In November last year I was given the chance to change my job role from a developer to become the teams SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) - this meant less time coding and I had to think about this, do I really want to do this as I do love writing code. Taking a look at … Continue reading New Job Role
Last week at work we did an offsite hackathon over 2 days offsite at Skillsmatter which is in Central London, the idea was to get offsite and brainstorm ideas around how we can benefit our users and add more value to the product we work on. The hackathon included everyone from the team including UX … Continue reading My company’s 2 day hackathon
Over the last 20 years I've seen many a deployment, some good, some bad and the ugly, life's too short for manual/long deployments. Here is what I recommend If you have manual steps in your deployments then stop it, now, no seriously, you can deploy with zero manual steps (clicking deploy doesn't count). What to … Continue reading Tips for Deploying your .Net project
Ok so we have seen in parts 1, 2, and 3 how to go about adding your database to source control, as well as comparing the schema and the data held within our SQL Server databases. Its time to go about releasing changes made from one database to another (again think of you deploying changes … Continue reading Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 4
If you're using SQL server at work and manually deploying changes to your database using manually crafted scripts then its time to stop, there is a better way to do this by automating it, remove the chance of human error, this will also ensure that before you deploy to production that your changes will work, … Continue reading Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 2
Its 2016 and I like to make a list of things I wanna look into and put into place at work so here is a list of things I am aiming to do which also includes at my job in 2016:- A blog post each week, last year I only managed 11 blog posts and … Continue reading My todo list for work in 2016
Having looked at different code bases this past 3 weeks, one thing springs to mind, if you use StyleCop use it in a way where all projects are consistent, no point having only a few rules if the code base can compile but look entirely different project to project, be much nicer for a new … Continue reading Coding Guidleines – how do you do yours?