Archive 2019



How to work with branches using Git (part 6 of Series)

17 April 2019 ·  10 min read

In this article, we'll create and work with a separate branch in Git and show you how to merge back and forth. This is part 6 of a series of beginner-level articles covering version-control, Git & GitHub.


Jon Skeet Talks About C# 8. Silicon Orchid talks about Jon's talk.

11 April 2019 ·  11 min read

Jon Skeet visited Milton Keynes, UK on 2 Apr 2019. Jon talked about a number of topics including 'Nullable Reference Types', 'Switch Expressions', 'Pattern Matching' and 'Indexes and Ranges' … which we've now extracted out into an article to discuss.





Scott Hanselman and Damian Edwards Visit Milton Keynes

1 March 2019 ·  3 min read

Scott Hanselman & Damian Edwards visited Milton Keynes, UK on 31 Jan 2019. Scott talks about how Microsoft has changed over the past decade and introduces some of the cool new features of .Net Core 3. Also shows .Net Core running on Raspberry Pi and Meadow IoT devices.


C# Method Chaining

25 February 2019 ·  11 min read

Guide showing you how methods can be chained in C#.



Introducing the Git workflow (part 5 of Series)

25 January 2019 ·  9 min read

In this article for absolute beginners, we'll introduce you to some of the basics of saving changes to your work and saving it to the repository. This is part 5 of a series of beginner-level articles covering version-control, Git & GitHub.




Let's learn some basic Git concepts (Part 2 of Series)

22 January 2019 ·  7 min read

In this article, we'll talk about some of the basic concepts and buzzwords related to Git. This is part 2 of a series of beginner-level articles covering version-control, Git & GitHub.



How to run (debug) a .Net Core project

15 January 2019 ·  9 min read

Beginners guide to how you can run/debug a project, using Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and the .Net Core Command Line Interface.


Me and the Silicon Orchid project

10 January 2019 ·  5 min read

An article about Jim McG, how he lost his mind and what he's doing to try and make the world right again ;-)