Here are some tips for using git ignore files in your projects. I will keep updating this list so keep checking.
1. Creating .gitignore in Windows Explorer
If you are trying to create .gitignore from the windows explorer windows throws an error. This is because of historic reasons that file name before the extension cannot be blank.
To workaround this issue you can create a file with the name “.gitignore.” in the windows explorer. This will automatically remove the “.” at the end and the file with name “.gitignore” will be created.
2. Get the default settings of .gitignore for the specific project type.
Go to the site https://www.gitignore.io/ and search for the specific project type to get the default settings for your project type.
For example, if you want the specific settings of Visual Studio projects you can search on this site and copy these to the .gitignore file on in you git repository and start working immediately.
Docker usage in the development and test environment can save you lot of effort and time. Windows containers are new and are still evolving. Using them requires a big change in the mindset. To begin with, the team could start using the docker in the development process to get familiar with the Windows containers.This article talks about some of the places where you could use docker to save time and in the process you will also get familiar.
Please share your experiences where you saved time using docker or Windows containers.
Digital certificate contains keys for authenticating the holder of the certificate. It is typically issued by a trusted entity called CA (Certificate Authority). Self-signed certificate is used for testing purpose which is issued by yourself without the need for a Trusted CA.
Using OpenSSL to generate self-signed certificate
Open SSL is an open source software that can be used to support SSL in your application. You can download the OpenSSL for Windows here. The software contains set of utilities to generate SSL certificates.
This will export only the Public key to a file named sj-test-cert-public.pem
At the end of these these steps we would have two files that need to be stored. The PFX file contains the private and public key that need to be stored securely and the password used to encrypt should not be shared. This PFX file is used for signing the content. The Public key file generated at the last step contains the Public key that has to be shared with others who need to verify the content signed by you.
Hope this information was useful to you. Please let me know if you have any questions that I can answer.