When I reset my PC or setup a new test machine, I always have to download a lot of software. In the past, I've used Chocolatey, Boxstarter, or just installed everything by hand. I've played with winget, as part of the Windows Insider program. It was first announced in 2020 but was highlighted during Build … Continue reading Scripting Winget
What is NuGet? NuGet is an essential packaging tool used in the .NET ecosystem. NuGet is how packages for .NET are created, hosted, and consumed, along with the tools for each of those roles. For many, NuGet is used through Visual Studio to install and manage packages. The dotnet CLI also provides functionality for adding … Continue reading Clearing NuGet Caches
When I talk about DevOps, I usually don't focus on the things like pipelines or automation. While these topics and activities can be part of DevOps, there is so much more to it. I'm sure this will be a multipart blog series so lets get started. The Definition Let's make sure we are all on … Continue reading DevOps – The Stakeholders
A common issue I see when discussing DevOps with teams or organizations is the presence of Organizational Silos. Organizational Silos are made up of all types of people. Sometimes its a job type, like developers, qa, or infrastructure. Sometimes its a department, like accounting, or hr. Whatever the composition of these silos, they usually impact … Continue reading Shared Focus – Using The First Way with DevOps
This is a phrase I end up using a lot while talking with clients. I used to use a different phrase about elephants but moved away from that language to be more respectful. Let's start with what it means, at least in the context I use it, and why this phrase is so useful when … Continue reading How Do You Boil the Ocean?
As a DevOps Consultant a lot of what I do is spent on People and Processes. If you remember the definition of DevOps that I love is from Donovan Brown, “DevOps is the union of People, Processes, and Products to continuously deliver value to our end users”. I want to keep reiterating this, continuously deliver value to our end users. I bring this … Continue reading Snake Oil DevOps – BEWARE!
What Isn’t DevOps? Before I define DevOps, let’s get started with what DevOps isn’t. DevOps isn’t just a title, or a guy, or a department. DevOps isn’t just automating everying, and isn’t just logging everything. DevOps isn’t dozens of alerts every day, and isn’t an on-call rotation. DevOps isn’t agile or small releases. DevOps is a mindset. … Continue reading What is DevOps?
https://email@example.com I'm presenting soon on Advanced Git. I feel a lot of Developers and DevOps engineers know enough git to the job, but sometimes that's it. I want to help people be more comfortable with the git command line, and help alleviate some fear or hesitation in dealing with git edge cases. While researching things, … Continue reading Some Tools to Help Present Git
I'm running on a Windows Insider Slow build so that I can leverage WSL 2, the Windows Subsystem for Linux v 2. Its pretty incredible, because there's now a Linux kernel inside Windows. Ubuntu is fast, its a wonderful development experience all my favorite linux tools. I can't wait for this to be out of … Continue reading WSL2, Docker, and Time
This blog was posted as part of the Third Annual C# Advent. Make sure to check out everyone else's work when you're done here Depenency Injection, or DI, is a Software Architecture Design Pattern. DI is something that comes up during discussions on SOLID, IoC (Inversion of Control), testing, and refactoring. I want to speak … Continue reading Dependency Injection, Architecture, and Testing