Jun 16, 2015
devops, powershell, teamcity
Just a quick post on accessing TeamCity REST API from PowerShell. Why would you want top do this? Well in this particular eample I will be using PowerShell to access the build change list from TeamCity. One would think that it is something trivial (and it really isn’t too complex) that would be available out of the box but it isn’t.
Apr 1, 2015
devops, powershell, continuous delivery
I’ve been learning a lot lately about psake and Powershell on my new project. Getting the build to run with
psake was almost trivial, as was collecting the build artifacts and bundling them. That took all of 2 hours. Plug it into TeamCity and you’re done. If you haven’t looked into automating your build and deploy for .Net projects with
powershell you owe it to yourself to look into it. It’s well worth it!
Mar 12, 2015
I’ve been quiet again for a while and have fallen behind with the posts I want to publish. The reason behind this is I got a new gig that requires I expand my skill set in an interesting area that I enjoy working in. I’m talking about devops.
Feb 17, 2015
How many of you work in a large organization where the team that develops the software initially is not the team that runs it in production?
Feb 17, 2015
Other than software development my other great passion is for automobiles. I’m pretty excited about where things are going lately in the automotive sector. It seemed that for a while there there wasn’t a lot going on but as of late there are a number of super exciting things happening out there.
Jan 28, 2015
css, ux, legacy
As my current client has been rolling out IE 10 enterprise wide over the past few weeks we find ourselves facing issues with our legacy CSS code base.
Jan 23, 2015
rants, business, technology
John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, has sent a letter to US lawmakers asking them to force mobile application developers to offer counterparts for their iOS and Android apps on BlackBerry. Mr. Chen this is why you fail.
Jan 21, 2015
We’re on the tail end of my current engagement and a lot of our tasks are change requests or enhancements as the users are getting more and more time with the software. We have a fairly large integration test suite that we wrote using an inhouse custom Fit extension.
Jan 21, 2015
software, scale, agile
This is not necessarily fully baked but I decided to pst it anyway before it becomes another perennial draft that hangs around and by the time it get posted it looses all relevance. So here goes, please comment if you have feelings on this one way or another.
Jan 13, 2015
vw, gti, mk6, automotive, review
A quick update on the GTI is in order. I guess this will turn into some kind of long term review after all.