Author Archives: Chris Woodruff

About Chris Woodruff

Chris Woodruff or Woody as his friends call him, is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on .NET and Database tools. He focuses on .NET, REST APIs, web development, and AWS. Chris is a humbled speaker at various US and international conferences.

AndroidManifest.xml, Logcat and Android Profiling – Xamarin Android in Rider 2019.1

This is the second post looking at the updated features in Rider 2019.1 for Xamarin Android. In the previous post, we covered Xamarin Android Visual Designer and Layout Inspector. In this post, we will cover several new UI-based development features for the Android flavor … Continue reading

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Xamarin Android Visual Designer and Layout Inspector in Rider 2019.1

We have added a number of features for Xamarin Android in Rider 2019.1. It is now easier than ever to install required SDK’s to build Xamarin Android apps. This latest release also brings additional UI-based development features for the Android flavor of Xamarin: the AXML Visual … Continue reading

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Testing and Profiling ASP.NET Core REST API’s from Rider, part 2

We are continuing our series on testing ASP.NET Core Web API projects using Rider. We will be using the HTTP Client built into Rider’s IDE that will allow us to build the calls to our REST APIs developed in ASP.NET Core Web … Continue reading

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Testing and Profiling ASP.NET Core REST API’s from Rider, part 1

There are many different ways to test Web API’s developed using ASP.NET Core. Let’s look at how we can cover testing and profiling our APIs inside Rider. We will be using the HTTP Client built into Rider’s IDE that will allow … Continue reading

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Connecting to a Microsoft SQL Server Linux Docker Container from Rider

There are many users of Rider that value the IDE for developing .NET Core applications on macOS. They also have need of running their Microsoft SQL Server databases locally for their work. This blog post will give developers insight on how to … Continue reading

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Exploring exception stack traces with ReSharper and Rider

We have all experienced bugs that throw exceptions in our applications. Using ASP.NET and getting a “yellow screen of death” (YSOD) with an exception message and stack trace? Using .NET Core and seeing stack traces printed to log files? With ReSharper and … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Issues and Tasks in Rider

We live in a world of teams, and with teams comes communication about our software projects in terms of what work needs to be done and bugs that have been discovered. What if we could work directly in Rider on those GitHub … Continue reading

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A Look at what’s new in Rider 2018.3: Code Completion, TODO and More

We have already looked at the many new and improved features of Rider! Let’s look at even more available in the Rider 2018.3 version. We are going to look at what’s new in Code Completion with regards to Package references, configuration files and … Continue reading

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.editorconfig updates, more build options, better Roslyn support in Rider 2018.3 EAP

Last time, we looked at several new features and fixes available in the Rider 2018.3 Early Access Preview (EAP) version – but definitely not all of them! There are more things to cover… We have more flexibility for building .NET and .NET Core … Continue reading

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Redesigned Search Everywhere, Plugins, Templates and More in Rider 2018.3 EAP

With the Holiday Season right around the corner, we have a nice present for everyone: get the new Rider Early Access Preview (EAP) version and try it out! In Rider 2018.3, we’ve improved the Search Everywhere action along with a new … Continue reading

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