Automating ASP.NET Deployments with Jenkins

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Deploying ASP.NET web applications is a breeze with Jenkins and can really improve continuous integration/testing environment for UAT.  It is also possible to do production deployments with scheduled builds.

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Requirements

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“Requirements rarely lie on the surface.  Normally, they’re buried deep beneath layers of assumptions, misconceptions, and politics.”

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The Beauty and Power of Remote Work

I am not a 100% remote worker but all my remote software development consulting is 100% - remote.  Communication is the key to having a good relationship with a client and having great results. If you can only send a message saying that you will look at something it is better than silence.  Communicating with yourself about realistic deadlines will help yourself mange your schedule helping to prevent burn-out.  Remote software development is a combination of the beauty and power of its discipline.

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Sane Database Warehousing

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Database warehousing is a critical tool in the skill set of a developer. The ability to take normalized data and store it in a non-normalized dataset can increase loading times, reduce calculations and generate a large ROI. Large datasets will benefit dramatically from a warehouse of commonly/frequently accessed data facts.

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Goodbye Wordpress Hello Jekyll

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I ran a fairly active blog between 2007 and 2009 using the WordPress platform. WordPress worked well for my needs and was definitely leading mindshare when it came to blogging. Alternatives have come and gone but WordPress has held fairly steady.

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