16 Nov
2009

Azure Summary

I was asked today, “what’s this whole ‘Microsoft Azure’ thing about?”  I haven’t done anything with Azure, EC2, or Google Apps Engine, but why let my ignorance stop me from blogging about it?  So here’s a brief summary of what I understand about these cloud technologies – I find the whole idea fascinating and am […]

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9 Nov
2009

StructureMap and SharePoint

I’ve started doing some SharePoint development and have brought some of my favorite tools and practices with me.  Like unit tests.  And IoC.  And that other SOLID stuff.  I’m writing a very basic WebPart to get started with SharePoint – this web part will display a list of links to other applications that the user […]

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2 Oct
2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 is Windows 7 “Server”

Sometimes people get tripped up by this – at the least, its a little confusing.  A brief history lesson: First there was Windows Server 2003.  And then in 2005, Microsoft released something of a super-service-pack with new functionality, patches, and other stuff.  It was much more than a regular service pack, full of optional components […]

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27 Jul
2009

SVN Update doesn’t always get new directories

Problem:  You run “svn update” on a directory where you *know* there are new folders.   Svn tells you “At revision X” where X = whatever the head revision is (i.e., “everything’s up to date!”) – but that new folder didn’t show up.  This is because the default is for svn to update folders down to […]

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1 Jul
2009

Vault and CruiseControl.NET Error: Working Folder State Problem

This is one of those problems that teaches humility.  I’m posting this here because the solution is a) trivially obvious, any fool could see it and b) I completely overlooked the obvious solution and maybe a google “hint” would have saved me some time. At Blackfin, we use SourceGear Vault and CruiseControl.net. (We’re moving to […]

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