Jan 3, 2017
So here is the first post of 2017! I hope it is finding all of you healthy and eager to take on new and exciting projects!
Dec 6, 2016
tech, news, cloud
If you’re a techie you’ve surely kept a keen eye on Amazon’s reInvent to see what new and exciting features/services they are bringing to market.
Dec 5, 2016
IIS, C#, logs
A little while ago I put together a quick and dirty IIS log parser and I want to capture some of the things learned.
Nov 4, 2016
Powershell, Pester, TDD
One of the more interesting things that I got to work on lately is write some TTD Powershell. This was pretty cool and I just wanted to share a couple of simple snippets. I used Pester originally started by Scott Muc although it now has over 60 contributors on Github.
Jun 30, 2016
As you may know most of my clients so far have been large Oil and Gas companies here in Calgary. A lot promote Agile as their methodology of choice, but is it really? Pretty much every interview you go to they ask about your Agile experience and tout their fast paced, dynamic environment. Unfortunately there is a lot of smoke and mirrors and when you actually hit the ground on your project and start working you realise that things are not really as advertised. Most times what you find is a very ceremonious process that is more concerned with producing various documents and appeasing people in certain roles than delivering working software.
Nov 28, 2015
powershell, psake, devops
Last time I spoke of deployment with Powershell I didn’t really get into the nitty gritty details of how to actually do some of this stuff so i just want to go a little deeper into how to actually accomplish this.
Nov 23, 2015
powershell, psake, devops
So this post has been overdue for a long time. I wanted to talk a bit about the setup we have on my current project for doing automated deployments to our various environments. The concepts are relatively simple but as always the devil is in the details.
Nov 11, 2015
So today is a holiday - Remembrance Day - and the client site is closed. We have the day off before the axe comes down tomorrow and we find out who, if anyone, we will lose to restructuring. Hopefully not too many people will be affected. Who knows I might be on the market as of tomorrow morning. It’s generally a pretty gloomy mood out there in the oil and gas circles.
Oct 6, 2015
Thick grey clouds pressed down on the deserted beach like a great pillow about to descend on a terminally ill patient. The waves were nervously rolling about and breaking down heaps of garbage floating in on the high tide. Scavengers would sometimes go trough the heaps of trash looking for something useful but despite decades of unchecked consumerist gluttony salvaging anything useful was a rare occurrence.
Jun 16, 2015
In my previous post on accessing TeamCity REST API using PowerShell there is a small inconspicuous line that reads like this: