Tag: Dev Tools

Github Copilot hyped IntelliSense or revolutionary pair programming

Somewhat of a month back I applied for GitHub copilot access, out of curiosity and I am using it since I got access around 11 June 2021. To apply for access you basically submit an application form, and after it’s reviewed you get an invite to a private GitHub repo, once you have access to that repo you can use copilot by using the VS extension and authenticate with the Github account that has access to that repo, be sure to change fast the issues watching level because it’s set to all and that will basically flood your email address with thousands of emails since it’s a very popular repo. View full article

WSL1 became unusable – I finally switched to WSL2

When WSL1 first appeared I was pretty excited, a lot of people claim today that because WSL, Windows is the best platform for developers, personally these days I think any OS from the big three can act as a perfect developing platform since many of us use docker anyway.

But back to WSL1, what I really liked was the WSL1 was Cygwin on steroids a kind of “Linux Wine”, and that meant a lot from the perspective of OS development, because it really was a step in the direction of merging OSes rather than have yet another virtual machine.

I mostly switched to WSL2 because I grew tired of my applications crashing because WSL1 was missing some implementations, and I thought I wasted enough time on workarounds like setting Nginx buffering to off, replacing libc libraries, replace system binaries with custom scripts, replacing apt repos with custom ones, adding custom apt repos, changing network IP version preference, avoid using Unix sockets and so on and on(but even TCP wasn’t fully implemented, constantly you could bumble into TCP_INFO error), so basically WSL1 is not extremely stable. View full article

Personal GitLab on a home bare metal through Reverse proxy

If you don’t want all your repositories on GitHub or other project hosting platforms, you can choose Gitlab. I guess you already know what GitLab is. It is very similar to the Gitlab platform and the best thing is that hosting is on your server, you can have private/internal/public repositories. You have some kind of open source security software that you can be used for nefarious uses, you want to make the source public but some big companies consider that this kind of code is not “open source”.Simple use your server and do what you want. I’ll show my configuration for a GitLab, I use SSL for the proxy that accesses a local server on non-SSL. View full article