Shane Bartholomeusz

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Solved: ‘Unable to find package specflow.plus.license’ error

Problem

Whilst recently installing Specflow on a new Windows PC, I ran into an unexpected error after running the below command:

dotnet tool install --global SpecFlow.Plus.License --version 3.9.7

This is the error I encountered whilst running the above command:

C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\cd1e38b3-c92a-436d-b439-f1535d848adc\restore.csproj : error NU1101: Unable to find package specflow.plus.license. No packages exist with this id in source(s): C:\Program Files\dotnet\library-packs, Microsoft Visual Studio Offline Packages The tool package could not be restored.
Tool ‘specflow.plus.license’ failed to install. This failure may have been caused by:
You are attempting to install a preview release and did not use the –version option to specify the version.
A package by this name was found, but it was not a .NET tool.
The required NuGet feed cannot be accessed, perhaps because of an Internet connection problem.
You mistyped the name of the tool.
For more reasons, including package naming enforcement, visit https://aka.ms/failure-installing-tool

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How to: Use GitHub Actions with OIDC to Authenticate with Azure

Overview

Deploying resources to the cloud through deployment pipelines requires the need to authenticate with the various cloud providers in a standardised and secure manner. GitHub Actions offers the ability to authenticate with Azure using OpenID Connect (OIDC).

In this post, I’ll guide you through the process of setting up OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication with Azure and GitHub Actions.

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Solved: Intermittent SharePoint Framework Caching and 404 deployment errors

Problem

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) offers a flexible approach to building custom solutions for Microsoft SharePoint that leverage modern web development technologies.

Recently whilst deploying a SharePoint Framework (SPFx) solution into a SharePoint Online environment, I encountered intermittent caching issues and 404 failures. There was no clear pattern as to why the issues would occur. After staring at the code and pulling my hair out, I eventually came across a solution…

In this post, I’ll be sharing the solution that worked for me.

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Solved: Azure Functions There is not enough space on the disk

Overview

Azure Function Apps allow developers to build and deploy event-driven applications in the cloud. However, as with any software we can sometimes run into unusual issues, in particular, I recently ran into the below error when trying to deploy an Azure Function App through a GitHub Actions CICD pipeline.

If you have also encountered this issue, then you are in luck, because in this article we’ll explore the cause of this error and how I solved the issue.

“Internal Server Error (CODE: 500)”

“There is not enough space on the disk.”

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How To: Find Duplicate Lines Using Notepad++

Overview

You may have come across situations where you need to identify duplicate lines contained in a text file. I recently had to do this within a large CSV data extract file.

While there are several ways to do this, I was specifically looking for a way to do this using Notepad++, which I already had installed. So in this blog article, I’ll show you how to find duplicate lines using Notepad++.

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How To: Handle Line Endings with Git

Overview

Git is an incredibly powerful version control system with a myriad of features and capabilities, including the ability to work across various OS platforms, including Windows and Unix.

I recently started working on a project along with several other developers using various operating system platforms. We came across an issue relating to the handling of LF / CRLF line ending characters between the various operating system platforms.

In this article we’ll take a look at how to deal with line ending characters in git.

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Solved: Dotnet EF CLI ‘Could not execute’ Error

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Problem

The ‘dotnet ef’ CLI command enables developers to work with Entity Framework Core (EF Core) database operations from the standard dotnet command line.

Recently I came across the below error whilst trying to run the ‘dotnet ef’ CLI commands:

$ dotnet ef
Could not execute because the specified command or file was not found.
Possible reasons for this include:
  * You misspelled a built-in dotnet command.
  * You intended to execute a .NET program, but dotnet-ef does not exist.
  * You intended to run a global tool, but a dotnet-prefixed executable with this name could not be found on the PATH.

If you have also encountered this error whilst using the Entity Framework commands via the dotnet CLI, then you’re in luck because I’ll be sharing the fix in this article.

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Solved: Cognitive Services – Operation returned an invalid status code ‘Unauthorized’

Problem

The Azure Cognitive Services SDK is a set of pre-built services that enable developers to easily and quickly integrate AI capabilities into their applications. It provides a wide range of cognitive services including computer vision, language understanding, speech, and search APIs.

Recently whilst using the Azure Cognitive Services SDK recently, I encountered the below error while trying to consume the Cognitive Services Computer Vision API using the Dotnet SDK.

If you’ve also encountered the same error then you are in luck, because in this post I’ll share the solution that worked for me.

Operation returned an invalid status code ‘Unauthorized’

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Quick Tip: VS Code Restore Previous File Version

Overview

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve modified a local code file and needed to revert back to a previously saved local version that was not committed to your Git repo?

If you’re a user of Visual Studio Code you’re in luck because I’ll show you how to do just that …

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How To: Disable Win 11 “Show more options” context menu

Overview

Moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11 was largely a painless experience for me however like any new major Windows release it has its share of interesting quirks however there was one particular quirk that I’ll show you how to fix in this post.

Windows 11 by default will show a slimmed-down Windows Explorer context menu, with an option to expand the menu to “Show more options”. While at first, I did welcome the change, over time it became a bit of an annoyance and a real productivity killer because it meant I had to perform an extra click for no tangible benefit.

In this post, I’ll show you how to disable the “Show more options” feature of Windows 11.

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