A PowerShell based testing framework that helps you test your nuget packages. Testing your nuget packages can be difficult especially if you're trying to write tests to be run on build server where Visual Studio might not be installed and if you have my custom things built into your packages »

The little things

Its funny how the little things always hang us up. I get asked frequently what is the difference between git fetch and git pull at least once a week and sometimes it's by the same people. This originally made me think that I was not doing a good job of »


The intention of the project is to have some sort of configuration gathering that can gets the system info from one machine that can be used to generate a close to identical match on another machine or virtual. This is ideal for troubleshooting software in environments not owned by the »

Dim your lights

So it's dark and you're on some back road driving like you own a light cycle. You come around a corner at blazing speeds and wham! You get hit with light from some on coming drivers high beams. Given that you had yours on as well you quickly switch to »

So long and thanks for all the fish

What could a developer say about the end of an 8 year awesome head-spinning journey and the beginning of an amazing God driven adventure? craft> fellowshiptech.pop "Nick" craft> newrelic.push "Nick" For the past several months I have felt the absence of peace »

The soup stone

[tl,dr] Ask yourself (and your developers) is what I am doing what I want to do? If I am doing side projects what makes those so interesting? Because if they are really where I volunteer my "free" time then why is that not my day job? If »

Pixel hunter

When you use software do you find yourself to be frustrated or helped? When I design or build something I have a hard time seeing it from the end-user's perspective; I get too excited about the idea or flash of potential. Detaching myself and deciding that I am a user »

The dark side

Here's a book I pretty much keep in hand all the time: Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and David Farley. Not that it's a really super enjoyable read, but it helps me remember how doing this software thing we do can be awesome for both the dev and user. This »

The rub

What is it about bit-rot that seems to drive us away from quality? Here's the analogy: Let's say you just bought this massive steak that you're going prep before the game. So you know you're gonna create an awesome rub then toss it on the grill at a solid 600° »

Just some of Archcoder's favorite Ruby and Ruby on Rails learning resources...

Docs: apidock railsapi rails guides envylabs rails cheatsheet Teaching tools: Screen / pod casts: »

cd vs. cd

Continuous delivery is... the ability to put the release schedule in the hands of the business, not in the hands of development or operations; making sure that any build could potentially be released to users at the touch of a button using a fully automated process, quickly. A continuous delivery »