common used services for building and providing Android libraries is JitPack. It’s a user friendly alternative to jCenter, which takes a lot of pain from the process of publishing a library. It’s as simple as adding a few lines of code to your project. Now, given the case, that you already have an open source Android app, where you developed some special features (that may be helpful for other developers too), you don’t want the other developers needing to copy parts of your app.

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Welcome To Dev All The Things!

Here I’ll post things for developers. Useful tips I have for newbies or solutions for special problems, you know what I mean. I am visiting hundreds of websites each day, to get tips and tricks for the problems I have, and I want to thank all the other blogging developers out there with my own blog. I hope I can help. But now something about myself: I, student in final school year, have deep knowledge in Android, Java, Kotlin (especially on Android), Databases (SQL) and basic knowledge about PHP, HTML, CSS, C# and more.

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