Easy Configuration Updates During Deployment

Published at October 24, 2019 ·  10 min read

In a proper CI/CD setup where we are building once and deploying that build to various environments as it travels down the pipeline towards production there is almost always a set of configuration files that are different for each environment. Over the years there have been a number of different techniques that have been used to manage this like never deploying the web.config file during a website deployment or storing the various configurations and copy them to their locations at the time of deployment....

Let the Test Plan Tell the Story

Published at April 5, 2016 ·  6 min read

This post has been the result of some discussions that I have had lately when trying to determine the work flow for a client but this often comes up with others in the past but what I had never used as an argument was the role of the test plan in all this. Besides being an eye opener and an aha moment for the client and myself I thought I would explore this thought a little more as others might also find this helpful in understanding and getting better control of your flows....

C#.net or VB.net

Published at June 21, 2008 ·  10 min read

Starting from the Beginning I have been a Visual Basic developer for over ten years now. It was not my first language that got me excited about programming. No, that would have been Clipper. I accidentally fell into Clipper much the same way that Visual Basic started as an experiment for me. It was sometime around 1987 or 1988 when I was working as the accountant and network administrator for my family’s car dealership....