Connecting Visual Studio 2013 with Git and Bitbucket

The first step you need to take is to setup Visual Studio to use the Git Provider. To do this you need to go to Tools -> Options and select the Git service provider. Then select the Open from Source Control option then under Local Git Repositories choose the Clone option and fill in your git settings for BitBucket. Now … Read More

Mike GriffithConnecting Visual Studio 2013 with Git and Bitbucket

Installation failed due to the absence of a ServiceProcessInstaller.

Recently I encountered the following error message while creating a new windows service in .net : System.InvalidOperationException: Installation failed due to the absence of a ServiceProcessInstaller. The ServiceProcessInstaller must either be the containing installer, or it must be present in the Installers collection on the same installer as the ServiceInstaller. After doing some searching I found that this was due … Read More

Mike GriffithInstallation failed due to the absence of a ServiceProcessInstaller.

How NOT to teach a computer language

For the past year or so my wife has been taking online classes to get a computer science degree. For most of her classes she’s done great, she’s been flying through HTML and SQL, even up to the point where she can handle multilevel joins and optimizing through indexes. That was until she hit her vb.net class. I had no idea why she was having problems with a language has easy as vb.net so I started helping her out and find out why she was having so many problems.

Mike GriffithHow NOT to teach a computer language