A good friend of mine was experiencing an issue with accessing the online features of Halo 5, and from doing a bit of googling, it appears he’s not the only one.
The error he was getting was:
Error Authorizing user with Halo 5: Guardians services. You will be unable to access online modes.
We did manage to fix the issue however… Continue reading “Fixed – Error Authorizing user with Halo 5: Guardians services”
One of the rules of using MVVM is that your model shouldn’t need to know anything about the UI Layer, and your View should be decoupled from the Model via the ViewModel. It can often be necessary to have some form of conversion between what our Model understands and what the View would understand. A common example would be converting a boolean flag to a Visibility State, this is where Value Converters come in.
We’ll follow a slightly more domain specific example in this case, converting the TranslationDirection Enumeration Property to a Visibility State for our Morse Input User Control.
Continue reading “Universal App Tutorials Part 11 : Value Converters”
Honesty is the best policy…
…unequivocally. Trying to cover something up simply doesn’t work. Everyone makes mistakes, even your boss, and if they’re worth working for, they’ll know that.
As the lead you should be the first to admit when you:
- are not going to make a deadline;
- did something silly that broke the build;
- are wrong;
- simply don’t know the answer to a question.
The last one is really important.
Continue reading “Development Team Leadership : First Steps Part 7”
Coming predominantly from a .NET background (as you may have guessed) this was obviously quite a shift. Continue reading “Review : Write Modern Web Apps with the MEAN Stack by Jeff Dickey”
Pragmatism – Take your time
I’m sure you’ll have heard the saying :
Rome wasn’t built in a day…
…and it’s fair to say that 99% of the time, neither will your app be. Be realistic regarding what you can achieve and by when. Everything about the Agile methodology points to being able to work sustainably, and getting better at doing so along the way. There’s many articles about picking a vertical stripe or horizontal stripes through your architecture and delivering a concise set of functionality. My advice would be, don’t let your chosen stripe get too fat. If you can’t hit an imposed deadline, be honest and say ‘no’.
Continue reading “Development Team Leadership : First Steps Part 6”